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

May 10, 2013

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 1 of 4)

May 6, 2013

Specialists today are taking a much more sophisticated approach to managing the care of their patients. Gone are the days when a doctor would throw himself on the altar of all-hours, any-location availability. Ultimately, nothing leads to burn-out and professional fatigue more than a physician taking an imbalanced approach to his personal health and well-being. […]

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Providers clash with Medicare over readmission measure

August 23, 2012

As summer wanes, tensions are simmering between Medicare and healthcare providers, especially after a new readmission measure was approved by the National Quality Forum (NQF) with allegedly little input from industry professionals. According to a July 23, 2012, article from Kaiser Health News, this conflict is rooted within the nationwide failure to reduce readmissions rates, […]

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