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Unhealthy Workers Bloat Hospital Budgets
Philip Betbeze, Senior Editor-Leadership

Hospital workers are not only sicker than the general population, but they spend about 10% more on healthcare services. I'm not smart enough to figure out all the ways hospital leaders could incent workers to live healthier lives -- that's your job. But you'd better get going. You're playing catch-up.
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  September 16, 2011

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CFO Exchange: Weighing Expenses Against Quality Mandates
Chief financial officers from across the country gathered at HealthLeaders Media?s inaugural CFO Exchange event this week to discuss their most pressing concerns -- expenses related to care coordination, value-based purchasing, and ICD-10 amidst quality mandates. [Read More]
Joint Commission Top Hospitals List Shuns Academic Medical Centers
In what Joint Commission president Mark Chassin is calling "a wake-up call to larger hospitals," facilities with some of the most prominent national reputations are absent from the list of 405 best in the nation. Meanwhile, a disproportionate number of smaller hospitals are represented, in "recognition that small, rural, and community hospitals can do an excellent job." [Read More]
SHSMD: 10 Tips for Strategic Planning
Crafting a strategic plan starts from the top down, in the C-suite. At the Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development annual conference in Phoenix this week, experts shared tactics on keeping the momentum going, engaging key stakeholders, and using data effectively. [Read More]
Webcast: Quantify & Cultivate Patient Engagement
Date:September 22, 2011
About:More than just a buzzword, patient experience has become the quintessential objective in our healthcare climate. Fortunately, the thriving world of social media offers proven pathways to not only create patient engagement, but actually build community around your organization. Learn how Emory University Orthopaedics and Spine Hospital consistently scores above the 90th percentile in patient satisfaction using social media tools and metrics.
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This Week's Headlines
Steward Health takes insurer role
The Wall Street Journal, September 16, 2011
Best and Worst Hospitals for 30-Day Mortality
Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, September 15, 2011
Pay for Caritas CEO rose $1M in ?09
The Boston Globe, September 16, 2011
West Penn health system CEO leaves
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, September 15, 2011
Medicare eligibility age needs to rise to 67, health CEOs say
San Francisco Chronicle / Bloomberg, September 15, 2011
Healthcare Staffing Chain Settles With Government for $150 Million
ProPublica, September 14, 2011
Ex-Genzyme CEO gives $10M for MGH cancer center
Boston Globe, September 14, 2011
Peninsula Hospital maps plan for recovery, September 14, 2011
Opinion: A public hospital is not just another business, September 13, 2011
Hospital workers outspend others on medical care
Reuters, September 13, 2011
Overhaul of Physician Education System Recommended
Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, September 12, 2011

September 22: Webcast: Quantify & Cultivate Patient Engagement

October 26: Rounds: Performance Improvement for Quality and Bottom-Line Outcomes


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