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Hospitals Are Quick to Gobble Up Talent
Philip Betbeze, Senior Editor-Leadership

Hospitals are getting smarter about hiring the clinical help they need. They're getting more data and using that data to more effectively schedule when they need that talent. Per diem outsourcing may have seen its best days.
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  July 22, 2011

 
Editor's Picks
Gawande on Cowboys and Pit Crews
It's hard to underestimate the pull of an Atul Gawande presentation in healthcare these days. The surgeon, writer and teacher has, over a very short amount of time, become a champion for the difficult work of cutting costs and improving quality—not necessarily in that order—in healthcare. Gawande's message: We are in a battle for the soul of healthcare. [Read More]
Healthcare M&A Activity Hits Record Pace
The volume of mergers and acquisitions in the healthcare industry surged in the second quarter of 2011, setting a pace to break all previous records as measured by dollars, according to a report by Irving Levin Associates. [Read More]
Top PCMH Challenge? Coordinating Care with Referral Docs
A Medical Group Management Association survey shows that most practices want to become patient-centered medical homes. But achieving accreditation poses a number of challenges. [Read More]
Council Connection: The Key Metrics
In one-on-one interviews, selected HealthLeaders Council Connection members identify the key metrics they monitor to ensure that their healthcare organizations stay on track. [Read More]
Rounds: The Real Value of ACOs
Date: August 16, 2011
What: Attend on-site or participate via live webcast. Get accountable care strategies from ACO pioneers Norton Healthcare, Humana, and Palmetto Health—first movers who already have experienced the challenges of building a new framework for healthcare delivery.
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Webcast: Creating an ACO Marketing Language
Date: July 27, 2011
What: As a marketer, you need to learn the new paradigm of managing population health vs. growing patient volume in a traditional environment. Advance your understanding of how to align ACO marketing with business needs, as well as market accountability to providers, and ultimately your community.
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This Week's Headlines
Tufts Medical Center taps new CEO
The Boston Globe, July 22, 2011
KY AG to review CHI, U of L hospital merger
Herald-Dispatch/Associated Press, July 22, 2011
CMS to Perform Rate Reviews in 10 States
HealthLeaders Media, July 21, 2011
New Grady CEO faces financial, political hurdles
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, July 21, 2011
Adventist Health Restructures, Forms Hospital Network
HealthLeaders Media, July 21, 2011
CO-Ops: a Health Plan Alternative
HealthLeaders Media, July 21, 2011
AHA Takes On Racial Disparities in Care, Leadership
HealthLeaders Media, July 21, 2011
 
Webcasts/Rounds

July 27: Webcast: Creating an ACO Marketing Language

August 16: The Real Value of ACOs

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