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How to spot the difference between 'good' and 'bad' mergers

Mergers and acquisitions continue to be a hot topic in the healthcare industry as M&A activity rises and the government flexes its regulatory muscle, but amid all the developments it's important to note that not all mergers are created equal.

Bipartisan Policy Center issues preventive care recommendations

The shift to value-based care has spurred interest in improving preventive care, so a task force convened by the Bipartisan Policy Center developed several recommendations in a recent report to help providers pursue this goal.

HHS hopes to prevent 1M strokes, heart attacks by 2017

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services this week announced a new payment model that aims to prevent one million strokes and heart attacks by 2017.

Can a 'medical rounds robot' ease healthcare staffing woes?

Clinician staffing levels are an increasingly prevalent issue in the healthcare industry, so Japan's Toyohashi University of Technology developed a unique, high-tech solution--the world's first medical round robot.

Nurses afraid to speak out about dangerous staff shortages

While it's become clear that patient safety suffers if nurses are spread too thin, individuals who speak up about staff shortages often face harsh reprisals from their employers.

Does Medicare's preventable-complication policy actually work?

A Forbes column questions whether Medicare's strategy to deny hospital payments to treat preventable complications actually has improved outcomes. 

When hospital success stories aren't the whole picture

Personal stories and anecdotes can be a valuable tool in healthcare, but some hospitals use them to obscure lackluster care quality ratings while the media look the other way, argues an opinion piece from Health News Review.

How peer support boosts the patient-centered medical home model

As patient-centered medical homes gain steam, a new report reinforces the fact that the model's mission of lowering costs and improving access to care relies on the use of peer support from community health workers.

The changing role of the hospital CCO

Hospital chief compliance officers are taking on more responsibilities in a post-Affordable Care Act landscape as more high-level executives retire, according to a new survey from Deloitte.

How ERs can improve their relationship with police

Emergency departments deal frequently with high-risk patients and victims of violence, and as a result they often face heightened security concerns. Therefore, it's imperative that they strive to cooperate with the police without compromising patient privacy, according to a recent paper published in the  Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine.