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HealthLeaders Media's roundtables provide in-depth coverage of the most important issues confronting healthcare leaders today. Each roundtable offers insightful analysis of many sides of an issue as presented during a freewheeling discussion among healthcare industry experts. Find out about sponsoring a roundtable or contact the editor for more information.
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The New Breed of Physician Practice Administrator

October 13, 2010

New faces are showing up in the role of physician practice manager—and they?re highly sought after. In this new era of consolidation in healthcare, healthcare organizations, especially those with hospitals as their core business, are buying up physician practices again, but they need a new type of sophisticated leader to manage them. Their skill sets must broaden, because not only are they expected to manage the practice and keep the billing and collections side of the business thriving, but they must be skilled at negotiations, contracting, and integrating the physician office into the processes and technology of the hospital. [Sponsored by BE Smith.]

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Hospitals and Physicians: Partners in Accountable Care

September 13, 2010

As health systems across the nation investigate developing Accountable Care Organizations in their respective communities, healthcare veterans can't help but feel as though the details of these complex strategies are all too familiar. After all, the goals of aligning hospital and physician incentives are nothing new. But in a future that is sure to reward integration, coordination, and value, the motivation to build the right alignment model is one thing that is new and improved. [Sponsored by Medsynergies.]

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Hospital Medicine: The Hub of the Healthcare Continuum

June 13, 2010

While the hospitalist model has been around a while, healthcare leaders continue to refine the structure and the staffing of their programs. HealthLeaders Media recently convened a panel of experts for a high-level discussion about what hospitals need to consider when creating or revising a hospital medicine program. [Sponsored by Cogent Healthcare.]