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3 Mobile Strategies for Growing Hospital Market Share

Marianne Aiello

If your hospital is not already interacting with patients connecting via smartphones and other mobile devices, it may unintentionally be alienating a large group of patients—and future patients. >>>


Editor's Picks

Patient Experience Journey Lacks Defined Direction

While survey data shows that 84% of healthcare leaders place patient experience among their top three priorities, having a high position on the list does not necessarily qualify patient experience as a budget-worthy activity. >>>

Developing High-Quality Patient-Centered Care

Sharp HealthCare in San Diego examined its methods, zapped redundancies, and created a successful and sustainable patient-centered care model. The key was building an orchestrated, consistent process. >>>

What Drives Your Success? Maybe Not What You Think

If you lead a healthcare organization that's constantly touted as one of the highest quality or most innovative health systems in the nation, congratulations. Just make sure you're not fooling yourself about why that's the case. >>>

'Informed Decision' May Irk Surgeons as It Cuts Costs

The notion of an informed shared medical decision made by patients advised by primary care physicians and others could hurt fee-for-service specialists' and hospitals' revenue by reducing volume. But it could greatly improve quality of care and the health of the healthcare dollar. >>>

Q&A: Parkland's Incoming Interim CEO on Problem Solving

Bob Smith, a retired Tenet Healthcare executive, takes the helm at Parkland Health & Hospital System next month, with the goal of helping the Dallas safety net hospital resolve a lengthy list of deficiencies that threaten patient safety and federal funding. >>>

CDC Urges Hep C Testing for Boomers

Surveillance samples indicate that up to 85% of people infected with hepatitis C don't know it. Now the Centers for Disease Control is calling for healthcare providers to perform inexpensive, one-time hepatitis C testing on all baby boomers. >>>

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Sustainable Patient-Centered Excellence: Lessons From Sharp HealthCare

Date: September 5, 2012, 9:00–12:00 p.m. PT


Sharp HealthCare leaders reveal the secrets that have enabled them to turn their patient-centered care initiative into a sustainable program that's ingrained in the culture, improves outcomes, and grows stronger over time. By combining their Sharp Experience performance improvement initiative with the Planetree Patient-Centered Care Model, they have built an organization of sustainable patient-centered excellence like no other.


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News Headlines

South FL hospitals to add organ transplant programs

Sun Sentinel, August 22, 2012

Studies question medical rewards for physicians

The Boston Globe, August 21, 2012

Little is clear-cut on HCA's high rates of lucrative heart procedures

Tampa Bay Times, August 21, 2012

Health law gives Medicare fraud fighters new weapons

NPR, August 21, 2012

Steward Health Care System moves to buy Mercy Hospital in ME

The Boston Globe, August 21, 2012

Major pharmacies to tout benefits of health reform law for seniors

The Hill, August 20, 2012

Medical Moneyball: Informatics takes pulse of medicine

Boston Herald, August 20, 2012

Backus to join Hartford HealthCare System, expand services

The Hartford Courant, August 20, 2012

Nurses branching out beyond clinical settings

Florida Today, August 17, 2012

OH hospital successfully battles C. diff

USA Today, August 16, 2012

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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. >>>

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