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The Hospital of the Future is Not a Hospital

Philip Betbeze

Pursuing expensive inpatient volume in the traditional sense is a strategic dead end. Any new construction undertaken by hospitals and health systems should be based on adaptability, patient flow, and efficiency gains—not bed count. >>>


Editor's Picks

Medicare Overpaid Physicians $6.7B For Miscoded Claims

An examination of medical claims records by federal officials finds that more than half of doctors' claims for patient evaluations and related services had incorrect codes or lacked the necessary documentation. >>>

A Homegrown Approach to Physician Leadership

Physician leadership expertise doesn't have to come from a consulting firm. A large nonprofit health system in the Pacific Northwest has developed its own leadership academy, which is saving money and providing physicians with problem-solving tools and skills. >>>

Hospitals Begin Subsidizing Exchange Premiums via Third Parties

A collaboration between a Wisconsin United Way chapter and the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics uses a hospital financial gift to help defray the cost of health insurance for some potential enrollees. It could be a model for others. >>>

Mental Health Integration in Primary Care

Intermountain Healthcare leaders have developed a team-based approach to address patients' mental health issues. >>>

Will Congress Abolish the 96-Hour Rule?

There are rumblings that federal lawmakers may be willing to repeal Medicare's burdensome rule requiring physicians in critical access hospitals to make an educated guess that the patients they're admitting will be either discharged or transferred in less than four days. >>>

Healthcare M&A Deal Value Up 152% in Q1 2014

Flat or declining deal volume doesn't indicate that the M&A market is cooling, but increasing deal values indicate that larger deals are in the works, says a PwC analyst. At the same time, hospitals and health systems are slowing their pace of physician practice acquisitions. >>>

Payers Drive Value-Based Healthcare Reform

As change continues to reverberate throughout the healthcare industry, health insurers are well-positioned to influence greater cost efficiencies. >>>

Slideshow: The ED Fix: Triage, Coordination and Navigation

Emergency departments play a unique and critical role in maintaining the health and well-being of a community. Emerging best practices in care team composition and patient flow can improve ED throughput and patient satisfaction. >>>

Intelligence Report

Intelligence Report: Cardio Services—Keeping Pace With the Pulse of Population Health

As healthcare providers broaden cardiovascular programs and invest more in population health, IT integration, and outpatient facilities, many face increased margin pressure. This report reveals the key differences between stand-alone hospitals and health systems and how partners across the care continuum will play a greater role in helping to meet both patient needs and financial goals. Download Today >>>

News Headlines

Medicare on drugs: 24,000 tests for 145 patients

Reuters, May 30, 2014

Medtronic settles whistleblower lawsuit for $9.9M

ABC News / Associated Press, May 30, 2014

Physicians, hospitals size up value-based healthcare

InformationWeek, May 30, 2014

Hospital accused of dumping patient in L.A.'s skid row to pay $500,000

Los Angeles Times, May 30, 2014

KY hospital to pay nearly $41M in federal settlement

Louisville Business First, May 29, 2014

Adventist Health admits it violated federal law

Orlando Sentinel, May 29, 2014

Supporters, critics weigh in on Partners takeover of Hallmark

The Boston Globe, May 29, 2014

Insurers push to rein in spending on cancer care

The Wall Street Journal, May 28, 2014

Hospitals face Obamacare uninsured funding gap

The Hill, May 28, 2014

CEO Pay: Healthy pay for healthcare CEOs

The Miami Herald / Associated Press, May 28, 2014

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From HealthLeaders Magazine

Presidents, CEOs, and the New Leadership Model

Some hospital CEOs, used to captaining their own ship, are finding that healthcare reform means there are fewer opportunities to run things as they see fit. Maybe that's a good thing. >>>


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