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Inside a Critical Access Hospital's IT Decision-Making Process

Alexandra Wilson Pecci, editor for HealthLeaders Media

The efficiency-minded CEO of a 25-bed rural hospital explains why he opted for a remotely hosted system. Avoiding the upfront costs of onsite implementation was just one reason. >>>

 

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. >>>

3 Creative Ways to Cut Nurse Labor Costs

Reducing nursing staff can be detrimental to your hospital's quality of care and the patient's overall experience—two areas that CFOs should strive to bolster, not undercut. Look to nurse leaders to know how and when to trim the cost of nurses while maintaining quality of care. >>>

20% of Healthcare Dollars Spent on 1% of Population

The top 5% of the U.S. population, which accounts for half of all healthcare expenditures, may yield the biggest opportunity for realizing savings, suggests a report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. >>>

Trustmark's Premium Hikes 'Excessive,' Says HHS

Federal health officials are using their powers to keep health premium increases low by declaring that Trustmark Life Insurance Company's premium hikes are "excessive" and "unreasonable." >>>



News Headlines

ME hospitals say DHHS budget ignores debt owed them

Bangor Daily News, January 18, 2012

Spectrum Health Targets ED Frequent Fliers for Primary Care

HealthLeaders Media, January 17, 2012

Judge will review state panel’s rejection of plans for 2 IL hospitals

Chicago Tribune, January 18, 2012

Hospital errors could become public under proposed new MO rules

News-Leader.com, January 13, 2012

Report: IL hospitals' charity care growing

Rockford Register Star / Associated Press, January 13, 2012

Raising Medicare age would save $148B, CBO says

National Journal, January 12, 2012

Nurses take steps to battle compassion fatigue

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, January 12, 2012



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Intelligence Report: M&A—Hospitals Take Control

More than three-quarters of organizations are exploring or have M&A deals under way, according to this HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report. Get the free report with exclusive research and analysis. >>>


New Book—Oncology: Strategies for Superior Service Line Performance

The evolution of the oncology payment model and pressure to provide more patient-centered care are leading healthcare organizations to transform the oncology care model. Gain realistic strategies and business guidance from oncology leaders to develop the structures and processes for oncology service line success in the future.   >>>




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.  >>>

 

Controlling Nurse Labor Costs

 

Dealing with Data Breaches


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