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Advocate Health Care's Technology Plans for the Long Run

Scott Mace

How are healthcare CIOs preparing for the possibility of the federal government going over the fiscal cliff? Advocate Health Care's technology plans are predicated on reductions in overall healthcare spending, regardless of specific regulatory deadlines. >>>


Editor's Picks

State HIX Early Deadlines Extended

Observers say the revised deadlines for states to declare their intentions and submit plans for health insurance exchanges do not necessarily mean that the January 2014 start will be delayed. But the tight schedule allows little margin for error. >>>

4 Medical Home Obstacles Facing Small Physician Practices

As plans for medical homes unfold, small physician practices appear to be struggling with the concept. The problem lies with physicians themselves, where the "tyranny of the small primary care practice culture" is a significant obstacle, a researcher says. >>>

Why Can't Healthcare Solve Its Own Problems?

Four senior health leaders at hospitals and health systems around the country discuss reasons why the healthcare industry is having trouble finding solutions to a variety of problems. Says one, "we have met the enemy, and he is us." >>>

Health Plans Betting on HIX to Bring in Business

Florida Blue, the state's largest health plan, is building retail centers in preparation for business to be generated by health insurance exchanges. The shops are tailor-made for selling Medicare Advantage policies, the company says. >>>

Why Healthcare Costs Trillions Less in Canada

Canada's government-paid healthcare system costs a fraction of the amount spent on Medicare. Researchers offer two main reasons, and say that quality of care apparently has not suffered in Canada because of its parsimony. >>>

Healthcare Cost Growth Slows but Easily Outpaces Inflation

The average growth in per capita cost of healthcare services slowed over the past year, but the overall pace of that growth continues to outstrip inflation in the larger economy, according to Standard & Poor's Healthcare Economic Indices. Given the peculiarities of healthcare, it is unlikely that the sector's cost growth will be brought in line with the Consumer Price Index anytime soon. >>>

Better Stroke Care Protocols Don't Hinge on Hospital Size

Hospitals will be required to track a raft of new quality measures next year. Here's why stroke care should be at the top of your list, even if you run a small hospital with limited resources. >>>

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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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News Headlines

Fallin rejects healthcare exchange in OK

Tulsa World, November 20, 2012

ACOs struggle with health IT infrastructure

InformationWeek, November 20, 2012

Alaska among 9 states to skip out on insurance exchanges

Alaska Dispatch / Christian Science Monitor, November 19, 2012

Patients have increasing access to their healthcare records

Penn Live / The Patriot News, November 19, 2012

FL prison healthcare system to cut 1,890 jobs / Tampa Bay Times, November 19, 2012

Millions at stake with digital medical-record hurdles

Tampa Bay Online / The Tampa Tribune, November 19, 2012

Computer issues may hamper online insurance markets

Kaiser Health News / NBCNews, November 16, 2012

Bill could make hospitals post more data

Wyoming Tribune-Eagle, November 16, 2012

HCA hospitals to add hundreds of medical residencies in Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay Times, November 15, 2012

CA works to get word out on health insurance exchange

Los Angeles Times, November 15, 2012

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Webcast: Decoding Payer Contracting in a New Era of Population Health

Date: December 5, 2012, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

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Volume, Value, and Compensation Metrics

Although executive compensation is largely linked to financial metrics, there is a shift in healthcare as leaders are increasingly being measured on factors of quality outcomes and patient satisfaction. >>>


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