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Brace for Healthcare Management Shakeups
Philip Betbeze, Senior Editor-Leadership

No doubt you're aware of the seismic shift in healthcare compensation structures, both from the commercial and government payer sides. Are you also aware of the seismic corresponding shift necessary within your organizational hierarchy?
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  June 3, 2011

Editor's Picks
Q&A: Methodist Health CEO on an ACO Alternative
Widespread concerns over accountable care organizations have health leaders pondering how to proceed. While the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services last month unveiled a number of enticements for the Medicare version, some providers aren't biting. They're exploring alternatives. Methodist Health System and Texas Health Resources announced recently an agreement to study the possible creation of a multi-provider accountable care organization. For now they plan to skip the formation of an accountable care organization as presented in the Affordable Care Act. . [Read More]
MGH Customizes CT Radiation Doses via 'Virtual Autopsy'
Using cadavers, researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital are testing and customizing CT protocols to dramatically cut the dosage needed for live patients by as much as half the reference levels nationally. [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
On Board with Quality
HealthLeaders Media, June 2, 2011
Thomson Reuters Names Top 10 Health Systems
HealthLeaders Media, June 1, 2011
Proposed HIPAA Disclosure Rule, Explained
HealthLeaders Media, June 2, 2011
ACO Incentives for Rural Participants Unconvincing
HealthLeaders Media, June 2, 2011
The $30B healthcare tech gamble
MarketWatch, June 2, 2011
Jackson Health seeks $200M from unions to balance 2012 budget
Miami Herald, June 1, 2011
Hospitals hunt for substitutes as drug shortages rise
The Denver Post, June 1, 2011
Rising violence shows hospitals should boost security, experts warn
Orlando Sentinel, June 1, 2011

June 7: Webcast: Alternative ACO Integration Strategies

June 9: Rounds: Coordinating Systems of Care


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