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Service Line Campaign Positioning Pays Off for MGUH

Marianne Aiello

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital's campaign to position itself as a leader in treating movement disorders has been so successful that marketing executives plan to relaunch it every 18 months. >>>


Editor's Picks

IBM's Watson Heads for Clinics, Spurring Debate

Reports of Watson's projected diagnostic prowess have fed fevered speculation that artificial intelligence is at long last about to make doctors obsolete. But IBM insists that's not Watson's role. >>>

Hospital Chiefs: Cut Costs with Care

One in five hospital CEOs needs to pull 11% or more out of his or her operating budget. Deep cuts may be necessary, but they must be made carefully to avoid harm to quality care and staff morale, leaders say. >>>

Supply, Patient Tracking Pays Off Big for Healthcare System

Virtua's CEO says simply knowing the location of patients and equipment is paying big dividends in his team's approach to transforming healthcare. >>>

Antimicrobial Trumps Soap and Water in the ICU

It costs more, but a regimen of cleaning ICU patients with a chlorhexidine solution has been shown to fight multiple drug-resistant organisms such as MRSA more effectively than soap and water. >>>

Moody's: Nonprofit Healthcare Debt Sees Record Downgrade

Driven largely by falling patient volumes and weak revenue growth, not-for-profit healthcare debt logged a $20 billion downgrade in 2012—more than double than the previous year. >>>

NQF, JC Name National Patient Safety Award Winners

Kaiser Permanente, Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, and Saul M. Weingart, MD, PhD have been recognized by the National Quality Forum and The Joint Commission for their innovations in patient safety and commitments to quality improvement initiatives. >>>

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News Headlines

WellPoint names Swedish from Trinity Health as new CEO

Bloomberg, February 13, 2013

MD's St. Joseph Medical Center not CMS-certified

The Baltimore Sun, February 13, 2013

TX shuts down hospital following investigation

WFAA, February 13, 2013

Personal note from ER doc written after woman's death goes viral

Yahoo! News, February 13, 2013

Price for a new hip? Many hospitals are stumped

The New York Times, February 12, 2013

Facing doc shortage, CA lawmakers want to redefine healthcare roles

Los Angeles Times, February 12, 2013

Should this doc have slammed her patient on Facebook?

Mashable, February 12, 2013

Feds' 'e-health' initiative reaches out to patients

Politico, February 11, 2013

Comparison shopping coming to Highmark

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 11, 2013

UT hospitals swallow "sick tax"

The Salt Lake Tribune, February 8, 2013

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Tablets and the Influence of Connective Technology

Demand for devices such as the iPad and smartphone comes from clinicians and is having a powerful impact on healthcare delivery as the next wave of technology surges, but don't shut down your PCs just yet. >>>


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