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Slavitt named second-in-command at CMS
By Paul Demko | July 26, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Andrew Slavitt has huge responsibilities and challenges ahead as the new second-in-command at the CMS.
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Specialists see little change in compensation, survey finds
By Andis Robeznieks | July 19, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Of the 12 specialties that showed increases in this year's Modern Healthcare survey of surveys, only five enjoyed pay hikes that exceeded the 1.5% general inflation rate reported by the Consumer Price Index for 2013.
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About the survey firms
By Andis Robeznieks | July 19, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
This year's 2014 survey includes data from 13 recruiting firms, consultants and professional organizations.
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Preventing readmissions: Is there an app for that?
By Jaimy Lee | July 12, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
About 200 Medicare patients who live in Phoenix will receive sensors for their inhalers this year that track how often they use their medication.
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Data collection could stump next phase of predictive analytics
By Melanie Evans | July 12, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Advocate Health Care's push to employ predictive modeling across its broad population base is an early test of the latest front in healthcare's march to using big data to improve healthcare outcomes and reduce costs.
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Parkland's JFK history will be noted at new hospital
By Andis Robeznieks | July 05, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Parkland Hospital, which was founded in 1894 and will soon move to a new facility, will never be able to leave behind its tragic history. Nor is it trying.
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Benefits unclear as states rush into Medicaid managed care
By Virgil Dickson | July 05, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Nurie Keqi, of Queens, N.Y., is one of the lucky ones benefiting from Medicaid expansion under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
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New Parkland Hospital designed for greater safety, efficiency
By Andis Robeznieks | July 05, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
For the past four years, Parkland Health & Hospital System, the Dallas area's publicly financed safety net provider, has been in constant turmoil. Yet support for construction of a massive $1.27 billion replacement hospital, funded by a voter-approved tax hike, never wavered.
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FDA's generic-drug label rule draws controversy
By Joe Carlson | June 28, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The FDA has proposed a rule allowing the makers of generics to update their warning labels in response to new information about drug risks, creating what it calls parity on labeling between brand-name drugmakers and generic makers.
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Ambitious checklist app comes as hospitals struggle with basic checklists
By Sabriya Rice | June 21, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
This summer, Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore plans to test an ambitious new application for tablet devices that its developers hope will significantly enhance its clinicians' use of patient checklists to avoid preventable medical errors.
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