Most surgeons employed; Colorado Beacon project improves primary care

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> More than two-thirds of surgeons are now employed by hospitals, according to a study published in JAMA Surgery. Article

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> The reasons patients may fail to follow doctors' orders may be more complex than meets the eye, according to Boston Globe columnist Dr. Suzanne Koven. Article

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> Healthcare organizations trying to recruit physician leaders will have to offer more than good pay to attract top talent, FierceHealthcare reported. Article

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> If insurers better motivate hospitals through financial rewards to provide high-quality care--and decrease surgical mistakes, in particular--they could save a lot of money, FierceHealthPayer reported.

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> The Colorado Beacon Consortium made gains in quality improvement as physician practices adopted electronic health records and joined a health information exchange known as Quality Health Network, FierceHealthIT reported. Article

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