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Obama aministration shelves doctor ’mystery shoppers’ plan
The Obama administration said Tuesday that it had shelved plans for a survey in which "mystery shoppers" posing as...
The time is now for ACOs, former CMS administrator says
With the prohibitive and rising cost of healthcare, there has never been a greater need for accountable care...
In CO, a tale of two hospitals
Aspen Valley Hospital will give its employees an average pay increase of 2.4% this month, while the Vail Valley...
VT may build new state hospital
Gov. Peter Shumlin is considering going in a new direction than his predecessor regarding the future of the Vermont...
Radiation should follow a mastectomy for advanced cancer, but often doesn't
Radiation after a mastectomy for advanced breast cancer is part of the standard treatment guidelines. But more than a...
Health data losses: Don’t blame hackers
While patients and doctors often worry about medical records being hacked by cybercriminals and Internet snoops, the...
’Mystery shoppers’ to monitor access to docs
Alarmed by a shortage of primary care doctors, Obama administration officials are recruiting a team of "mystery...
IL doctor records taken offline
Illinois once provided the public with detailed histories of the state's doctors — including whether the...
MA patients' files left at public dump
Four Massachusetts community hospitals are investigating how thousands of patient health records, some containing...
'We're the ones who are in there. Our lives are entrusted to them'
Nevada State Sen. Shirley Breeden understands the patient suffering caused by hospital-acquired infections. While she...

Book: Reducing Readmissions: A Blueprint for Improving Care Transitions
As the healthcare industry implements reforms that will penalize hospitals for readmissions deemed unnecessary, it’s...
Book: The Healthcare Executive's Guide to Urgent Care Centers and Freestanding EDs
One in five Americans lacks adequate access to primary care physicians and even those patients with insurance and a...