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Telemedicine Program Signals Bold Leadership on a Small Scale

Philip Betbeze

One hospital's offering of 24/7 physician consultations by phone or video shows innovation and an embrace of the future of medicine, albeit as a low-risk proposition. >>>


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ED Waits Linked to Higher Costs, LOS

High emergency department crowding was associated with 300 excess inpatient deaths, 6,200 hospital days, and $17 million in costs, a study of nearly one million ED visits finds. >>>

Q&A: Don Berwick Reflects on Healthcare Reform, Part I

In an interview, the former CMS administrator and co-founder of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement talks about Medicare, the coming era of "all-or-nothing" metrics, and the pace of healthcare reform. >>>

How Leaders Evaluate Leaders

Senior healthcare leaders have no official playbook from which to evaluate how well they and their most senior deputies are doing, but some innovative senior leaders use simple methods for assessing their top teams. >>>

Fiscal Cliff Looming, Providers Move to Protect Funding

The threat of deep cuts to Medicare and Medicaid has healthcare providers mobilizing to guard their funding. One proposal would slash funding for hospitals by more than $70 billion over 10 years. >>>

Clinical Technology Under C-Suite Scrutiny

How do healthcare leaders effectively make decisions regarding the right mix of clinical technology and services to offer? >>>

Healthcare Reform Revs Compensation in the C-Suite

As the healthcare industry shifts from a fee-for-service foundation to one of value-based purchasing, executive pay programs are being adjusted as well. New focus is being placed on at-risk compensation. >>>

Q&A: Award-winning CEO on Running a Small Hospital

James J. Bleicher, MD, president and CEO of a 99-bed Arizona hospital talks about his work toward improving care in his community. He is the recipient of the 2012 American Hospital Association's Shirley Ann Munroe Leadership Award. >>>


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News Headlines

CBO: No sign Congress meant to limit health exchange subsidy

Chicago Tribune / Reuters, December 7, 2012

'Moral objection' bill would allow healthcare providers to refuse service

Detroit Free Press, December 7, 2012

Patient data breaches: future looks grim

InformationWeek, December 7, 2012

Opinion: Healthcare savings without Medicare cuts

Politico, December 6, 2012

Cleveland Clinic CEO shares his vision for the future of healthcare

Business Insider, December 6, 2012

Healthcare expert lauds ME's management of frequent hospital users

Kennebec Journal, December 6, 2012

Insurers change their tune on Obamacare

New Jersey On-Line, December 5, 2012

MD medical center mulls cancelling surgeries due to drug shortage

WBAL, December 5, 2012

HMA feels fallout from '60 Minutes' story

The Wall Street Journal, December 4, 2012

GAO report reveals biggest violators of healthcare fraud

Compliance Week, December 4, 2012

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