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Employees Before Patients: Heresy? Or Management Gold?

Philip Betbeze

Two authors, one of whom is a healthcare CEO, share lessons on workplace culture that they say require healthcare providers to first care for employees. The rest, they say, will follow. >>>


Editor's Picks

The Election Is Over, But Not the Shouting

Monumental tasks lie ahead for those in healthcare. Most pressing is the "fiscal cliff," which healthcare executives expect to squeeze reimbursements even more. >>>

Obama's Re-election Entrenches PPACA

Love it or hate it, this landmark expansion of healthcare coverage has proven itself sturdy. Those who understand the healthcare industry understand that economics, not politics, is the primary force behind the law's resilience. >>>

As HIX Deadline Looms, States and Feds Scramble

State plans for their proposed health insurance exchanges are due next week, but not all will meet the deadline. The federal government will operate exchanges for states that cannot or will not, but its capability to do so are not entirely clear. >>>

Funding Options for Securing Large Capital

Addressing a litany of government mandates while dealing with a sluggish economy has created a challenge for hospital and health system CFOs looking to raise large amounts of capital. Mergers are one answer, but there are other options. Joint ventures, venture capital, bank loans, alone and in combination can provide the critical dollars to stay competitive. >>>

Physician Pay Wars' Winners and Losers

Family practitioners stand to receive a 7% reimbursement increase while pathologists will lose almost as much under the final federal fee schedule for physician and specialty provider groups released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. >>>

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. >>>

Top 3 Healthcare Reform Changes Insurers Want Now

Now that the election results are in, and uncertainty over the fate of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is over, payers are building their best strategies for slowing down, or repealing, parts of the law. >>>

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News Headlines

States must play catch-up on health overhaul

Treasury & Risk / Bloomberg, November 9, 2012

NYC's ongoing blackout: hospitals in lower Manhattan

Pro Publica, November 9, 2012

Hospitals gamble on urgent care clinics to keep patients healthy

Kaiser Health News, November 9, 2012

Election gives some answers for health plan

The Tennessean, November 8, 2012

UPMC's market share on the increase

Pittsburgh Business Times, November 8, 2012

Congress subpoenas co-owner of MA pharmacy tied to meningitis outbreak

The Boston Globe, November 8, 2012

While Obama win clears healthcare reform hurdle, challenges remain

Reuters, November 7, 2012

Parkland Hospital narrows CEO search to four

Dallas Business Journal, November 7, 2012

One dead, three injured in Durham hospital fire

WTVD-TV, November 6, 2012

Freeman Health to pay $9.3 million for improperly compensating physicians

The Joplin Globe, November 6, 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 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.

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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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