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Grow Hospital Volume and Revenue with Employee Care

Marianne Aiello

How many of your own employees are receiving care at their place of work? It may be fewer than you think. Converting employees into patients is an easy way to grow volume, take care of your own, and create an internal sales force. >>>


Editor's Picks

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Joins Mayo Clinic Care Network

The deal gives Dartmouth-Hitchcock access to Mayo's clinical expertise and clinical tools, as well as electronic physician consultations. The initial focus will be on cardiology and neurology services; more disciplines may be added. >>>

Revealed: What's Really Driving Up Healthcare Costs

A study of three billion health insurance claims from Aetna, Humana, and UnitedHealthcare makes it plain. For one particular group, children under 18, the price of healthcare services has increased faster than either utilization or the intensity of those services. >>>

Healthcare M&A Activity Surges in Q2

Buoyed by two blockbuster deals, the dollar value of healthcare services mergers and acquisitions tripled during the second quarter of 2012 compared with business activity among physician groups, hospitals, and managed care firms during the comparable quarter in 2011, a report shows. >>>

Making Nurses Into Leaders

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing teams with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania to launch an executive leadership program for nurses. >>>

1 in 3 Physicians Plans to Quit Within 10 Years

A survey of doctors by a healthcare staffing recruiting firm finds widespread job dissatisfaction triggered by sweeping changes in medicine due to healthcare reform and market demand. >>>

Aurora Health Offers Employers a Savings Guarantee

Milwaukee-based Aurora Health Care is offering employers who join the Aurora Accountable Care Network guaranteed savings averaging 10%. The savings are generated primarily through coordinated care for patients, lower co-pays with network providers, and better health outcomes, the company says. >>>

LIVE Webcast

Going Mobile—Defining Strategy and Establishing Metrics

Date: August 28, 2012, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Mobile solutions provide new ways to serve patients, improve efficiency, and deliver greater value. Discover how Swedish Medical Center, St. Elizabeth Healthcare, and Mercy Health have built mobile strategies that advance their business goals and how you can too. Get proven strategies from industry leaders in a new interview-driven format, expanded Q&A, online forum, takeaway presentation, and 60-day post-event on-demand access. >>>

News Headlines

UM surgeon to lead transplants at Cleveland Clinic

Miami Herald, August 1, 2012

VA hospital costs in Orlando are on track, officials say

Orlando Sentinel, August 1, 2012

RFID tags help MD medical center track emergency drugs

The Baltimore Sun, August 1, 2012

Canceled NH hospital hepatitis C tests flame fears

ABC News, July 31, 2012

UM med school's big ambitions led to big layoffs

Miami Herald, July 30, 2012

Wireless sensors aim to unravel hospital lines

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, July 30, 2012

In-store clinics look to be a remedy for healthcare law influx

Los Angeles Times, July 30, 2012

Worries grow as healthcare firms send jobs overseas

Los Angeles Times, July 26, 2012

Remote patient monitoring market to double by 2016

InformationWeek, July 26, 2012

OR nonprofit health providers find room for expansion

The Oregonian, July 26, 2012

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Webcast: Marketing & Metrics—The Cleveland Clinic and Fairview Way

Date: Sept. 14, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Can you prove the value of your marketing efforts to your organization's bottom line? Learn how marketing leaders from Cleveland Clinic and Fairview Health Services capture, track, and measure the impact of their marketing programs to demonstrate ROI and better support organizational business objectives. >>>

From HealthLeaders Magazine


Refocus: Building the Best Physician Team

As hospitals move from a fee-for-service to value-based world, leaders are exploring how to create a physician team of generalists, specialists, and subspecialists to best meet the new needs of care.  >>>


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