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4 Reasons Hospitals Must Dive Into Social Media

Marianne Aiello

New York City's Continuum Health Partners recently dove head first into the social media waters. Its story proves why hospitals must welcome Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and other platforms into their marketing strategy. >>>


Editor's Picks

Joint Commission 'Top Performers' List Adds 200 Hospitals

Largely absent from the Joint Commission's roster of 620 acute care hospitals named "Top Performers on Key Quality Measures" are academic medical centers, which routinely show up on other "best hospital" lists. >>>

Hospital CEO's Plans Give Community a Jolt

Chicago's Saint Anthony Hospital is betting on diversifying not only its revenue stream, but its lines of business. And those businesses might have nothing to do with healthcare—at least not as it's traditionally defined. >>>

How One Point-of-Care Strategy Cuts Readmissions

By placing a dedicated team consisting of a nurse, social worker, pharmacist, and two health navigators in the office of a physician group, a health insurance company produces measurable savings in healthcare expenses. >>>

How to Make a Medical Home Deliver

Medical home certification is a designation to be sought for prestige and reimbursement incentives from payers. But does something get lost in translation? Some leaders think so and are working to ensure that what patients experience and internalize about their medical home matches what the organization thinks it's delivering. >>>

How Mobile Technologies Fuel TeleHealth Advances

The sheer power of smaller, cheaper, and faster healthcare is evident in today's mobile health solutions. Providers are already seeing mHealth as a way to curb hospital admissions among high-cost patients. >>>

Two-Way Data Archive Aims to Control Costs

A tool that sits on top of an electronic medical record enables physicians to generate a care plan and give a patient access to it, while securely saving a copy in the patient's medical record. The goal is to ultimately drive patient engagement up and healthcare costs down. >>>


Intelligence Report

Physician Alignment—Integration over Independence

Nearly 70% of healthcare leaders anticipate the number of employed physicians to grow by more than 5% over next three years. Learn how healthcare leaders are ensuring alignment as the shift from independent to employed physicians accelerates. This original research and analysis, produced with support from MedSynergies, offers key insight from top healthcare executives, including new case studies from Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Gadsden Riverview Regional Medical Center, and Vanguard Health Chicago.


News Headlines

Vanguard-Tufts entity could partner or purchase

Telegram & Gazette, September 19, 2012

Hospital boom continues in KY

The Lane Report, September 18, 2012

Emory, Southern Regional reach deal

Atlanta Business Chronicle, September 18, 2012

UMMC will become a teaching hospital in bid to recruit primary care doctors

The Daily News Online, September 18, 2012

Omaha hospital in tough competition for deliveries

Omaha World-Herald, September 17, 2012

COPD patients with low health literacy fare worse

Reuters, September 14, 2012

Mapping next three decades of health technology

Fast Company, September 14, 2012

University Hospitals ER's online service lets patients wait in line at home

The Plain Dealer, September 13, 2012

Providers seek consulting firms for smaller EHR projects

InformationWeek, September 13, 2012

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Rounds: Kaiser Permanente's Model for 'Total Health'

Date: Oct. 16, 2012, 12:00–3:00 p.m. (ET)

Kaiser Permanente leaders explore how they successfully leverage information technology, social media, and community-based health programs to empower people to improve their own health. Get real-world solutions, including how to use web tools and social media to create effective linkages between physicians and members; create community outreach programs; and understand the higher role of HIT in coordinating care.


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