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Prescription for Aging Clinicians

Lena J. Weiner, Associate Editor for HealthLeaders Media

Assessing aging physicians and other clinicians for professional competency can help them transition to more suitable roles and allows employers to preserve working relationships with valued workers. >>>


Editor's Picks

Physicians Rail at Recertification Requirements

Medical doctors are facing revamped board recertification requirements that are "expensive, burdensome, and detract from the care of the patient," says David Fleming, president of the American College of Physicians. >>>

5 Big Ideas from AHIP Conference

In a lively series of presentations at the America's Health Insurance Plans annual conference, attendees were urged to brace for disruptive technologies, do more with data, and embrace radical change. >>>

Alexian, Adventist to Create 'JOC' in Chicago

Described as "neither a merger nor an acquisition," the deal between Alexian Brothers Health System and Adventist Health to form a "joint operating company" is intended to reduce overhead and improve economies of scale as they move toward population health models. >>>

Physicians Feel Reform's Tight Scrutiny

Thanks to healthcare reform, there are now more eyes on how doctors treat their patients and more opinions on how they should be treating them. But one physician leader says the pressure doesn't necessarily mean that doctors have to be on the defensive. >>>

Anthem, HealthCare Partners ACO Saves $4.7 Million

During a six-month period, Anthem Blue Cross and HealthCare Partners reported an 18% decrease in the length of hospital inpatient stays for patients in their southern California accountable care organization compared to patients outside the ACO. >>>

Sanford Health Embraces Retail Weight Loss

A nonprofit health system has developed a nonprofit subsidiary to challenge well-established, well-run, for-profit players for a piece of the hyper-competitive $60 billion weight-loss industry. >>>

Hospital Revs Menu to Boost Patient Experience

Executives at John Muir Health in California hope the addition of more nutritious, seasonal, and culturally diverse entree choices will improve patients' health beyond their stay. >>>

LIVE Webcast

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Date: July 23, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET Join marketing leaders who have all but mastered scorecard strategy as they reveal proven tactics for analyzing, communicating, and learning from key performance indicators. Register Today >>>

News Headlines

Should Metro Detroit hospitals be required to report HAIs?, June 23, 2014

Opinion: Virginia's governor claims he can expand Medicaid on his own say-so

The Washington Post, June 23, 2014

Fletcher Allen Health Care to change its name

Burlington Free Press, June 23, 2014

Ryan Seacrest to open studio at Children's Hospital Colorado

Denver Business Journal, June 23, 2014

First survey of public, commercial ACOs finds majority are physician-led

Bloomberg BNA, June 20, 2014

Johns Hopkins wages compare poorly to other top US hospitals, union says

Baltimore Business Journal, June 20, 2014

Consumer group urges hospitals to end mass screenings

USA Today, June 20, 2014

Opinion: How to deal with doctors who get drunk and high on the job

Time, June 20, 2014

Prosecuters gathering evidence for grand jury in CMS leak case

The Wall Street Journal, June 19, 2014

Former HHS exec launches ACO for independent physicians

InformationWeek, June 19, 2014

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From HealthLeaders Magazine


New Goals, New Alliances

The historically adversarial relationship between providers and payers is shifting toward cautious cooperation as both sides recognize that they must implement structural and strategic changes to ensure their mutual survival. >>>


Transitioning to Bundled Payments


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