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The True Value of Patient Loyalty Programs

Marianne Aiello

Loyalty programs and perks originated with retailers, but hospitals are using them to target specific populations, give potential patients more familiarity with their facilities, and possibly even improve medical outcomes. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

What's Wrong with the da Vinci Robot?

As more health systems use devices such as the da Vinci robot, there's growing controversy about their value. But for head and neck surgeons, the robot means a "new era" in patient care. >>>

Outpatient Care Expansion Comes Under Scrutiny

Even the most ardent proponents of outpatient care say its pace of growth may slow, depending on a community's need for integrated care and specific demand for multidisciplinary approaches. >>>

For Healthcare M&A, 2011 Among Best Years

Merger and acquisition activity in rehabilitation facilities, laboratories, and managed care contributed to an 11% increase in the dollar value of healthcare M&A deals in 2011. The $227.4 billion in deals makes 2011 the fourth-largest M&A year in the last decade, defying media reports suggesting that interest in healthcare M&A in declining. >>>

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.   >>>



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News Headlines

Poudre Valley Health, University Hospital join forces

The Denver Post, February 1, 2012

Johns Hopkins unveils new hospital

The Baltimore Sun, January 27, 2012

Opinion: The end of health insurance companies

The New York Times, February 1, 2012

Robot cleaner a 'game changer' for hospital infection epidemic

CNNMoney, January 27, 2012

AK healthcare industry booming

Alaska Journal of Commerce, January 27, 2012

Opinion: Park City vantage point puts tragedy of U.S. healthcare in vivid relief

The Center for Public Integrity, January 27, 2012

MetroHealth reports 2011 net loss, but positive on future

Cleveland Plain Dealer, January 26, 2012

Community Health inks PA deal

Nashville Post, January 26, 2012



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