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September 10, 2012


Top Stories
By Elizabeth Gardner | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Inpatients at Mountain States Health Alliance have forms attached to their beds, but instead of vital statistics, these forms note their favorite foods, special memories and other personal details.
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By Maureen McKinney | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The tools required to remake the beleaguered U.S. healthcare system into one that's safe, cost-effective and patient-centered are available right now, according to an Institute of Medicine report.
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By David Burda | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Last Wednesday, I asked Maureen McKinney, one of our reporters, for a copy of the Institute of Medicine's new report, Best Care at Lower Cost. The 382-page report was truly a showstopper.
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Late News
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said in a new report that it plans to improve its post-market surveillance system for medical devices, in part by establishing a unique device identification system.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Healthcare job growth continued to drag in August as hospital hiring remained sluggish and physician offices added a mere 700 jobs. Healthcare added 16,700 jobs last month, a gain of 0.1%, to bring the industry's total employment to 14.4 million jobs, according to seasonally adjusted estimates...
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
HHS, through its Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, has decided to punt on its previous drive to regulate the proposed nationwide health information network. In May, the ONC published a formal request for information—chiefly a list of more than 60...
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
According to the CMS' latest report, 3,884 hospitals and 267,221 physicians and other eligible professionals are now enrolled in the three federally funded electronic health-record system incentive payment programs. The numbers are based on data available through July. So far, the...
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
St. Joseph Health and Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian have received federal antitrust clearance for their plan to form a new regional health system in Southern California. The Federal Trade Commission gave early clearance to the affiliation, in which nine-hospital St. Joseph, Orange, would...
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Cover Story
By Maureen McKinney | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The tools required to remake the beleaguered U.S. healthcare system into one that's safe, cost-effective and patient-centered are available right now, according to an Institute of Medicine report.
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By Melanie Evans | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
As the nation debates health reform along with its choices for president, two health economists last week said the public sector could best serve innovation by following private markets' lead.
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Features
By Maureen McKinney | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
In early 2011, a team of clinicians and IT specialists at Hartford (Conn.) Hospital convened a work group to address delirium, one of the most dangerous complications affecting older adults.
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Special Feature
By Elizabeth Gardner | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Inpatients at Mountain States Health Alliance have forms attached to their beds, but instead of vital statistics, these forms note their favorite foods, special memories and other personal details.
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By Elizabeth Gardner | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Through its systemic approach to quality, Mountain States Health Alliance has positioned itself to have a regional role in the world of accountable care.
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Editorial
By David Burda | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Last Wednesday, I asked Maureen McKinney, one of our reporters, for a copy of the Institute of Medicine's new report, Best Care at Lower Cost. The 382-page report was truly a showstopper.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
“Government mandated healthcare, as called for in the Affordable Care Act, would provide health insurance for most Americans, but it does not solve our access problem, nor will it drive down costs. … Healthcare in America is so expensive because it is a controlled and inefficient market...
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Guest Commentary
By William Jennings | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
I've spent my career as a hospital administrator talking about the need for institutional values, but it's not always easy to walk the walk, especially when a crisis erupts and the most expedient response is often the unethical one—I learned that the day we lost a corpse.
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Letters
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Regarding “Ryan: Plan is bipartisan," Medicare was enacted 47 years ago to provide a medical safety net for those who were lucky enough to live longer than average. It has become a welfare program, even for the...
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News Makers
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Susan Boland has been named president of the division of Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare that includes the system's All Saints Hospital in Racine, Wis., succeeding Ken Buser, who is retiring. Boland is senior VP and COO at All Saints and will assume Buser's role as president of Wheaton...
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Outliers
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Looking at adorable cat pictures on the Internet may be a bit of a national obsession, and the American Public Health Association is looking to tap into that feline fascination through a new disaster preparedness contest.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The NFL and the NIH are two acronyms that you'll rarely find in the same sentence.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The full sequence of the human genome—some 3 billion base pairs, including 20,500 genes—was published in April 2003. Yet nearly 10 years on, we have yet to see evidence of any avalanche of new drugs that can capitalize on that knowledge and specifically interact with DNA at the...
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