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Hike Referrals with Physician Liaisons

Marianne Aiello

When hospital leadership truly grasps the importance of satisfied doctors and empowers the physician relations team to do its job well, the hospital bottom line reaps the benefits. >>>


Editor's Picks

CMS Plan Would Tie Efficiency Scores to Hospital Payments

Efficiency scores measure cost per Medicare beneficiary at acute care hospitals and could mean as much as $200,000 for every $1 million of incentive payments in the value-based purchasing pool. But some hospitals say the scores are neither fair nor accurate. >>>

Nurses Shining Exception to Public's Dim View of Healthcare

As industries go, the public's view of healthcare ranks it near the bottom. Nurses, however, are held in high regard for their perceived honesty and ethical standards. >>>

Hospital CEOs Put Weight Behind Losing Effort

Bob Peebles, CEO of Mercy Medical Center-Sioux City, and Peter Thoreen, CEO of nearby St. Luke's Regional Medical Center have entered into a friendly weight loss contest. "We are healthcare executives. We need to set the example," says Peebles. >>>

Hospital Headlines Color Public Perception

At a time when consumers are angry about rising healthcare costs and politicians are looking for scapegoats, a spate of unfavorable media attention on hospitals underscores the vital importance of perception—regardless of reality. >>>

NEW LIVE Webcast

Boost Physician Referrals, Build Your Bottom Line

Date: May 15, 2012
About: Successful physician referral programs are strategic, data-driven, and coordinated with an organization’s overall physician engagement plan. Join us for a 90-minute, customized webcast with a new interview-driven format, expanded Q&A, online forum, takeaway presentation, and 60-day post-event on-demand access. >>>

News Headlines

Johns Hopkins patients move into new $1.1B facility

The Baltimore Sun, May 1, 2012

New St. John's Medical Center CEO: Do more

Jackson Hole News & Guide, April 29, 2012

Health insurers' push to diversify raises ethical concerns

The Washington Post, April 30, 2012

Strong leaders, wise investments keep Baptist healthy

Miami Herald, April 30, 2012

Q&A: Kaleida Health CEO seeks sustainable healthcare system

Buffalo News, April 30, 2012

Health spending is flattening out

The New York Times, April 30, 2012

Stanford Hospital, Blue Shield cut a 3-year deal on rates

Palo Alto Daily News, April 30, 2012

Premier CEO says Highmark affiliation will let it reach more people

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 30, 2012

TN clinic expands its mission of faith

The Tennessean, April 27, 2012

Healthcare M&As: Volume Up; Value Down

HealthLeaders Media, April 26, 2012

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Rounds: Building ACO Foundations—Lessons From Kaiser Permanente's Integrated Delivery Model

Date: May 30, 2012
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From HealthLeaders Magazine


Physicians, Hospital Executives Get Collaborative

Relationships between physicians and executive leadership have never been smooth, but they've never been more important. Now legislative and contractual changes are forcing both parties to reconsider how they work together. >>>


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