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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...
Spine experts repudiate Medtronic studies
In an extraordinary move, a group of spine specialists are publicly repudiating the research of other experts that...
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...
Stage 2 meaningful use to show ’deference’ to panel proposals
The rule that details the requirements for stage 2 of meaningful use will "look a lot like" the measures that the...
Under HIX, Quality Ratings May Be 'Market Movers'
Health insurance exchanges will transform the way health insurance is bought and sold and rely more heavily on customer...
Digital hospital records tied to higher efficiency
Patients treated at hospital emergency rooms that use all-digital-records systems are more likely to have shorter stays...
Baylor heart hospital has lowest readmission rate in the U.S. for second straight year
  Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital, for the second year in a row, had the lowest readmission rate for heart...
Web Exclusive: Hospitals Increasing Focus on Patient Satisfaction, but Many Questions Remain
Patient satisfaction and patient experience are hot right now. Part of reason is the government's focus on patients...
Web Exclusive: Campaign Spotlight: In the Red
In this economy, how you choose to communicate your message is just as important as the message itself. With shrinking...
Zagat helps bring ratings to healthcare
The ubiquitous Zagat guides are known for an assortment of mostly leisure-related topics, but now the editors are...

Book: The Complete Guide to Service Line Marketing
This comprehensive book guides healthcare executives through proven marketing strategies to grow their service lines...
Book: The Complete Guide to Women's Health Service Line Marketing
Women are the family healthcare gatekeeper attract them to your women’s service line and you will attract their family...
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...