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Smart pain management makes good business sense: it's now a key factor in HCAHPS scores--and therefore, reimbursement. Hospitals are stepping up to the plate. Jun 1, 2012 3191
Surgical robots: worth the investment? The cost is high and comparative research is scant. But heavy demand by physicians and patients makes them a must-have for many hospitals. Apr 1, 2012 3165
Observation units: a tightrope act: only about a third of U.S. hospitals have them. But, they can aid throughput, cut readmissions and make patients happy. Just step carefully. Feb 1, 2012 2606
Is your hospital ready? The silver stampede: a huge proportion of your patient population will soon be older than 65. That demands a vigorous focus on geriatric care and support services both before and after discharge. Dec 1, 2011 2345
Bracing for a new flood ED relief: expanded health coverage and a shortage of primary care will drive more patients to your emergency department. Averting a crisis will take a coordinated strategy across the entire hospital. Oct 1, 2011 2100
Fighting tradition physical therapy: hospitals are bucking conventional wisdom that acute patients are too ill for PT, and integrating it into care earlier and more thoroughly. Sep 1, 2011 2412
True partners: hospitals and independent physicians unite around common goals. Jul 1, 2011 2215
Intensive Care Units: Pioneering hospitals are reinventing: less sedation, more physical theraphy and standardized care help critically ill patients be 'alert, awake and out of bed'. Jun 1, 2011 2223
Long-term care: your new priority: hospitals must get much more involved with post-discharge facilities to reduce readmissions and build a solid continuum of care. Apr 1, 2011 2222
Calling all docs: primary care shortage looms large; new recruitment and retention models are needed to weather the storm. Feb 1, 2011 665
These days, they're indispensible pharmacists step up: hospitals realize that these professionals should do more than fill prescriptions; they must be active members of the clinical team. Feb 1, 2011 2311
The race for health reform enters a whole new stage: while Republicans promise to change the law, key provisions impacting care delivery and payment are likely to move forward. Dec 1, 2010 1934
Are you ready for physician co-management? Big savings. Better outcomes. Happier surgeons: orthopedics programs pioneer new for hospitals and doctors to work together. Nov 1, 2010 1846
Bundled payment: one hospital's experiment. Interview Nov 1, 2010 537
Creating a cardiac care continuum: to improve quality and cut readmissions, hospitals step up efforts to keep heart failure patients out of danger long after discharge. Sep 1, 2010 1985
Neuro's big redo: hospitals large and small are rethinking their old, disjointed neurosciences service lines and building new and better care. Jun 1, 2010 2712
The future of care: Part I: the patient experience. Apr 1, 2010 2110
'The right scan at the right time' a focus on imaging: amid cost and quality concerns, hospitals explore ways to ensure that radiation use is always appropriate and safe. Apr 1, 2010 2265

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