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An Independent Community Health System Carves Its Own Niche

Philip Betbeze

The chief operating officer of a small Minnesota health system says that small organizations can—and must—be among the leaders of the transformation from volume- to value-based healthcare businesses. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Critical Access Hospitals Crisis in GA a National Bellwether

An advocate for rural health says the rural hospital community in Georgia, rife with closings, is so financially strapped that "about 10% of our population [can be considered] Third World Nation health status." More hospital closings are "inevitable" and the trend could spread to the rest of the country, he says. >>>

ICD-10: CMS Agrees to Limited End-to-End Testing

Following concerns from physicians and some US senators, CMS says it will do end-to-end ICD-10 testing with a small sample group of providers selected to represent "a broad cross-section of provider types, claims types, and submitter types." >>>

It's Impossible to Know What $1B in Federal Quality Spending Buys

A pair of quality initiatives say they are preventing harm and saving lives, but their data is lacking, two prominent patient safety and health policy experts point out. >>>

For Small Health Systems, Big Decisions Can Mean Life or Death

Seeking a strategic path for a healthcare organization amid historic levels of disruption can be exhilarating, but small systems and standalone hospitals are essentially betting their institutional lives on the changes they're making. >>>

AOL Chief's Benefits Blunder Also a HIPAA Violation

Announcing a pullback of a major employee benefit was bad. Violating the privacy of two employees was worse. >>>

In Retail Medicine, Opportunity for Market Share Growth

As patient volumes shift from inpatient to outpatient settings, some hospitals and health systems are entering the retail medicine space in new ways. >>>

Slideshow: Healthcare Leaders Address Physician Engagement Challenges

High levels of physician engagement are vital to healthcare leaders who wish to avoid conflict within their organizations. Four senior healthcare executives share strategies for maintaining strong relationships with staff. >>>



Intelligence Report

Intelligence Report: Healthcare Analytics—The New Business Currency

As providers' risk exposure grows, this report delivers a clear view of leading organizations' progress toward mastering the analytics that matter most to making cost and care quality decisions with great precision. Download Today >>>



News Headlines

Busted state Obamacare websites haven't caught up to Healthcare.gov

Bloomberg Businessweek, February 21, 2014

Opinion: To pay for Medicare SGR repeal, build on bipartisan healthcare policy

Health Affairs, February 21, 2014

Health centers see threat from 'private option' Medicaid

Kaiser Health News / Politico Pro, February 21, 2014

Settlement reached on Long Island College Hospital's future, attorneys say

DNAinfo New York, February 21, 2014

Tenet, HMA Named in Federal Kickback Suit

HealthLeaders Media, February 20, 2014

Duke Health System CEO appointed to head Institute of Medicine

Boston.com, February 20, 2014

Athenahealth teams with doctor-led ACO

InformationWeek, February 20, 2014

Congress seeks $150B to end 'doc fixes'

The Hill, February 19, 2014

Healthcare organizations under siege from cyberattacks

The Baltimore Sun, February 19, 2014

Highmark looks to expand into northeastern PA

Bloomberg Businessweek / Associated Press, February 19, 2014



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Webcast: Orthopedics Service Line Success—Physician Engagement, Efficiency, and Quality

Date: February 27, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET Orthopedic leaders from PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center and Stryker offer evidence-based strategies for improving orthopedic efficiency, quality, and performance while also increasing collaboration, cost savings, and market share within the service line. Register Today   >>>




From HealthLeaders Magazine

In Search of EHR's ROI

As healthcare leaders continue to pour money into electronic health record systems, many (but not all) find the return on the investment remains elusive. >>>

 

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