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Health Economist Blasts Wellness Programs

Chelsea Rice, Associate Editor for HealthLeaders Media

Disease management expert and author Al Lewis lays out his case against health-contingent wellness programs: The concept of health risk assessments "is advice opposite of what doctors tell you to do. The arithmetic can't save money. Every vendor lies." >>>


Editor's Picks

60% of Docs Wouldn't Recommend Their Profession as a Career

The administrative burden of being a physician continues to fuel discontent among doctors. More than a third report having a negative outlook for the profession, and the majority would not recommend it as a career choice. >>>

A Survival Guide for Male Nurses. Really.

Male nurses face all kinds of prejudices when they enter the workforce. Those preconceived notions and misjudgments are not only harmful to them, but to the nursing profession as a whole. >>>

House Committee Spars Over Employer Mandate

Members of the House Ways and Means Committee Subcommittee on Health and witnesses spent more than two hours Tuesday debating the value of the employer mandate and the potential impact of its delay, at times testily. >>>

Business Roundup: Tenet's Vanguard Buyout Raises Bar for Independent Hospitals

Tenet Healthcare's deal to acquire Vanguard Health strengthens Tenet's ability to make acquisitions of not-for-profit hospitals and "might prompt smaller, stand-alone hospitals to consider some sort of alignment," Moody's Investors Service says. >>>

Parkland Board Releases Consultant's Report

A report commissioned by the Parkland Health & Hospital System board of managers in Dallas makes a score of recommendations for improving governance practices at the troubled safety net health system. >>>

Physician Integration Failures Are Avoidable

Integrating physicians under one management umbrella can be a huge challenge. It's not the acquiring that's hard. It's the integrating. Lack of a cohesive practice strategy is often the culprit. >>>

Surgery Residents Exposed to Rural Settings Inclined to Stay

Surgical residents who completed a year in rural practice were more likely to enter general surgery practice than those who did not. They were also more likely to practice in areas with populations of less than 50,000, an Oregon Health and Science University study shows. >>>

CEO Report

2013 CEO Report: Optimism on the Upswing

Although 44% of healthcare CEOs still feel the industry is on the wrong track, more are optimistic about their own organization's performance and prospects as they face the challenges and opportunities of PPACA. This report explores healthcare CEOs' evolving perspectives on these issues, including their strategies for controlling costs, and why partnerships rank among their top three priorities. Download Today >>>

News Headlines

Regulators' crackdown on doctor's hospitals took years

The Dallas Morning News, July 15, 2013

LSU chief medical officer to resign

The Advocate, July 15, 2013

2 FL hospitals seeking smoke-free workers

The Miami Herald / Associated Press, July 15, 2013

Workers fired in privacy breach at L.A. hospital popular with stars

Reuters, July 15, 2013

Battle of the mandates: Healthcare law's coverage requirements

The Washington Post, July 12, 2013

Former hospital CEO pleads guilty to $300,000 kickback scheme

New York Daily News, July 12, 2013

Court overturns Hopkins malpractice case

The Baltimore Sun, July 11, 2013

Less practice for surgeons-in-training after restrictions

The Baltimore Sun, July 11, 2013

Hospitals' grab for docs might be an expensive habit

Cincinnati Business Courier, July 10, 2013

Rivals reportedly circle $4B HMA

FoxBusiness, July 10, 2013

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