Topic: Coors Insights – January 2012

NorthShore CEO: Supreme Court Decision Won’t Stop Healthcare Reform

Posted on December 1, 2011 by - Coors Insights - January 2012

By: Molly Gamble Mark Neaman, CEO of Evanston, Ill.-based NorthShore University HealthSystem, thinks most provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will survive even if the U.S. Supreme Court rejects the individual health insurance mandate, according to a Highland Park Pioneer Press report. While Mr. Neaman doesn’t think it will overturn the healthcare… Read more »

Hospital workers don’t report 86% of patient harm events

Posted on December 1, 2011 by - Coors Insights - January 2012

By: Alicia Caramenico Hospital workers reported only about 14 percent of the patient-safety incidents experienced by Medicare beneficiaries discharged in October 2008, according to a new report from the Office of the Inspector General (OIG). Hospital staff failed to report the remaining 86 percent of patient harm events, partly due to staff misunderstanding what constitutes patient harm…. Read more »

Weak Economy Curbs U.S. Health Spending

Posted on December 1, 2011 by - Coors Insights - January 2012

by Julie Rovner No, it’s not quite going down. But health care spending in 2010 rose at the second-slowest rate in the last half-century. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services reports that total health spending in the U.S. increased by 3.9 percent in 2010, just a notch above the slowest rate since the government started… Read more »