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William F. Jessee Talks Physician-Hospital Alignment

Joe Cantlupe

So far, neither hospitals nor physicians are up to the challenge of properly aligning themselves. Often lacking is a clear set of organizational goals and strategies to carry out the task of integration, says the former head of the Medical Group Management Association. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Nudging Physicians Toward Accountability

A hospital leader discovers that putting the focus on culture as well as clinical and economic integration, can open physicians' eyes to accountable care structures. >>>

Q&A: Farzad Mostashari on Meaningful Use, Privacy

The national coordinator for health information technology at the Department of Health and Human Services, Farzad Mostashari, speaks with HealthLeaders Media about his top challenges in 2012. >>>

10 Hospital Technologies to Watch Carefully

The ECRI Institute lists ten high-priced technologies, including radiation reduction tools and proton beam radiation therapy, that it says bear a look by healthcare leaders, but come with a slew of caveats. >>>

Telemedicine as Talent Strategy

Incentives for cutting costs are starting to line up, and physician productivity has never been more critical. Providers have been experimenting for years with telemedicine as a substitute for office-based visits. But it had not progressed much past the experimental stage—until recently. >>>

Intelligence Report: M&A—Hospitals Take Control

More than three-quarters of organizations are exploring or have M&A deals under way, according to this HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report. Get the free report with exclusive research and analysis. >>>



News Headlines

Google helps ER docs to predict flu trends

Time.com, January 12, 2012

CIGNA, NY physician group launch accountable care initiative

Business Insurance, January 12, 2012

Hospital fountain linked to Legionnaires' outbreak in WI

ABCNews, January 12, 2012

Gateway Society to reverse decline in black men entering medical school

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 11, 2012

More patient data risks, lawsuits predicted in 2012

InformationWeek, January 10, 2012

Drug reps soften their sales pitches

The Wall Street Journal, January 10, 2012

The challenges of a rural physician

The Atlantic, January 10, 2012

TX Methodist Hospital chief will still see patients

Houston Chronicle, January 9, 2012



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20 People Who Make Healthcare Better—2011

Determination and a willingness to take a chance are among the qualities we see in our annual HealthLeaders 20 as they set about dedicating their professional lives to making a difference for good in healthcare. >>>

 

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