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How HR Can Be the C-Suite's Secret Weapon

Lena J. Weiner, Associate Editor for HealthLeaders Media

HR is traditionally not considered a source of strategic organizational power, but HR teams within hospitals and healthcare systems are uniquely equipped to lead healthcare organizations through this unprecedented time of transition. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

As Allegations Swirl, Baylor Plano Rejects Baldrige Award

Hospital officials say they have declined a prestigious national quality award because of a lawsuit alleging that a neurosurgeon they employed was incompetent and caused patient injuries and at least one death. >>>

Two-Midnight Rule Must be Fixed or Replaced, Say Providers

CMS has issued a clarification on its rule governing how Medicare classifies and pays for short hospital stays, but healthcare providers are still crying foul over the new standard. >>>

4 Twitter Tactics for Savvy Healthcare Providers

In the right hands, tweeting can greatly enhance a healthcare provider's brand. Four physicians with an active Twitter presence illustrate the basic tenets that lead to social media success. >>>

Employer Mandate Delay Hurts NFP Hospitals' Credit Outlook

The delay in the employer mandate "causes a timing mismatch between the benefit of fewer uninsured patients and the negative impact hospitals face related to reduced payment updates and cuts to Medicare and Medicaid DSH," says Moody's Investor Services. >>>

LGBT Health Disparities Persist, But Nurses Can Help

Healthcare providers are unable to optimally address a patient's health needs without knowing a person's sexual orientation. But assumptions of heterosexuality are the norm. Nurse leaders can work toward reducing heterosexism in healthcare. >>>

Retail Medicine Syncs with High-Deductible Health Plans

The rise of high-deductible health plans means more consumers will have healthcare coverage that mainly provides protection against catastrophic injury or illness. As these plans become more common, pharmacy chains and big box retailers are taking a greater interest in expanding their healthcare provider capacities. >>>



2014 Industry Survey

Industry Survey 2014: Forging Healthcare's New Financial Foundation

This award-winning survey shows how organizations are managing the shift from volume to value, including new and proven tactics to support collaborative care. Don't miss the bonus CEO report. Free Download >>>



News Headlines

Batavia, Rochester hospitals pursue merger

The Buffalo News, March 3, 2014

These three management rules helped fix Healthcare.gov

Quartz, March 3, 2014

Opinion: Healthcare jobs are getting squeezed, finally

Bloomberg View, March 3, 2014

Obama budget will seek record funding for new doctors

USA Today, February 28, 2014

Citing 'distraction,' Quality Forum CEO resigns board seats

ProPublica, February 28, 2014

Sebelius: US healthcare delivery system stuck in 20th century

The Hill, February 28, 2014

Doctors struggle to save for retirement despite high salaries

NBC News, February 28, 2014

Many Americans open to narrow doctor networks in Obamacare

Los Angeles Times, February 27, 2014

Highmark won't pay hospital rates for care in physician offices

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, February 27, 2014

MaineGeneral hospital 'doing its best' amid bed shortage

Portland Press Herald, February 26, 2014



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Webcast: Forge Partnerships Across the Care Continuum—Metrics and Workflows

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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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