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In this issue...
  • 3 keys to unlock the patient satisfaction puzzle
  • MRI safety targeted as new group offers credentialing test
  • Patients clueless about treatment risks; docs little help
  • Cost-sharing as big as Texas
  • Self-care in the nursing field: Do you dare?
  • Doctors face a huge Medicare and Medicaid pay cut in 2015
  • Telemedicine: The doctor is online, but at what cost?
  • WHO: Governments did not take up serious role in Ebola crisis
  • Curbing growth of physician self-referrals requires Congress
  • Upcoming Webinars




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    3 keys to unlock the patient satisfaction puzzle
    FierceHealthcare
    The effort to improve the patient experience is one of the paramount issues in the modern healthcare industry — in part because patient satisfaction is tied to financial incentives. To make a real difference, hospitals must create an "overall experience of caring," according to Forbes contributor Micah Solomon.
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    MRI safety targeted as new group offers credentialing test
    Modern Healthcare
    A new group of experts in magnetic resonance safety have created a credentialing test for technicians and radiologists aimed at reducing adverse events like the so-called missile effect, when the machine's powerful magnetic field sucks an object into the scanner at high speed. The American Board of Magnetic Resonance Safety, a not-for-profit organization, says existing guidelines are too device-specific, assess organizations rather than individuals and lean toward "polite suggestions" rather than strict standards.
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    Patients clueless about treatment risks; docs little help
    HealthLeaders Media
    Researchers find that patients greatly overestimate the benefits and underestimate the harms of medical treatments and tests and say overutilization is largely a function of "poor judgment [and] subconscious biases" on the part of physicians.
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    Cost-sharing as big as Texas
    Healthcare Payer News
    The Affordable Care Act may be guaranteeing health coverage for millions of Americans, but the definition of affordability is under dispute and raising questions about the burden on middle class consumers. From 2010 to 2013, there was a great slowdown in employer-sponsored health plan premium increases in 31 states, yet another trend of employees having to pay more in their share of premiums and in their deductibles, the Commonwealth Fund has found.
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    Self-care in the nursing field: Do you dare?
    By Rachel Y. Hill
    Nursing is one of the most rewarding careers, but it can also be one of the most challenging. When we consider the complex needs of our patients, the demands of our employers and the ongoing changes in healthcare, there are so many reasons why self-care is so important.
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    Doctors face a huge Medicare and Medicaid pay cut in 2015
    Forbes
    If you thought it was getting increasingly difficult for Medicare and Medicaid patients to see a doctor, you're right — and that problem may get even worse in 2015. Doctors who still accept Medicare patients could see an average reduction of 21.2 percent in Medicare reimbursement rates, according the Department of Health and Human Services.
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    Telemedicine: The doctor is online, but at what cost?
    Medscape
    A recent Deloitte business report estimates that this year there will be 100 million telemedicine visits (e-visits) globally, with a potential cost savings of over $5 billion compared with traditional office visits. The article states that there are 600 million annual visits to general practitioners in the United States and Canada, about one half of which lend themselves to e-visits.
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    WHO: Governments did not take up serious role in Ebola crisis
    Maine News
    The World Health Organization has blamed the government for not taking adequate and required actions during the spread of Ebola. The organization stated that the governments failed to take up serious roles when the attack of this disease spread and this resulted in the disease's severity.
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    Curbing growth of physician self-referrals requires Congress
    Medical Xpress
    With findings from four recent reports by the Government Accountability Office, the new Congress could close dozens of loopholes that have allowed physicians to increasingly refer patients for medical services to enterprises in which they have a financial stake, write the authors of a new "Viewpoint" in JAMA. Ending the controversial practice might save the federal government hundreds of millions of dollars a year.
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