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Leading Change is Tough from the Back of a Limo

Philip Betbeze

As a senior leader, you can be bold and visionary, you can make huge investments, and you can even remake your hospital as an accountable care organization. But none of it will work if your colleagues don't trust you. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Parkland Keeping Consultant's Analysis Under Wraps

Citing legal concerns, Parkland Memorial Hospital's board has decided not to release a consultant's report that details ongoing problems at the Dallas facility. But the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is expected to decide whether the gap analysis will be released to the public. >>>

Payment Cuts to Critical Access Hospitals 'Inevitable'

Many rural hospital leaders lack contingency plans for what one expert in healthcare strategy calls an inevitability—Medicare critical access funding cuts within the next three years. >>>

Engineering a High-Performance Emergency Department

A revamped staffing model for nurses and a boost to physician compensation and accountability are among the operational and clinical improvements documented in our case study of Cambridge Health Alliance's internal transformation. >>>

Getting to the Heart of Cardiology Alignment

Healthcare leaders are considering prospects for new payment systems and for value-based efficiencies. One physician alignment model is an integrated plan, such as a professional services agreement in which a hospital or health system operates a physician clinic and contracts with an independent group to provide professional services. >>>



Impact Analysis Report

Value-Based Purchasing: Facing the HCAHPS Hurdle

New research finds that 25% of organizations have not yet begun preparing for VBP. Get additional data in this final report in a series of four from the inaugural HealthLeaders Media CFO Exchange, with analysis and insight from leaders at Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare, Hackensack University Medical Center, Piedmont Healthcare, Griffin Hospital, and Sharp Healthcare. >>>



News Headlines

What to do with an empty hospital?

Buffalo News, February 10, 2012

Troubled West Penn Allegheny shows $34M loss in latest period

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, February 10, 2012

For-profit cancer center to make its case to NH lawmakers

New Hampshire Public Radio, February 10, 2012

Union launches effort to cap pay of hospital executives

San Jose Mercury News, February 10, 2012

Hospital exec charged in $116M Medicare scam

Houston Chronicle, February 10, 2012

Inside Steward's plans for Landmark

WRNI, February 9, 2012

Expect more insurance drama in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 9, 2012

Jackson Health System, SEIU agree on $52M in concessions

The Miami Herald, February 8, 2012

Opponents of scuttled Christ Hospital sale seek role in hospital's future

New Jersey.com, February 8, 2012

Designing a Hospital? Ask Nurses First

HealthLeaders Media, February 7, 2012



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Date: March 22, 2012
About: Join HealthLeaders Media for 90 minutes of commercial ACO strategy and solutions, direct from top executives representing both providers and payers. This customizable webcast allows you to pre-submit questions to our speakers to help guide the discussion. >>>



From HealthLeaders Magazine

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. >>>

 

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