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As CEOs Postpone Retirement, Succession Plans Still Matter

John Commins

For various reasons, many healthcare CEOs age 55 and older say they're in no hurry to retire, a survey shows. But the need for succession planning in the C-suites doesn't go away, and leadership must eventually be replaced. >>>


Editor's Picks

Exeter Hospital Tech Had 'Open Lesions'

A federal complaint survey details numerous drug safety and infection control lapses at the New Hampshire hospital and reveals that the technician at the center of a drug diversion investigation was "seen in the lab with open wounds." >>>

Telemedicine Starts with the Doctor's Voice

Sometimes, the most basic tools are all you need to get the job done. One physician explains how all he really needs to deliver primary care to his patients is his training, his experience, a telephone, and a Web browser. >>>

Don't Underestimate Damage Caused by Burned Out Nurses

A study linking nurse burnout and patient infections deserves the swift attention of nurse leaders, not only so they can address employee satisfaction issues, but also to improve patient care and hold down hospital costs. >>>

Health Insurers, Employers Out of Synch

The results of a recent survey indicate some alarming gaps in knowledge among employers in the wake of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. While insurers have been touting provisions of the law designed to help reduce healthcare costs, employers have not been getting the message. >>>

High Insurance Costs Linked to Abundance of Complex Choices

While executives at small companies might believe their escalating insurance costs are attributable to pre-existing conditions and bad lifestyle choices by their employees, award-winning research shows that is only part of the problem. >>>

Intelligence Report

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

Date: Sept. 14, 2012, 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. 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

Highmark working to reverse flight of doctors

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, August 13, 2012

The bullying culture of medical school

The New York Times, August 10, 2012

DOJ looks for ways to recruit forensic pathologists

NPR, August 10, 2012

Health professionals look inward to tackle obesity

The Baltimore Sun, August 8, 2012

MA health cost law bans mandatory overtime for nurses

WBUR, August 7, 2012

Big Med: Can hospital chains improve the medical industry?

The New Yorker, August 7, 2012

Nursing schools brace for faculty shortage

NPR, August 6, 2012

Access to MA doctors improving slightly, survey says

The Boston Globe / Associated Press, August 9, 2012

Whistleblower lawsuit alleges Florida Hospital filed millions in false claims

Orlando Sentinel, August 9, 2012

Healthcare costs to increase 7% for large employers

Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal, August 8, 2012

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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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