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4 Means of Sustainable Cost Reductions

Karen Minich-Pourshadi

Challenges to the bottom line are an opportunity to get creative, as Denver Health can attest. Here are four measures for moving from low-hanging fruit to the long-term sustainable cost reductions that every financial leader seeks. >>>


Editor's Picks

In Healthcare Business Strategy, One Size Doesn't Fit All

Some healthcare executives are comfortable taking on risk and investing early in tools to propel their organizations forward. Others, guided by temperament or circumstance, opt for a slower approach. Both have wisdom to share with their peers. >>>

ACA Repeal Would Squeeze For-Profit Hospitals

For-profit hospital operators would face diminished credit positions, higher costs, and slimmer profit margins if the healthcare reform law is struck down, says a report from Moody's Investors Service. >>>

HMA Takes Controlling Stake in 5 Non-Profit Hospitals

Health Management Associates this week finalized a deal that will give the Florida-based hospital chain an 80% controlling stake in five Integris Health Oklahoma hospitals. >>>

Return of the PHO?

The physician hospital organization, or something like it, is making a comeback as payers and the government make slow progress toward accountable care. >>>

Intelligence Report

Service Lines Grow Amid Strategic Challenges

Healthcare leaders foresee dramatic growth in service lines, but anticipate obstacles in aligning with physicians. Over the next two years, 50% of leaders expect to establish new service lines; 75% plan to expand existing service lines. This exclusive, original research and analysis offers key insight from top healthcare executives and clinical leaders serving on the HealthLeaders Media Council.   >>>

News Headlines

Healthcare Job Growth Slows in March, but Q1 Strong

HealthLeaders Media, April 9, 2012

Analyst: Highmark dominion in decline

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, April 9, 2012

Mass. AG moves to regulate health costs

Boston Globe, April 6, 2012

Partners HealthCare exec: Energy overhaul to save hospitals $15M annually

Boston Business Journal, April 6, 2012

Dartmouth Atlas's Skinner on high-cost hospitals

The Washington Post, April 5, 2012

Medicare payment system—aiding or preventing fraud?

CNBC, April 5, 2012

Individual Mandate Costs Explained

HealthLeaders Media, April 4, 2012

In AL, Some Hospitals Thrive on Medicare

HealthLeaders Media, April 4, 2012

FTC approves Express Scripts, Medco merger

The New York Times, April 4, 2012

When more expensive medicine is better

The Washington Post, April 3, 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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