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Here’s How One Healthcare Network Developed a Successful Care Coordination Model

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Teri Sholder, chief quality officer at Kettering Health Network in Miamisburg, Ohio, recounts their efforts to define quality and to develop a care coordination model.  

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Primary Health Medical Group Implements Virtual Care Coordination Initiative

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PODCAST : Dr. David Peterman, president of Primary Health Medical Group in Boise, Idaho, discusses the virtual care coordination initiative his organization has implemented for adult diabetics.  

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Harnessing the Hospitalist Movement (Part 4 of 4): Scheduling and Leadership

Wrapping up our weeklong look at various strategies healthcare organizations can use to effectively implement a hospitalist program, we move on to the third and fourth strategies discussed in Joe Cantlupe’s HealthLeaders Media article: scheduling and leadership. One of the problems hospitals often face with their hospitalist programs is unit scheduling. Instead of having their […]

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Harnessing the Hospitalist Movement (Part 3 of 4): Reduction and Coordination

Continuing our look at how you can effectively implement a hospitalist program at your organization, we move on to the second strategy outlined in Joe Cantlupe’s article for HealthLeaders Media: using hospitalists to coordinate care and reduce readmissions. Cantlupe writes, “To improve care coordination and reduce readmissions, particularly among patients discharged to skilled-nursing or rehab […]

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Harnessing the Hospitalist Movement (Part 2 of 4): The Power of One

In our last post, we took a brief look at how the hospitalist movement is impacting healthcare. The question we’re looking to address through this series of posts, however, is, how can you as a healthcare executive harness the hospitalist movement for the maximum benefit and ROI for your organization? Joe Cantlupe over at HealthLeaders […]

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What Do Doctors Want from Your Organization? (Part 2 of 5)

Last Thursday, we began looking at this article by Karen Minich-Pourshadi from the March 2013 issue of HealthLeaders magazine that takes an in-depth look at why doctors are increasingly seeking hospital employment and how a healthcare organization can make the best decisions about which physicians they’re hiring. First, it’s important to understand that there are […]

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Healthcare IT (Part 2 of 2): A Data Overload

Yesterday, we looked at the worker-shortage crisis facing healthcare IT departments around the country. Today, we look at the data and integration issues facing those same departments. A compelling piece by Michael Zeis in the January/February 2013 issue of HealthLeaders magazine breaks down these “considerable hurdles” into three categories, each of which are quoted below. […]

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Industry Survey Reveals Goals and Priorities of Healthcare Leaders (Part 1 of 2)

HealthLeaders Media recently conducted its 2013 Industry Survey and discovered that healthcare leaders “are still in a quandary: unhappy about the healthcare industry as a whole but convinced that their own organizations are moving in the right direction,” reports Margaret Dick Tocknell. The majority believe the industry is still “on the wrong track,” but “the […]

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AMA Outlines Physician Responsibilities for Discharged Patients

How to practice patient safety following their release from the hospital is an ongoing concern for physicians. In seeking to further clarify the issue, the American Medical Association Center for Patient Safety issued a report containing five areas of responsibility that it believes physicians should incorporate into their patient care. John Commins at HealthLeaders Media […]

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