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Group Practice Innovators: Investing in Success

Group practice innovators have been creating their own approaches to treat high-risk and chronic-care patients. The efforts of two group practices offer insights on achieving sustainable results that can benefit not just...

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Seeking Solutions for Brain Tumors

Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix is working to improve brain tumor research, with the greater goal of extending life expectancy for those with brain tumors. From the HealthLeaders Media Rounds event, "Neurological Service Line Growth: Telestroke & Brain Tumor Innovations," held in May at Barrow.

Council Connection: Physicians as Co-managers

In one-on-one interviews, selected HealthLeaders Media Council members discuss whether they believe a shared governance model for service lines will become more or less relevant in the current climate of healthcare reform.

Physician Alignment, Collaboration, and Quality Care

Hospitals and health systems are cautioned that employment doesn’t equal alignment.

Jump into HIEs Now or Wait for the Winning Model?

Healthcare leaders face a tough choice when it comes to joining a health information exchange. They must decide whether to join now and take an active role in development, or wait to see how things shake out a few years down the road.

America's Next Top HIE Model...
Making Margin with the Medical Home

The ROI may be down the road, but some process improvements can yield immediate benefits.   

Improving the Patient Experience

Quality leaders can contribute to improved HCAHPS scores.

Volume and Vision in Vascular Care

Specialized high-volume aortic centers are becoming increasingly important for hospitals treating vascular conditions because of their ROI and improved patient outcomes. As demand increases and technology improves, a strategic plan for this service line becomes especially important.

A Mission Without Borders

Michael Rowan, executive vice president and chief operations officer at Denver-based Catholic Health Initiatives, believes the mission of hospitals should expand beyond the fixed walls of a building and into the communities they serve. Rowan is an enthusiastic advocate for CHI’s overseas missions, having traveled twice to Tanzania and once to Belize in the past five years to promote health services such as public sanitation, HIV/AIDS education and prevention, and malaria eradication. The second trip to Tanzania afforded him a chance to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.


Find out how healthcare leaders are approaching interoperability in the November issue of HealthLeaders Magazine.


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