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As Twitter Matures, Hospitals Harness its Power

Marianne Aiello

Atlanta Medical Center is using Twitter to communicate with patients, providers, and media, to manage crises, implement service recovery, and promote key service lines—and it's getting measurable results. >>>


Editor's Picks

Doctor Fights Back Against Online Complaints

A plastic surgeon pursues litigation against a patient who anonymously complained on an Internet discussion site about a medical procedure. The action raises questions about First Amendment rights and how far physicians should go to defend their work. >>>

Hospitals Turn Up the Heat on Outpatient Centers

Outpatient centers say they provide care in a less stressful environment than hospitals and at lower costs. Hospital leaders raise questions about the ethics of some outpatient programs and their reliability. >>>

Aetna Building National ACO Network

The health insurer is investing $1 billion to create a national network of accountable care organizations over the next five years. It already has 10 agreements in place and expects to have a total of 20 under contract by year end. >>>

Hospital Eyes Housing as Prime Recruiting Tool

Orlando's Florida Hospital will offer hospital employees preferred leasing options on apartment units within a five-minute walking commute to Florida Hospital Orlando in an effort to boost recruitment of nurses and various medical specialties. >>>

NEW Intelligence Report

Volume, Flow, and Safety Issues in the ED

As health systems try to improve their EDs, healthcare leaders are watching the financial framework with caution. About 80% say they expect their ED revenue margins will worsen as a result of healthcare reform and 78% say their reimbursement also will get worse, according to this HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report. Get the free report with exclusive research and analysis. >>>

News Headlines

Healthcare Costs Top $20K Per Family

HealthLeaders Media, May 16, 2012

Utah hiring crisis team to manage health data breach

The Salt Lake Tribune, May 16, 2012

Florida Blue Launches Oncology ACO

HealthLeaders Media, May 14, 2012

Retail health clinics grow in popularity

Las Vegas Review-Journal, May 14, 2012

Healthcare jobs fuel revival in Pittsburgh

Los Angeles Times, May 14, 2012

Doctors train to take on healthcare transformation at new leadership institute

Bangor Daily News, May 11, 2012

Opinion: Is this patient privacy crusader doing more harm than good?

Forbes, May 11, 2012

High-cost Medicare hospitals identified

The News Tribune, May 10, 2012

United Healthcare makes its pitch in region steeped in uncertainty

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 10, 2012

Proposed MU Rules Draw Strong Reaction

HealthLeaders Media, May 9, 2012

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Webcast: Tactics for Valuing Medical Practices: Buying, Selling and Mergers

Date: May 31, 2012
About: From administrative issues to physician compensation, timing, and cultural fit, negotiating requires hospital and physician leaders to respond to the key motivations and market realities that come with buying or selling a physician practice. Get the strategies you need in a customized webcast with a new interview-driven format, expanded Q&A, online forum, takeaway presentation, and 60-day post-event on-demand access. >>>

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. >>>


Pharmaceutical Robotics Require Careful Assessment


Hospitals Scrutinize ACOs

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