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3 ways to serve as your own mystery shopper

If you host a party, chances are you miss most of the good stuff. After all, your hands are full, you're focused on not dropping the h'ordeurvres and making sure you interact with each and every guest. If something pulls your attention away from any one of these tasks, there could quite literally be a fire in the kitchen.

Task force: Opioid prescribing standards needed

Standardized rules surrounding the amount of painkillers physicians may prescribe for specific surgeries and conditions is a critical factor in addressing the deadly epidemic of painkiller abuse, and a new task force in Massachusetts will work toward that change and more, the  Boston Herald  reported.

The ultimate patient experience: High-quality care plus free Wi-Fi and 42-inch televisions

A newly opened hospital in Texas bets that the facility designed by physicians to provide patients with the ultimate  patient- centered  experience will give it an edge in the marketplace,  Healthcare Finance News   re ports.

Hospitals waste $11 billion a year on inefficient communication

As care coordination gains popularity in the healthcare industry, especially within accountable care organizations, healthcare leaders must ensure their teams of doctors, nurses and staff use the most efficient communication processes possible to protect their patients and organizations' bottom lines.

Payers should jump on private exchange train

As private health insurance exchanges grow in popularity, they could catch up with public exchange's enrollment success. About 3 million Americans enrolled in plans through private exchanges this past year, and that number is expected to surpass 10 million by 2015, Healthcare Payer News notes.

What auto-enrollment for exchanges means for insurers

Changes to the health insurance exchange renewal process could lead to "painful" repercussions for insurers, according to a new report from Milliman.

Should hospitals bear more responsibility for mentally ill?

With more and more stories of mental health patients injuring and killing healthcare worker across the country--most recently in Pennsylvania--hospitals and health systems need to focus more on treating mental illness, author Caroline Hamilton writes in  Security Info Watch.

Arming docs not the answer to prevent office violence, experts say

A Philadelphia psychiatrist who returned fire on a mentally ill patient in his office last week "without a doubt saved lives," stated Yeadon Police  Chief Donald Molineux in a press conference following the incident, as  repo rted  by the  Delaware County Daily Times.

Essential building blocks for patient-centered medical homes

Insurers must implement certain foundational factors to build a successful patient-centered medical home, including strong leadership and staff commitment to the care model, adequate information technology and effective patient engagement tools,  rep orted   Health IT Analytics.

Trustees: Medicare funds safe through 2030

Neither Medicare nor Social Security can carry on with their current financial schedules, and legislative changes must be addressed, according to an annual report released Monday by the Social Security and Medicare Boards of Trustees.