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Rural Hospitals Band Together for Insurance-Buying Power

Alexandra Wilson Pecci, editor for HealthLeaders Media

A group of Texas community and rural hospitals launches a campaign to encourage a proactive, rather than reactive, approach to buying insurance. >>>


Editor's Picks

Telemedicine as Talent Strategy

Incentives for cutting costs are starting to line up, and physician productivity has never been more critical. Providers have been experimenting for years with telemedicine as a substitute for office-based visits. But it had not progressed much past the experimental stage—until recently. >>>

5 Nuggets of Wisdom from CFOs

Containing costs will be exceptionally challenging in 2012, as numerous technology deadlines loom. CFOs from the newest HealthLeaders Media Impact Analysis report show the way. >>>

10 Hospital Technologies to Watch Carefully

The ECRI Institute lists ten high-priced technologies, including radiation reduction tools and proton beam radiation therapy, that it says bear a look by healthcare leaders, but come with a slew of caveats. >>>

Healthcare Created 314K Jobs in 2011

Hospitals created 9,800 new jobs in December, and 89,100 jobs in 2011, more than double the 37,300 jobs hospitals created in 2010, Bureau of Labor Statistics data shows. >>>

Impact Analysis Report—The Next Phase of Cost Control

This third report in a series of four from the inaugural HealthLeaders Media CFO Exchange provides insight on cost containment from leaders at Banner Health, Wellmont Health System, Parkland Health & Hospital System, Floyd Memorial Hospital & Health Services, and Trinity Regional Health System. Eighteen percent cite "no culture of being cost-conscious" as their greatest organizational challenge to cost reduction. >>>

News Headlines

NH: A state at war with its hospitals

Government Health IT, January 11, 2012

NJ single-room surgeries to operate under same rules as hospitals, ASCs, January 11, 2012

TN firm acquires 2 northeast PA hospitals

Beaver County Times / Associated Press, January 4, 2012

Capella to shutter AL hospital

Nashville Business Journal, January 10, 2012

AseraCare Hospice accused of Medicare fraud

The San Francisco Chronicle, January 9, 2012

TX Methodist Hospital chief will still see patients

Houston Chronicle, January 9, 2012

Former NM Hospital Exec Sued Over Missing $3.2M

Claims Journal, December 30, 2011

Most errors at hospitals go unreported

The New York Times, January 6, 2012

IA to move to health information exchange

HealthcareITNews, January 6, 2012

4 Vital Issues for Physicians in 2012

HealthLeaders Media, January 5, 2012

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From HealthLeaders Magazine

20 People Who Make Healthcare Better—2011

Determination and a willingness to take a chance are among the qualities we see in our annual HealthLeaders 20 as they set about dedicating their professional lives to making a difference for good in healthcare. >>>


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