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4 Ways to Refocus Your Strategic Planning
Philip Betbeze, Senior Editor-Leadership

It's not a smart move to continue to lag in strategic planning. If the recession caused you to cut back on strategic planning via layoffs or by moving employees to other tasks, now's the time to rebuild. Strategic leaders at Geisinger Health System offer some tips.
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  May 6, 2011

Editor's Picks
Health Plan, Provider Partnerships May Trump ACOs
Accountable care organizations carry significant financial risks for providers. An integrated delivery system partnering providers with health plans offers a simpler organization structure and less risk, research suggests. [Read More]
HHS Releases Hospital Hazard-Readiness Stats
More than three of four hospitals in the National Hospital Preparedness Program met 90% or more of measures for all-hazards preparedness in 2009, a report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says. [Read More]
ACO Options to be Explored by Two Texas Health Systems
Texas Health Resources and Methodist Health System have signed an agreement to study the possible formation of a multi-provider accountable care organization, the nonprofit hospital systems have announced. [Read More]
Impact Analysis: Leaders Respond to CMS' Proposed ACO Regulations
The proposed regulations are indeed out, but what do they really mean to your organization and the industry? Get reactions from leaders at hospitals, health plans, and physician practices that are already well-versed in ACOs, including Monarch Healthcare, Alegent Health, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan /Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, Geisinger Health System, Dean Health System, and Scripps Health. [Learn More]
Webcast: Achieving Ambulatory Surgery Center Success in the Reform Era
Reform, reimbursement, and reintegration—a triple threat to ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) or new opportunities for ROI? Join HealthLeaders Media on May 11 for a 90-minute Webcast, including Q&A, to learn how to increase the financial return of ASC operations from leaders with proven ambulatory care ROI. [Read More]
Rounds: Neurological Service Line Growth: Telestroke & Brain Tumor Innovations
Neurological service line success is all about managing the collision of technology, research, and care coordination. Get strategies for managing the collision on May 18, live from Barrow Neurological Institute with invited thought leaders from St. John Providence Health System and St. Luke Hospital. [Read More]
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May 11: Webcast: Achieving Ambulatory Surgery Center Success in the Reform Era

May 18: Rounds: Neurological Service Line Growth: Telestroke & Brain Tumor Innovations

May 18: Webcast: Ratchet Up Physician Referrals: Proven Methods & Measures


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