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Health Rankings Spark Population Health Initiatives

John Commins

A national report ranking health behaviors, clinical care, and social and economic factors county-by-county shows that population health is largely affected by factors outside a healthcare provider's office. >>>


Editor's Picks

10 Things We Don't Know About Looming Readmission Penalties

Hospital officials are scratching their heads over how the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will fine hospitals with excessive 30-day readmission rates after October 1. >>>

Pay-for-Performance Study Results 'Sobering'

In a large multi-year study, hospitals using a pay-for performance model did not achieve lower 30-day mortality rates than non-participating hospitals. >>>

Split ED Flow, Watch Your Bottom Line Grow

Emergency departments are rife with process inefficiency, which creates poor patient satisfaction and financial prognoses alike. Yet it's possible to improve care and cut costs. One hospital system created a split flow process for moving patients through the ED. >>>

Supreme Court Can't Stop Healthcare Reform

Whatever the court ultimately decides will only minimally alter the business of healthcare right now. Reform has been coming organically because payers can't—or won't—suffer double-digit premium increases any longer. >>>

Impact Analysis Report

Intelligence Report: M&A—Hospitals Take Control

More than three-quarters of organizations are exploring or have M&A deals under way, according to this HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report. Get the free report with exclusive research and analysis. >>>

News Headlines

In AL, Some Hospitals Thrive on Medicare

HealthLeaders Media, April 4, 2012

Return of the PHO?

HealthLeaders Media, April 4, 2012

Doctor panels recommend fewer tests for patients

The New York Times, April 4, 2012

Advanced Practice Nurses Battle On for Autonomy

HealthLeaders Media, April 3, 2012

Making Medical Imaging Transparent

HealthLeaders Media, April 3, 2012

When more expensive medicine is better

The Washington Post, April 3, 2012

Economics Alone Drives Healthcare Reform

HealthLeaders Media, April 2, 2012

Medicaid gets harder to tap across state lines

The Wall Street Journal, April 2, 2012

Among doctors, fierce reluctance to let go

The New York Times, March 30, 2012

30-Day Readmissions Rule Under Two-Pronged Attack

HealthLeaders Media, March 29, 2012

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Webcast: Lower Costs, Better Productivity in Your Emergency Department

Date: April 30, 2012
About: Increase emergency department throughput with proven cost-reduction and efficiency improvement strategies from three ED leaders at BestPractices, Ochsner Medical Center, and Banner Estrella Medical Center. This customizable webcast allows you to pre-submit speaker questions to guide the discussion and ensure you get the answers your organization needs. >>>

From HealthLeaders Magazine

Red-Tape Mandates Spark Innovation

Mounting compliance requirements and declining revenues are fast becoming catalysts for improvement at healthcare organizations. >>>


Strategic Physician Recruiting Calls for Forecasting, Profiling


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