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Humanize Healthcare with a Lasting Impression

Anna Webster, Online Content Coordinator for HealthLeaders Media

One way to personalize your hospital and humanize healthcare is to pick a person at your facility, shadow them, then tell their story. The orthotic clinician profiled here leaves patients with a lasting impression of competence and caring. >>>


Editor's Picks

HIT Barriers to Patient Engagement Persist

The correlation between accountable care models and healthcare information technology that connects and engages patients permeates conversations at The Center for Connected Health annual symposium in Boston. >>>

ACO Final Rule: 10 Healthcare Leaders Sound Off

While the final rules governing accountable care organizations allow numerous concessions and dangle many carrots to woo providers, many healthcare leaders still have serious concerns.

Medicare Cuts Will Slash Healthcare Jobs, AHA Says

In a tactical shift to protect hospital funding from budget cuts, senior leaders at the American Hospital Association and the American Nurses Association are cautioning the Super Committee that any significant cuts to Medicare or Medicaid "could create devastating job losses in our communities." >>>

Physicians Must Make Patients Partners in Pursuit of Health

Patients are the fuel that makes hospitals run, and why they exist. But patient noncompliance drives up costs and is a headache for the C-suite. That's why physicians and hospitals must work to educate patients on how to take a more active role in their own care. >>>

News Headlines

Hartford Hospital gets a mention in Apple iPhone ad

Hartford Courant, October 26, 2011

6 Steps to Creating a Connected Health Program

HealthLeaders Media, October 26, 2011

Eye surgeons aim to block optometrists’ use of lasers

The Tennessean, October 24, 2011

Out from behind the counter

The New York Times, October 24, 2011

Robotic surgery grows, but so do questions

Los Angeles Times, October 18, 2011

EMR may increase malpractice lawsuit risk

InformationWeek, October 26, 2011

Jackson Health System permitted to market Medicare plan

Miami Herald, October 26, 2011

Device makers implant lots of money with hip, knee surgeons

Journal Sentinal, October 26, 2011

Survey reveals reasons doctors avoid online error-reporting tools

The JHU Gazette, October 25, 2011

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Rounds: The Business and Clinical Path to Medical Home

Date: November 11, 2011
About: Attend on-site or
participate via live simulcast. Live from host St. Joseph Health System—reaching the vision of patient–centered medical home requires strong links between hospital and physician to achieve best patient outcomes. Join us for the dialogue in a special, complimentary Rounds, sponsored by RelayHealth.

Webcast: Battle-Tested Tactics for Key Internal Marketing Initiatives

Date: November 8, 2011
About: In this 90-minute Webcast, benefit from lessons learned from Catholic Health Initiatives’ communication campaign for EHR implementation, and learn what your service lines can mean for marketing opportunities. >>>

From HealthLeaders Magazine

Patient Engagement Takes Physician Leadership

As providers become increasingly accountable for healthcare outcomes, patient engagement grows in significance. Individuals should take responsibility for their health, but what role do the providers play in turning consumers of care into partners in care? >>>


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