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Partner With Retail Clinics to Boost Brand, Downstream Revenue

Marianne Aiello

Hospital leaders have the choice of either trying to beat retail clinics—a difficult proposition—or joining them. Not only does partnership make good business sense, but clinics can be beneficial to a hospital's brand and future success in its market. >>>


Editor's Picks

Hospital Cafeteria Food Undermines Wellness Movement

While many hospitals talk the talk on improving nutrition, staff, patients, and visitors at hospital cafeterias still chew the fat, illustrating a persistent disconnect for the wellness movement in the healthcare workplace. >>>

Feds to allow use of Medicare data to rate doctors

Picking a specialist for a delicate medical procedure like a heart bypass could get a lot easier in the not-too-distant future. The government has announced that Medicare will finally allow its extensive claims database to be used by employers, insurance companies and consumer groups to produce report cards on local doctors and improve current ratings of hospitals. >>>

Healthcare Job Growth Up in November

Healthcare remains a leading source of job creation and was responsible for 14.3% of the 120,000 new jobs across all sectors in November, data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows. >>>

Apple's secret plan to steal doctors' hearts

If you talk to technical staffers at any large hospital that is using — or even thinking of using — iPads today, Afshad Mistri's name is pretty likely to come up. Earlier in November, he organized a cross-Canada series of invitation-only conferences for medical professionals in Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal, and Toronto who are looking at using the iPad at work. He's also the guy who in September launched a special iTunes room for healthcare, and promoted it to a select group of healthcare app developers. >>>

News Headlines

Bill would make drug price gouging a federal crime

San Francisco Chronicle, December 7, 2011

Aetna: MI Blue Cross paid hospitals to soak competitors

Detroit Free Press, December 7, 2011

Methodist Dallas Resolves Deficiencies

HealthLeaders Media, December 6, 2011

Senate panel probes Medco-Express Scripts merger proposal

Reuters, December 7, 2011

Analysis: Hospitals target pricey medical devices for savings

Baltimore Sun/Reuters, December 5, 2011

CA hospital report cards likely to go away

Gant Daily / Kaiser Health, December 5, 2011

Must hospital cafeteria food be healthful?

The Wall Street Journal, December 2, 2011

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Patient Engagement Takes Physician Leadership

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