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4 Reasons to Ban Social Media in Your Hospital

Chelsea Rice, Associate Editor for HealthLeaders Media

If you are in an executive position at a hospital or healthcare system, consider blocking access to Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. There's no better way to let the world know that you neither trust your employees nor promote knowledge sharing. >>>


Editor's Picks

Sluggish Hospital Job Growth Linked to Sequestration

Preliminary data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics marks July as the third month this year in which the hospital sector lost jobs. But one analyst is not ready to call it a trend. >>>

The Disappearing Hospital CEO

Healthcare consolidation is eliminating many hospital CEO jobs. With coordination and cooperation within health system operations the order of the day, those top executive jobs are being sharply redefined. >>>

Fight to Replace HMA Board Continues

Health Management Associates' largest shareholder says it intends to proceed with plans to replace the sitting HMA board, hours after Community Health Systems said it would acquire the embattled hospital chain. >>>

PA Hospitals Mull Health Plan Launch

Three Philadelphia-area independent health systems say they will jointly manage the healthcare benefit plans for an estimated 32,000 employees and dependents. "This is a starting point," says one CEO. >>>

MT Health Clinics Are Cost Effective, Not 'Free'

A Montana health clinic about to mark its one-year anniversary has already saved the state $1.5 million by making available primary care services to about 11,000 employees, their dependents, and pre-Medicare retired state employees. Members pay no out-of-pocket costs. >>>

Physicians Brace for Drug, Device 'Transparency'

Doctors groups are alerting members to be prepared to respond to public disclosures as pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers begin tracking and reporting their financial interactions with physicians. >>>

They Might Be Giants, But You Should Blog, Too

The low-cost and low-risk strategy of developing and maintaining a blog for your small healthcare organization might be the best investment you haven't made yet. >>>

LIVE Webcast

Webcast: Physician Compensation Models and Metrics Under Population-Based Reimbursement

Date: August 29, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Join CMOs from Banner Health Network and Blue Cross Blue Shield of AZ as they discuss strategies and metrics for implementing a value-based model of physician compensation. Register Today >>>

News Headlines

6 LA cities among nation's 10 most expensive for healthcare / The Times-Picayune, August 5, 2013

In healthcare industry, who will keep workers safe?

USA Today, August 5, 2013

US official challenges claim that Obamacare hurts workers

Reuters, August 2, 2013

Health costs are still tame, insurer results show

Kaiser Health News, August 2, 2013

Cardiologist ordered to pay $17M for healthcare fraud

Bethesda Now, August 1, 2013

Deal to build children's hospital in San Antonio collapses

Texas Public Radio, August 1, 2013

Hospital to reduce pay for weekend employees

The Huntsville Times /, August 1, 2013

Delay of employer mandate will cost $12B

The Baltimore Sun / Reuters, July 31, 2013

For-profit ERs next to Starbucks stir controversy

Denver Post, July 31, 2013

Nonprofit health center tries to recover stolen millions

The Miami Herald, July 30, 2013

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Webcast: The New Patient Experience Model—Strategies to Leverage the Patient Voice

Date: November 5, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

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