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Find the Right Pace for Innovation

Philip Betbeze

How and when to cannibalize your current business model in order to transform to another is a key strategic question for senior hospital executives. Unfortunately, the right answer won't be evident until it's too late. >>>


Editor's Picks

Final MU Stage 2 Rules Released

The final rule delays the onset of Meaningful Use Stage 2 criteria until 2014 and specifies the Medicare payment adjustments that will be made for healthcare providers failing to adopt the necessary certified electronic health record technology. >>>

TX Medical Board Rapped for Poor Oversight

A consumer safety advocacy group says its review of data shows that physician oversight in Texas is weak. Comparative data from other states, however, suggests the state's record is among the strongest in the nation, says the Texas Medical Board. >>>

Q&A: MA Lawmaker on Cost Containment

The Massachusetts senator behind the state's new law to rein in healthcare costs details the role providers and payers will play in the effort, and colorfully explains why it includes a provision to monitor whether the reforms will reduce defensive medicine. >>>

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. >>>

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. >>>

Physician Burnout Pervasive

In a study comparing levels of burnout and exhaustion among 24 physician specialty groups, 65% of emergency room doctors, 55% of internists, and 52% of neurologists indicated they were burned out. >>>

Medicaid Expansion Puts Bottom Line on Borrowed Time

Now that the smoke has cleared from the U.S. Supreme Court's June ruling on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, what's the upshot for financial leaders? It appears the only thing healthcare CFOs can count on is that they will have to slash costs, but they are working on borrowed time to develop their new business models. >>>

LIVE 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. >>>

News Headlines

Proposed Medicaid fraud rules worry providers

The Texas Tribune, August 24, 2012

NY's model for Medicaid managed care

Bloomberg BusinessWeek, August 24, 2012

Memorial Health to pay over $1M after federal probe of patient referral practices

The Chattanoogan, August 24, 2012

UT Medicaid stops paying for hospital errors

The Salt Lake Tribune, August 24, 2012

Jackson Health System explores outsourcing ER docs, billing and collections

Miami Herald, August 22, 2012

HI and healthcare: A small state takes a giant step forward

O'Reilly Radar, August 22, 2012

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

Tampa Bay Times, August 21, 2012

Few hospitals are part of ACOs, report says

Cincinnati Business Courier, August 21, 2012

Hospitals battle Medicaid rule changes over undocumented immigrants

Tampa Bay Times, August 21, 2012

Steward Health Care System moves to buy Mercy Hospital in ME

The Boston Globe, August 21, 2012

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Webcast: Managing Disruptive Docs in a New Era of Hospital-Physician Relations

Date: Sept. 17, 1:00–2:30 p.m. (ET)

Left unchecked, disruptive physicians do more than just create a negative work environment; they endanger patient care and can lead to million-dollar lawsuits and bad publicity. Our top experts from Sanford Health and other leading organizations will show you early intervention techniques and a range of effective resources that can help you reduce behavioral problems, retain star physicians, and create a healthier workplace. Register Today >>>

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