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Don't Fear Retail Health Clinics. Join Them.

Marianne Aiello

By partnering with large pharmacy chains, hospitals can create new channels for downstream revenue without taking on much risk. Pharmacies have the customer base, the branding muscle, and the deep pockets. Hospitals bring the rest. >>>


Editor's Picks

5 Ways to Raise HCAHPS Scores via Staff Engagement

Patient satisfaction is a top priority among healthcare executives, but cultures that put patients at the center of healthcare aren't built in a day. To raise consumer assessment scores, HR leaders must work to involve staff in the overall effort. >>>

How to Stop Unhappy Nurses From Leaving

The key to improving nurse recruitment and retention appears to lie in extending nurses' access to advanced degrees and specialty certifications, a study suggests. >>>

Meet the Hybrid Concierge Medical Practice Model

Under the hybrid model, doctors merge elements of traditional and concierge medical practice models. This allows them to care for patients who rely on Medicare or private insurance while offering specialized services for self-pay patients. >>>

M&A Forecast: 1 in 5 Hospitals to Realign Over Next Decade

Revenue is expected to plunge 25% and the incremental changes that hospitals and health systems are implementing are not likely to be enough to maintain independence for a large percentage of them. >>>

M-health, Mobile Apps from the Payer Perspective

UnitedHealthcare's chief of medical affairs, Reed Tuckson discusses the power of technology to create informed and healthy healthcare consumers. >>>

4 in 10 Hospitalists Report Unsafe Patient Workloads

Hospitalists responding to a survey say that time constraints have "likely contributed to patient transfers, morbidity, or even mortality." But one critic suggests their complaints may be attributed to "some conditions they bring on themselves." >>>

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Date: February 14, 2013, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

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News Headlines

Aetna, Texas Health Resources establish ACO

The Dallas Morning News, January 30, 2013

Healthcare law means free clinics have to accept payments

KCUR / The Kansas City Star, January 30, 2013

Brown U. intros population health degree program for docs in training

The Boston Globe, January 30, 2013

Hanging a price tag on radiology tests didn't change doctors' habits

NPR, January 29, 2013

Think preventive medicine will save money? Think again

Reuters, January 29, 2013

Immigration reform could add millions under Obama health law

The Hill, January 28, 2013

FDA likely to add limits on painkillers

The New York Times, January 28, 2013

Mandate improves hospital workers' flu vaccination rates / Contra Costa Times, January 28, 2013

NC hospital launches new products from initiative

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution / Associated Press, January 25, 2013

MD designates 5 'health enterprise zones'

The Baltimore Sun, January 25, 2013

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HealthLeaders Live from Heartland Health: Cost Containment Lessons

Date: March 19, 2013, 12:00-3:00 p.m. ET

Heartland Health leaders reveal how to achieve significant, sustainable cost savings by identifying value in best practices and the patient experience. Learn how the team identified areas of waste and cost savings that have consistently added millions of dollars annually to the bottom line.

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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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