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Healthcare Reform Doesn't Kill Jobs

Chelsea Rice, Associate Editor for HealthLeaders Media

Healthcare reform in Massachusetts did not kill jobs. It actually had little effect on employment, says a report from the Urban Institute. Is this what we can expect in the rest of the country if healthcare reform law continues to roll out in 2014? >>>


Editor's Picks

Disruptive Remedies for the Physician Shortage

Extended roles for non-physicians is a direction toward which many hospitals and health systems are moving. Such efforts, if successful, might bring much-needed nuance into the discussion of the physician shortage, including disruptions in the types of physicians needed in the future. >>>

Healthcare Collaboration Strategies Gaining Ground

In "collaboratories" designed to improve care for all patients, regardless of which health system renders care, providers learn what saves lives and lowers costs by being transparent about procedural sequences as well as results. >>>

Business Roundup: MO Hospitals Join Forces

Four Missouri hospitals form a collaborative; Advent Health announces plans to buy Chicago-area Sherman Health; and in Baltimore, St. Joseph's finalizes its merger with the University of Maryland Medical Center. >>>

Physicians Extend Their Reach Beyond the Office

Kaiser Permanente's "total health" program has prompted its physicians to change patients' behaviors—and their own—by interacting in the community and online. >>>

Hospital Stands By Nurses in Harassment Trial

As a high-profile violence-against-nurses case goes to trial in New York State, a hospital stands by its nurses. It should come as no surprise that the hospital has earned a long list of quality accolades. >>>

Healthgrades Revs its Hospital Scoring System

With a revamped quality ranking system, Healthgrades takes its place among other groups scoring hospital safety and quality of care: Leapfrog Group, Consumer Reports, U.S. News & World Report, Truven, and Hospital Compare. >>>

Rounds Event

Rounds: Cancer Service Line Leadership—Baylor Health Care System

Date: Nov. 6, 2012, 11:00-2:00 p.m. CT Baylor Health Care leaders reveal how they have built a cutting-edge cancer care model that combines personalized guidance, tailored treatment, and opportunities to participate in clinical trials of new treatments. Get real-world solutions, interactive Q&A, and lessons learned, including how to and combine the best aspects of academic and private practice cancer models to serve patients better. Register Today Download Free Case Study >>>

News Headlines

3 Virtua executives among 10 highest-paid at area hospitals

The Philadelphia Inquirer, October 29, 2012

NJ hospitals gear up for Hurricane Sandy

The Jersey Journal / New Jersey On-Line, October 29, 2012

No criminal charges for Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital officials

Monterey County Herald, October 26, 2012

Audit alleges hospital worker stole $272,000

Des Moines Register, October 25, 2012

78 West Penn doctors ask for new management team

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 24, 2012

Doctor shortage spreading in US presaged in Las Vegas

Bloomberg, October 23, 2012

When hiring, it pays to have a nurse's intuition

The New York Times, October 23, 2012

RI first state to adopt regs to require flu shots for healthcare workers

Business and Legal Resources, October 22, 2012

Smaller board for Jackson Health System OK'd

The Miami Herald, October 24, 2012

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Webcast: Future of Service Line Marketing—New Tactics, New Tools

Date: Nov. 29, 2012, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET When it comes to service lines, healthcare marketers are challenged not only to get their message to consumers in a highly competitive and crowded marketplace, but also to balance the needs of the organization and individual physicians with limited marketing dollars. Join WellStar Health System, Cooper University Hospital, and Jennings Co. as they explore how to use data to prioritize service line marketing dollars and gain physician buy-in. Register Today >>>

Webcast: Cardiology Service Line—From Volume to Value

Date: Nov. 27, 2012, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET Coordinate protocols and standardize approaches to better manage cost and reform transitions in the cardiology service line, without cutting into the service or quality of care. Join Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute, Sacred Heart Hospital, and Wellmont Health System as they share tactical approaches for maneuvering through healthcare reform transitions in the cardiology service line. Register Today >>>

From HealthLeaders Magazine

Placing Your Bets

Value-based care is here and standing pat is not a viable option. Yet healthcare leaders face substantial risks for generations to come as they develop new businesses and clinical relationships to gain tighter control of the care continuum. >>>


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