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IL Physician Named 'Country Doctor of the Year'

John Commins

Internist, pediatrician, and licensed pharmacist Neil Nelson, MD, is on call 24/7 to attend to the 5,000 or so active patients in his practice—even when he's working at law enforcement or farming. >>>


Editor's Picks

3 Groups Payers Will Watch Closely in 2013

As the new year unfolds, several details of healthcare reform remain either unclear or unresolved. The actions of three groups in particular will have a significant impact on payers' decisions in the next 12 months. >>>

Nonprofits Weigh Benefits of Buyer Joint Ventures

Buyer joint ventures are growing in popularity. In these deals, nonprofit hospitals sell their majority ownerships to for-profit partners, while still retaining a minority interest that includes an active role in hospital governance. >>>

13 Top Healthcare Buzzwords for 2013

It's that time of year, again, when any self-respecting healthcare provider looks to bone up on the latest terms in the lexicon. >>>

Top 3 Ways Hospitals Take Advantage of Holiday Cheer

Holiday-based healthcare marketing and promotions have been growing in popularity in recent years, largely thanks to social media. Here are three winning ways hospitals have been promoting their technology, services, and staff. >>>

CFO Outlook for 2013 Grim

Financial leaders expect that healthcare organizations will continue to slog uphill through national economic strife, unsteady reimbursements, and declining patient volume in the coming year. >>>

HL20: Aaron Shirley, MD—Driving Force Behind Health Houses

In our annual HealthLeaders 20 feature, we profile individuals who are changing healthcare for the better. This is the story of Aaron Shirley, MD, a retired pediatrician who believes that a primary healthcare model developed in Iran can be used to improve the health of the residents of Mississippi's poverty-stricken Delta Region. >>>

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Optimize the Nurse Skill Set—Lower Labor Costs and Raise Quality

Date: January 24, 2013, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

As the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services develops new programs and tools as a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, healthcare providers must focus on the care continuum model. Join Glide Health Services and Huron Healthcare as they share their tools for managing nurse labor costs.

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News Headlines

'Doc fix' in 'fiscal cliff' plan cuts Medicare hospital payments

Kaiser Health News, January 2, 2013

Health reform may be headed back to Supreme Court in 2013

PBS Newshour, January 2, 2013

Surgical errors climb, bed sores decline in CT hospitals

Connecticut Health I-Team, January 2, 2013

Medical board appeals to public to combat prescription overdoses

Los Angeles Times, January 2, 2013

Physician practices again prepare for uncertain reimbursements

Memphis Business Journal, December 28, 2012

Top 5 healthcare IT trends to look out for in 2013

ZDNet, December 28, 2012

Obamacare could double healthcare premiums: Aetna CEO

CNBC News, December 28, 2012

Doctor, hospital relationship scrutinized in TX

Austin Business Journal, December 28, 2012

Docs warned on 'divided loyalty'

The New York Times, December 27, 2012

Rural infants spend less time in hospitals

San Francisco Chronicle, December 27, 2012

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Rounds: Clinical Integration at Scott & White

Date: January 8, 2013, 12:00-3:00 p.m. ET

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From HealthLeaders Magazine

20 People Who Make Healthcare Better—2012

They are nurses and physicians. They are researchers and executives. They are providers and payers. They are watchdogs and innovators. And they are patients. They are this year's HealthLeaders 20 honorees, selected for their efforts to make healthcare better. Their stories are sometimes tinged with struggles or challenges, but always, ultimately, with success. >>>


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