Feds Propose Emergency Prep Rules But at What Cost?
The federal government’s proposed emergency preparedness requirements for hospitals and 16 other healthcare providers and suppliers closely follow those of the Joint Commission, but questions remain about the costs to comply with the guidelines. ...Read More
Medicine and nutrition: delicious together
From an early age, Timothy Harlan knew that cooking was his calling. At age 11, the Atlanta native started washing dishes in a restaurant.
|New ACO Targets Cost Curve, Quality|
Ochsner Health System, Ochsner Physician Partners and UnitedHealthcare of Louisiana have launched a new accountable care organization the partners hope will eventually achieve healthcare’s Holy Grail: bending the cost curve.
|Feds Propose Emergency Prep Rules But at What Cost?|
The federal government’s proposed emergency preparedness requirements for hospitals and 16 other healthcare providers and suppliers closely follow those of the Joint Commission, but questions remain about the costs to comply with the guidelines.
|Teaming Up to Turn the Tide on Pancreatic Cancer|
Deadly and defiant, pancreatic cancer was one of the major oncologic threats Congress hoped to address with passage of the “Recalcitrant Cancer Research Act,” which was signed into law at the beginning of 2013.
|PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Dr. Laura Lazarus|
When it comes to an adventure, Dr. Laura Lazarus reaches new heights. After her sister treated her to a trapeze lesson, she took up the flying version.
|'Early Offer' Malpractice Programs May Spur Reform|
Much of the activity in what one researcher calls "second-generation" malpractice reform is occurring not in state legislative chambers, but at the hospital level through a variety of medical injury dispute resolution programs. Posted Tuesday, September 16, 2014 6:56 am CDT
|Narrow Networks Cut Costs, Not Quality, Economists Say|
Research on Massachusetts government workers finds no evidence that narrow network enrollment is associated with a shift towards lower quality hospitals. Posted Tuesday, September 16, 2014 6:47 am CDT
|Better HCAHPS Scores Protect Revenue|
Providing an excellent patient experience is tied more closely than ever to reimbursements. Posted Tuesday, September 16, 2014 6:42 am CDT
|Officials: No risk of Ebola outbreak in US|
Federal health officials on Tuesday told Congress that there is little risk of a serious Ebola outbreak in the United States, even if a patient with the virus arrived undetected on U.S. soil. While warning lawmakers of the severity of the... Posted Tuesday, September 16, 2014 3:57 pm CDT
|Obama at CDC warns Ebola outbreak ‘spiraling out of control’|
President Obama on Tuesday warned that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is "spiraling out of control" and could see "hundreds of thousands of people infected" if the world does not act."It's getting worse," Obama said after a briefing with... Posted Tuesday, September 16, 2014 3:39 pm CDT
|Obama, Ebola survivor meet in Oval Office|
President Obama met in the Oval Office Tuesday with a U.S. doctor who contracted Ebola while treating patients in Liberia, a spokesman said. Obama met with Kent Brantly, the Ebola survivor, and his wife, Amber, White House press secretary Josh... Posted Tuesday, September 16, 2014 2:05 pm CDT