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September 3, 2012


Top Stories
By Maureen McKinney | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Imagine a hospital where the ICU's myriad devices seamlessly exchange data and where a patient's loss of dignity is viewed as a preventable harm on the same order as a fall or a bloodstream infection.
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By Beth Kutscher | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Whether it's called outsourcing, partnering or another term, hospitals and health systems continue to use that approach as they realize that much of what they need isn't available in-house.
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By David May | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
So the Republican Party had its time in the sun last week in Tampa, Fla. Once Isaac left town, that is.
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Late News
By Melanie Evans | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Catholic Health Initiatives, the nation's second-largest Catholic health system, will invest as much as $200 million through a newly created venture capital group.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
In what experts say is a novel legal tactic to resolve hundreds of ongoing investigations, the Justice Department began e-mailing hospitals with instructions to examine questionable implantable-defibrillator surgeries on Medicare patients and estimate potential penalties under the False Claims Act.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Two Twin Cities-area healthcare systems signed a letter of intent to merge, giving one organization control over five hospitals, a 1,500-physician multispeciality group practice, a 1.4 million-member health plan and a Medicare Pioneer accountable care organization. The merger between...
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
An executive order signed by President Barack Obama launched a pilot program with HHS-funded facilities to reduce veterans' mental healthcare wait times. The order directed the Veterans Affairs Department to establish with HHS at least 15 pilot sites where veterans on waiting lists could receive...
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Cover Story
By Maureen McKinney | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Imagine a hospital where the ICU's myriad devices seamlessly exchange data and where a patient's loss of dignity is viewed as a preventable harm on the same order as a fall or a bloodstream infection.
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By Ashok Selvam | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A trio of independent studies released last week bolstered the view that U.S. patient safety is not improving despite the efforts of doctors, hospitals, the federal government and various patient-safety groups.
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Features
By Paul Barr | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Hospitals' glacier-like movement toward joining the rest of the business world in actually telling customers how much they'll have to pay may have reached a milestone.
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Special Feature
By Beth Kutscher | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Whether it's called outsourcing, partnering or another term, hospitals and health systems continue to use that approach as they realize that much of what they need isn't available in-house.
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Editorial
By David May | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
So the Republican Party had its time in the sun last week in Tampa, Fla. Once Isaac left town, that is.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
“It was a day late, but the Republicans' parade of truth-twisting, distortions and plain falsehoods arrived on the podium of their national convention. … Following in the footsteps of Mitt Romney's campaign, rarely have so many convention speeches been based on such shaky foundations.
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Letters
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Regarding “Ryan: Plan is bipartisan," Congressman Paul Ryan's call for transforming Medicare from the broken status-quo model to a defined contribution model is worthy of serious discussion. Especially in...
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By the Numbers
By Modern Healthcare
A list of the nation's 80 largest healthcare management consulting firms, ranked by 2011 revenue from provider consulting fees. Source: Modern Healthcare's seventh annual Management Consulting Firms Survey. Published Sept. 3, 2012, p. 32.
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News Makers
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Dr. Leslie Hall has been named interim dean of the medical school at the University of Missouri, Columbia, as Dr. Robert Churchill prepares to retire from the post Oct. 31. Hall, 56, has worked as chief medical officer of University of Missouri Health Care and as senior associate...
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Outliers
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Architecture experts like to say Bertrand Goldberg's odd, ambitious design for the old Prentice Women's Hospital in Chicago resembles an cloverleaf for its graceful, rounded floors, and they tout its gravity-defying lack of support columns thanks to a cantilevered design.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Beer or wine? That seems to be one choice the Marin-Sonoma IPA saw when it decided to pursue becoming an accountable care organization.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The friends and families of the victims in the Aurora, Colo., movie theater shooting have gone public with their displeasure in how the Community First Foundation is distributing donations from a relief fund.
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