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Spine experts repudiate Medtronic studies
In an extraordinary move, a group of spine specialists are publicly repudiating the research of other experts that...
What happened to the family doctor?
Primary-care doctors take care of the young, the old and the in-between; the sick, the well and the dying. Ideally...
’Mystery shoppers’ to monitor access to docs
Alarmed by a shortage of primary care doctors, Obama administration officials are recruiting a team of "mystery...
Second person denied AZ transplant coverage dies
A second transplant candidate denied coverage because of state budget cuts has died, and hospital officials say the...
Doctor will Skype you now:More MDs use Web for house calls
Web camera doctors' appointments have their benefits and their drawbacks. Free online video-chat services let doctors...
Physician burnout could hurt patients too
The editors of Anesthesiology published two studies on medical-staff burnout on Tuesday, and the resulting potential...
As doctors age, small towns face critical shortage
Californians are getting older, and so are their physicians. In isolated towns, fears are rising that as greater...
Tech turns hospitals into concert halls, diseases into songs
What if, instead of an operating room cluttered with electronic beeps and tones, it were just filled with music? If...
J&J recalls hip replacement implant
More than two years after the Food and Drug Administration began receiving complaints about the failure of a hip...
What to tell patients when trials go awry
Joel Ross, MD, the founder/CEO of the Memory Enhancement Centers of New Jersey, makes his living enrolling subjects in...

Book: Statistics Basics: A Resource Guide for Healthcare Managers
A new addition to HCPro's Basics series, this logical book and CD-ROM are a primer for any healthcare manager embarking...
Book: Making Your Data Work:
This book and CD-ROM will help staff quickly and easily find and present valuable information to improve quality and...
Book: A Practical Guide to Managing Disruptive and Impaired Physicians, Second Edition
Don’t let disruptive physician behavior and impairment negatively affect your hospital’s operations or put your...
Book: The Healthcare Executive's Guide to ACO Strategy
In the wake of healthcare reform, ACOs continue to emerge as the care delivery and reimbursement model of the future...
Audio Conference: Slash Your Readmission Rates
With 20% of Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries discharged from a hospital being readmitted within 30 days, two of...
Webcast: OPPE Best Practices Series: When OPPE leads to FPPE
Join speakers Valerie Handunge, MA, senior healthcare strategy and operations consultant, Deloitte Consulting, and...