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4 Stories About Social Media's Awesome Power

Scott Mace

Skeptics may scoff at Twitter and Internet videos, but the Mayo Clinic has proof that medical information distributed via social media tools can and does help patients understand and find treatment for injury and illness. >>>


Editor's Picks

Obama or Romney: How 2012 Elections Will Impact Exchanges

The race for the White House isn't the only race healthcare CFOs need to watch. The fate of health insurance exchanges is particularly dependent on which political party controls the Senate. >>>

M&A Roundup: In MI, a $6.4B Merger

In Michigan, Henry Ford Health System and Beaumont Health System say they will merge to create a $6.4 billion integrated healthcare organization. Elsewhere, Catholic Health Initiatives and Ascension Health Care Network call off a deal. >>>

Why Did NYU Langone's Emergency Generators Fail?

NYU Langone Medical Center says it was in full compliance with all federal and state regulations as it prepared for Hurricane Sandy, but "many, many things happened that were really beyond anyone's control..." >>>

Mount Sinai Innovates to Absorb Evacuated Patients

When NYU Langone Medical Center needed to move critically ill patients out of its storm-crippled hospital, Mount Sinai came up with a way to accommodate them. >>>

Q&A: Kaiser Permanente's Next CEO Talks Strategy

In an interview, Kaiser Permanente COO Bernard J. Tyson discusses how when he becomes CEO next year, he will continue to build out strategies already in motion, including an agenda of coordinating care. >>>

Healthcare Job Growth Continues for Now

Healthcare added 31,000 jobs in October, but that's fewer than in September. "It's hard to reduce overall costs while keeping hiring levels and labor expenses high," says one economist. >>>

Intelligence Report

Executive Compensation—New Metrics and Skill Sets

38% of healthcare leaders are ready to overhaul their executive compensation strategies. The shift to value-based purchasing is revolutionizing how healthcare providers hire, evaluate, compensate, and incentivize executives. This report examines in detail how organizations are tying compensation to both financial performance and clinical metrics.


News Headlines

Healthcare experts balance patient-reported data promise, problems

InformationWeek, November 6, 2012

Humana sees improved 2012, plans $500M acquisition

Reuters, November 6, 2012

IL moves ahead on health insurance exchange

Chicago Tribune / Associated Press, November 6, 2012

IBM's Watson hits medical school

InformationWeek, November 6, 2012

Future of healthcare exchanges on the line

Omaha World-Herald, November 5, 2012

Getting a global second opinion

Slate, November 5, 2012

How the health law might be changed by the next president

Kaiser Health News, November 2, 2012

Hospital evacuation in NY exposes outdated power backup

Bloomberg Businessweek, November 1, 2012

HIE is critical public utility in Sandy disaster

Government Health IT, November 1, 2012

Mining physicians' notes for medical insights

MIT News, November 1, 2012

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Placing Your Bets

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