Misdiagnosis leads malpractice cases; MDs seeking MBAs in record numbers

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> Physicians' failure to diagnose reins as the top reason behind medical malpractice claims, Yahoo News reported.

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> Emergency departments that ordered more diagnostic tests for children with possible community-acquired pneumonia also admitted more children to the hospital, according to a study published online Monday in the journal Pediatrics, FierceHealthcare reported.

> For the first time, healthcare has more students in MIT's executive MBA program than any other industry, making up one in five members of the class of 2014, FierceHealthcare reported.

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> Highmark, Pennsylvania's largest insurer, has announced that it's launching an "accountable care alliance" that will pay a network of about 500 hospitals and doctors up to 30 percent more in reimbursements for keeping patients healthy, FierceHealthPayer reported.

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> More than 300 practicing physicians in primary care, family medicine and internal medicine responding to a new survey from Wolters Kluwer Health cited their three biggest business challenges in implementing technology required by the Affordable Care Act as follows: managing shifting reimbursement models with payers (91 percent), financial management (90 percent) and spending time with patients (88 percent), FierceHealthIT reported.

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