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Partnerships Link Small Hospitals to Big Brands

Marianne Aiello

How three hospital partnerships in different regions of the country allow local healthcare organizations to retain their identities. >>>


Editor's Picks

Hospital Rankings: The More, the Murkier

Once the stuff of health policy journals, hospital rankings based on public data are easily accessible to providers, payers, and patients. Therein lies the problem. >>>

IPPS Proposed Rule Pinches Hospitals

The impact of proposed changes to Medicare's Inpatient Prospective Payment System in 2015 will vary from hospital to hospital, but federal officials predict providers will take a $241 million payment hit next year. >>>

Find Deeper Healthcare Supply Chain Savings

Having already picked most of the low-hanging fruit, provider organizations are looking for—and finding—new ways to spend less on materials. >>>

How 5 Top Hospitals Are Observing Nurses Week

See how Cleveland Clinic, Johns Hopkins Hospital and other top hospitals are recognizing nurses this week. >>>

UPMC's Homegrown Tool for Activity-Based Costing

Calculating the true cost of care is essential for evidence-based medicine, reduced variation of care, and the new world of value-based purchasing. UPMC built its own tool for use across its 22 hospitals. >>>

HIX Enrollment Data Shows Wide Variances Among States

Health plan enrollment nationwide beat HHS's expectations, but fell short on attaining two key goals of federal officials: enrolling Latinos and adults between 18 to 34 years of age. The differences from state-to-state were, in some cases, pronounced. >>>

Slideshow: The New Primary Care Model—A Patient-Centered Approach to Care Coordination

The contemporary primary care practice is at the crossroads of healthcare reform efforts. As the focus of reform shifts to prevention, care of chronic illness, and population health, the primary care physician will play a pivotal role. >>>

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Webcast: Marketing-Physician Alignment—Balancing Priorities for Volume & Value

Date: May 22, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET As the industry shifts from volume to value, healthcare marketing's function expands from patient acquisition to strategic support and population health management. Join marketing leaders as they outline proven strategies for fostering growth and engagement to achieve both volume and value targets. Register Today >>>

Around the Web

Fewer in US lack health insurance, but issues remain

Reuters, May 6, 2014

Death rate fell in MA after healthcare overhaul

The New York Times, May 6, 2014

Obama, Sebelius make fun of healthcare website failures at WHCD

The Washington Times, May 5, 2014

Patients fear Mt. Sinai will drop low-cost insurance plans

The New York Times, May 5, 2014

Opinion: Medicare Advantage—Moving toward a better model for American healthcare

Forbes, May 5, 2014

Envisioning the end of employer-provided health plans

The New York Times, May 2, 2014

The states with the worst healthcare systems

The Atlantic, May 2, 2014 finished strong despite rocky start, enrollment data show

Kaiser Health News, May 2, 2014

WellPoint softens forecast for Obamacare rate hikes

Kaiser Health News, May 1, 2014

Who really pays for healthcare might surprise you

NPR / Kaiser Health News, May 1, 2014

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