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Healthcare Shows High Job Growth, Low Productivity

John Commins

Healthcare, expected to create 5.6 million new jobs by 2020, is among the least productive sectors of the economy, says the lead author of a Georgetown University study which projects that the demand for healthcare services will grow twice as fast as the national economy over the next eight years. >>>


Editor's Picks

AHIP: Gawande, Gladwell on Healthcare's Chauffeur Problem

At the America's Health Insurance Plans conference, Atul Gawande, MD, and author Malcolm Gladwell offer opposing views of the so-called "chauffeur model" of healthcare delivery, whereby medical services and technologies are dispensed by an intermediary, and don't progress to customer autonomy. >>>

Care Coordination Advancing Slowly

While three-quarters of healthcare leaders are entering into collaborative care relationships, two-thirds say they are not initiating shared-savings programs with payers or providers to assume risks as part of an effort to reduce costs. >>>

For ACO Adoption Success, Leave Cost Out of It

One of the main appeals of the accountable care organization model is the potential cost savings. But for Palmetto Health System, the ACO driver was physician alignment first and cost savings second. The result is a high degree of physician buy-in to the program. >>>

HHS: 3.1M Young Adults Covered Under PPACA

The Department of Health and Human Services is touting the success of one of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's provisions, which extends health insurance coverage to young adults until the age of 26 under their parents' plans. >>>

HIT Security Hinges on Mobile Device Management

The use of tablets, smartphones, and laptops is booming in healthcare settings. And devices brought in by individual physicians rather than the organizations that employ them, have health information technology leaders wrestling with data security concerns. >>>

NEW Breakthroughs Report

The Promise of Healthcare Analytics

Healthcare is rich in data. The challenge for healthcare organizations is to make sense of the morass of clinical, financial, and operational information generated. In this HealthLeaders Media Breakthroughs report, four leading healthcare organizations—Brigham and Women's Hospital, St. Luke's University Health Network, Charleston Area Medical Center, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina—share insights and lessons learned. >>>

News Headlines

11 facts about the Affordable Care Act

The Washington Post, June 25, 2012

Raises, bonuses prevail for hospital CEOs

Independent Record, June 25, 2012

Hep C suits might not tap hospital's 'deep pockets'

New Hampshire Union Leader, June 25, 2012

Doctor takes on medical board

Argus Leader, June 25, 2012

Layoffs hit Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Reno / Gannett, June 22, 2012

Opinion: Getting doctors to practice what they preach

The Baltimore Sun, June 22, 2012

Can a Doctor's Smartphone App Thwart Lawsuits?

HealthLeaders Media, June 21, 2012

AHIP: Private Insurance Exchanges Will Prevail Regardless of SCOTUS Ruling

HealthLeaders Media, June 21, 2012

Leadership changes for Capella-Saint Thomas hospitals

Nashville Business Journal, June 21, 2012

AMA head says doctors need higher Medicare payments, lawsuit protection

Chicago Tribune, June 19, 2012

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Wednesday Webcast: Prevent 30-Day Readmissions

Date: June 27, 2012 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET
Learn readmissions approaches that work from speakers at leading healthcare systems. You'll leave this interactive webcast with strategies to standardize care protocols for cardiac and pneumonia patients, improve federal funding for these initiatives, and assess and assign patient risk for readmission, including Medicare FFS patients. >>>

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