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How Scripps Health Brewed Up a Plan That Saved $350K
Cheryl Clark, Senior Editor
The San Diego hospital system discovered enormous variation and expense throughout its five hospitals in just one little perk: the coffee. Here's how it found its way out of a coffee quandary that was much like the struggles of the overall healthcare industry.[Read More]
January 13, 2011
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CMS Releases Value-Based Purchasing Incentive Plan
Rules governing what some say will have the most significant and immediate impact on hospitals are now out for public comment, and many parts of them promise to be extremely controversial. Over the next few weeks we'll be dissecting various parts of the proposed value based purchasing incentives that could mean major drops in revenue for facilities but could also stimulate major improvement. [Read More]

Talk to Nurses About Facebook Before They Talk About You
Senior editor for nursing Rebecca Hendren's column this week examines the complexities of healthcare workers' relationship with social media such as Facebook. We've seen numerous occasions in the last year where nurses and others got in trouble for what they thought were innocent postings. [Read More]

13 Bizarre Healthcare Stories
Senior editor John Commins took a look back at some of what I have nicknamed "stupid health tricks" that dotted the news in the last year. His story will make you laugh, then make you pause. [Read More]

5 Reasons Why ACOs Could Fail
An increasing number of thought leaders are expressing skepticism about the practicality of accountable care organizations, and whether they can really work. This commentary in a recent issue of Health Affairs outlines some of the issues.[Read More]

Webcast: Proven Strategies to Market Women's Services
Women are a vital audience to reach—is your marketing cutting it? As the primary healthcare decision-makers and the key to unlocking additional service audiences, you need up-to-date, effective marketing strategies to win women's loyalty—thus, business—and expand your market share. Join HealthLeaders Media on January 31, at 1 p.m. (EST) for this 90-minute Webcast, including Q&A, and learn from women's health marketing experts. [Read More]

Intelligence Report: Reform Readiness
As the healthcare industry prepares for fundamental change under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, this HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report reveals that 60% of healthcare leaders say neither the quality nor the efficiency of healthcare at their organization will get any better under healthcare reform. Get the free report with exclusive research and analysis.[Read More]
This Week's Headlines
GOP in a bind over healthcare repeal vote
Los Angeles Times, January 13, 2011

AZ trauma surgeon unfazed by shooting
Los Angeles Times/Reuters, January 13, 2011

Study: Obesity costs $300B a year
South Florida Business Journal, January 11, 2011

California expands review of insurance rate increases
The Los Angeles Times, January 12, 2011
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