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  January 18, 2012 Follow us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterJoin us on LinkedInRSS feed

Giving Every Patient the Beyoncé Experience

Marianne Aiello

The patient experience bar has been set low, creating a prime opportunity for hospital marketers to give every patient the celebrity treatment, even if there isn't room in the budget for any major redesigns. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Thomson Reuters IDs 15 Top Health Systems

The company's fourth annual study reviewed clinical outcomes at more than 300 health systems and picked the leaders based on a composite score of eight measures of quality, patient perception of care, and efficiency. >>>

Digital Health Revolution Long Awaited, Much Misunderstood

Digital medicine is more than simply cool gadgets—it can transform the practice of healthcare, as well as its cost. But the revolution has only just begun, says a new book. >>>

Medicare Advantage Plans with Fitness Benefits Snag Healthier Enrollees

Wellness benefits are seen as a way to reduce healthcare costs, but at least one critic says policymakers are uncomfortable with the notion that health plans are able to compete on the ability to cherry-pick the healthiest enrollees.   >>>

10 Hospital Technologies to Watch Carefully

The ECRI Institute lists ten high-priced technologies, including radiation reduction tools and proton beam radiation therapy, that it says bear a look by healthcare leaders, but come with a slew of caveats. >>>



News Headlines

Health enterprise zones to target disparities in MD

The Baltimore Sun, January 18, 2012

TX doctors lead open-notes movement

Houston Chronicle, January 18, 2012

Spectrum Health Targets ED Frequent Fliers for Primary Care

HealthLeaders Media, January 17, 2012

Opinion: MD’s Cohen saved billions, showed health regulation can work

The Baltimore Sun, January 17, 2012

NY-based health clinic for 9/11 survivors expands

The Wall Street Journal, January 13, 2012

Report: IL hospitals' charity care growing

Rockford Register Star / Associated Press, January 13, 2012



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New Book: The Complete Guide to Strategic Marketing for the Cardiovascular Service Line

Get key marketing concepts, practical tools, and straightforward ideas to augment a cardiovascular service line administrator's ever-expanding skill set, help overall service line performance, and create real value.   >>>


Intelligence Report: M&A—Hospitals Take Control

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From HealthLeaders Magazine

Reaching New Heights

Hospitals are enjoying success with outpatient strategies, but it may be time for a more calculated, even cautious, approach.  >>>

 

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