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Clarity Case: Intelligence Meets Need to Know
Philip Betbeze, Senior Editor-Leadership

Have you ever experienced one of those moments of clarity when you realize how helpful a service your company offers is to the people who use it? After a recent speaking engagement, it hit me: Our work is really valuable to a lot of people.
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  May 27, 2011

Editor's Picks
Senators Urge White House to Withdraw ACO Proposal
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services should withdraw its proposed rules governing accountable care organizations in part because of expensive start-up costs required, seven Republican lawmakers say in a letter to the Obama Administration. [Read More]
Johns Hopkins, Walgreens Partner on Improving Health Outcomes
Johns Hopkins Medicine and Walgreens will collaborate on population-based research and jointly develop protocols to improve outcomes of patients with chronic diseases. This is the kind of win-win (at least in theory) that government planners and regulators probably envisioned in their steps to make healthcare organizations more accountable for patient outcomes. [Read More]
Telling the Patient No
Patients are not used to hearing the word no from their hospital or physician. But they will have to start getting used to it. When the discussion takes place about the need for expensive tests or procedures that perhaps don't follow evidence-based guidelines, such conversations will be novel for a number of physicians and hospitals as they start to take on a bigger role in reducing waste and inefficiency in healthcare. [Read More]
Webcast: Alternative ACO Integration Strategies
Go beyond the ACO regs furor to uncover commercial and Medicare alternatives for your ACO strategy. Join HealthLeaders Media for this 90-minute Webcast, including Q&A, for a deep dive with leading experts savvy on the legal and business operation of ACOs in commercial markets and CMS programs other than Medicare Shared Savings. [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]
This Week's Headlines
Patient Safety Checklists Now Law in NV
HealthLeaders Media, May 26, 2011
MGMA: 56% of First-Year Physicians Get Signing Bonuses
HealthLeaders Media, May 26, 2011
Civista Health System to Affiliate with UMMS
HealthLeaders Media, May 26, 2011
Mercy CEO: We will rebuild in Joplin, May 26, 2011
Oral Cancer Drugs Deserve Parity
HealthLeaders Media, May 25, 2011
Senate Republicans stand by plan to overhaul Medicare
The Washington Post, May 25, 2011
In malpractice case, CT jury awards record $58.6M
Hartford Courant, May 26, 2011
Healthcare Workers Delaying Retirement
HealthLeaders Media, May 25, 2011
Some MA hospitals were paid more for same care
The Boston Globe, May 26, 2011

June 7: Webcast: Alternative ACO Integration Strategies

June 9: Rounds: Coordinating Systems of Care


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