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To Train Physicians for Business Leadership, Think Beyond the MBA
Philip Betbeze, Senior Editor-Leadership

Hospital and health system leaders recognize the shortage in business training that they face in their physician ranks. But is it better to promote doctors and expect them to earn MBAs, or are there less intensive ways for these physicians to get the business and leadership training they need?
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  May 13, 2011

Editor's Picks
Milliman: Annual Healthcare Costs Doubled in Less Than Nine Years
It has taken less than nine years for healthcare costs to double for the average family of four covered by a preferred provider organization, the 2011 Milliman Medical Index shows. And there's more bad news, employers are passing more of the costs onto their employees. [Read More]
AMGA Raises Red Flag on 'Burdensome' ACO Rules
The American Medical Group Association warns that a survey of its members has found that 93% would not enroll as an accountable care organization under the proposed regulations, which it characterized as 'overly prescriptive.' [Read More]
Medical, Administrative Leaders Demonstrate Power of Collaboration
When the Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital was launched in 2002, there was an immediate challenge—have the physician and medical center co-owners working in sync to deliver high-quality patient outcomes and achieve healthy fiscal outcomes. Over time, the hospital leadership established a multidisciplinary approach that emphasized data sharing through detailed planning to run a smooth integrated system. [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]
Rounds: Coordinating Systems of Care
Whether your hospital system is pursuing an accountable care organization or a broader program of clinical integration, the real work of creating high-value, cost-effective healthcare is in transforming the systems of care. But the solutions may not be as big and unmanageable as you think. Join us live or via live webcast from Gundersen Lutheran Health System with Gundersen's clinical and executive leadership team and invited guest Fairview Health Services, two of the nation's health system pioneers in high-quality, lower-cost healthcare. [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]
This Week's Headlines
Get Ready for Healthcare Conglomerates
HealthLeaders Media, April 14, 2011
Tenet, CHS have work to do after takeover battle
The Wall Street Journal, May 12, 2011
IHA Urges Lawmakers to Reject $463M in Medicaid Cuts
HealthLeaders Media, May 12, 2011
How Sparking Employee Engagement Can Elevate Patient Satisfaction
HealthLeaders Media, May 14, 2011
How Field Clinics Reduce One Hospital's ED Strain
HealthLeaders Media, May 11, 2011
UPMC deals to give patients more options
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, May 12, 2011
If healthcare is a right, does that make doctors slaves?
NPR, May 12, 2011
In the war on infections, add sugar
The Boston Globe, May 12, 2011
MedCath Moves Toward Dissolution
HealthLeaders Media, May 12, 2011

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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