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How to Fix Healthcare: First Gradually, Then Suddenly

Philip Betbeze

We're in the "gradually" phase right now. The "suddenly" part will be upon us before we know it. >>>


Editor's Picks

CFO Exchange: Top Revenue Growth Opportunities ID'd

Deriving revenue from patient education, behavioral health treatment, and ambulatory care is a hot topic  among more than 40 chief financial officers attending HealthLeaders Media's fourth annual CFO Exchange. >>>

More Rankings, Less Value?

Many third-party organizations rate hospital quality, but healthcare leaders are finding limited value in the plethora of grades, stars, and rankings. >>>

New Goals, New Alliances

The historically adversarial relationship between providers and payers is shifting toward cautious cooperation as both sides recognize that they must implement structural and strategic changes to ensure their mutual survival. >>>

6-System Partnership to Cover 9 in 10 WI Residents

Jeff Thompson, MD, CEO of Gundersen Health System and chair of the as yet unnamed partnership—not a merger or an acquisition—discusses the coalition's intention to improve quality of care, reduce costs, and collectively "get better faster." >>>

Large Employers Trimming Healthcare Spending

Big companies are taking a broad range of actions to cut spending on employee healthcare benefits. That means higher costs for workers, a push for more consumer engagement, and greater use of telemedicine. >>>

No Nurses on Your Hospital Board? Why Not?

Nurses can help drive strategies that affect cost and quality "because they deal with it every day," says an RN and veteran member of multiple boards. Yet nurses—especially women—are grossly underrepresented on hospital boards. >>>

Pharmacy Optimization Improves Care, Lowers Costs

HealthPartners uses clinical pharmacists in an educational and counseling role to support care team efforts to enhance outcomes, reduce costs, and improve patient engagement. >>>

Slideshow: Patient Experience Transformation—Engaged Patients, Measurable Standards

This HealthLeaders Media intelligence report identifies the top areas where healthcare leaders are investing their patient experience dollars and offers examples of changes instituted by Mountain States Health Alliance and the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. >>>

Intelligence Report

Intelligence Report: Patient Experience Transformation—Engaged Patients, Measurable Standards

Learn to apply rigor to patient experience reporting and focus efforts on what patients value for better engagement, less anxiety, and improved care. Free Download >>>

News Headlines

Hospitals seek to help consumers with Obamacare premiums

Kaiser Health News / CNN Money, August 15, 2014

How agents hunt for fraud in trove of Medicare data

The Wall Street Journal, August 15, 2014

Key takeaways from the Medicare trustees' report

Health Affairs, August 15, 2014

Designing an upside-down, hurricane-proof hospital for New Orleans

Bloomberg Businessweek, August 15, 2014

Report: Medicare agency not doing enough to stop duplicate audits

The Hill, August 14, 2014

VA referrals to private doctors on rise

The Seattle Times / Associated Press, August 14, 2014

Solving a 2014 Obamacare problem pushes premium hikes in 2015

Politico, August 14, 2014

Plan to reveal pharmaceutical payments to doctors hits snag, August 13, 2014

An amazing healthcare revolution is happening in Maryland — and almost no one's talking about it

Business Insider, August 13, 2014

Hospital CIO says health IT needs major rehab

The Wall Street Journal, August 13, 2014

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Keeping Score?

Many third-party organizations rate hospital quality, but healthcare leaders find limited value in the plethora of grades, stars, and rankings. >>>


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