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Take Your Place Among the Healthcare Giants

Philip Betbeze

Unless yours is one of the very largest health systems, you may be best served by finding your unique niche. It doesn't preclude partnerships with larger organizations, but taking some sort of action is a requirement. >>>


Editor's Picks

4 Hot Healthcare Exec Titles; 1 Not

Healthcare hiring trends favor physician leaders with clinical knowledge and an aptitude for strategy, rather than only business school smarts. >>>

5 M&A Tips from Finance Executives

The top lesson shared by four senior-level healthcare finance executives experienced in mergers and acquisitions: "You can work through most things, but if you can't work through the culture and mission issues, it's not going to work." >>>

Doc Shortage 'Fix' Is a Disaster Waiting to Happen

New legislation in Missouri will create a new class of medical license, the "assistant physician." Critics say it will establish a reprehensible dual standard of care, one for the rural and underserved and another for everyone else. >>>

Critical Times for Small and Rural Hospitals

For healthcare facilities that serve an important niche, such as critical access hospitals, a variety of pressures are changing the way they do business. >>>

2015 OPPS Proposed Rule Detailed

The 2015 outpatient prospective payment proposed rule from CMS contains refinements to the previously introduced comprehensive ambulatory payment classification policy, significant packaging of ancillary services, and a change for inpatient certification requirements. >>>

Hospitals Tops in Physician Benefits

Physicians employed by hospitals enjoy richer benefits and potentially fewer administrative hassles, but physicians employed by private practice express higher satisfaction with their compensation packages, survey data shows. >>>

Recovering from Tornado Damage, Hospital Seeks Normalcy

Less than twelve weeks after a strong tornado crippled a small Mississippi hospital, its interim CEO shares his thoughts on the way forward. >>>

MU Slides into Summer of Discontent

If the top dog in the EHR food chain is feeling like he is dragging regulatory chains around, then we have a technology modernization program that is, at best, troubled, and at worst, in crisis. >>>

Intelligence Report

Intelligence Report: The New Quality Equation—Measuring Success and Eliminating Waste

This report reveals how healthcare leaders are using continuous improvement and other tools to standardize processes, improve patient care, and cut costs. Free Download >>>

News Headlines

Will health reform bring new role, respect to primary care physicians?

Kaiser Health News, July 11, 2014

Opinion: VA manufactured its own doctor shortage

USA Today, July 11, 2014

Race is on to profit from rise of urgent care

The New York Times, July 10, 2014

NY awards $462M to help hospitals keep services

New Jersey Herald, July 10, 2014

Meadowlands Hospital to eliminate 100 jobs, CEO letter says, July 10, 2014

Former NYC hospital executive charged with $5.6 million painkiller theft

Reuters, July 9, 2014

Tenet Healthcare to acquire Saint Mary's Hospital (CT)

The Hartford Courant, July 9, 2014

Hopkins, hospital union agree to tentative deal on wage increases

The Baltimore Sun, July 9, 2014

AL physicians form network to provide private care for state veterans, July 8, 2014

Drive-thru healthcare: How McDonald's inspired an urgent care gold rush

Forbes, July 7, 2014

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