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Diabetes Coordination Program a Lesson in Rural Innovation

John Commins

A community health system in Maryland uses grant money to tackle diabetes at the primary care level. It believes the program will pay for itself with healthier patients requiring fewer emergency interventions and hospitalizations. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Beacon Grants Boost HIT, Patient-Centered Care

Millions of dollars in federal grants are flowing to so-called Beacon Communities, intended to serve as pilots and role models for how health information technology can be used to improve healthcare quality and care coordination. >>>

Nurses Get Pushed Around, Again

A maternity ward scuffle between a high-profile parent and a pair of nurses leads to questions about hospital security and violence against nurses. >>>

ACOs, Population Health Management Share a Common Thread

How can the healthcare industry, so laden with self-interest, become selfless enough to successfully operate accountable care organizations? The answer may lie in the collaboration that's required for population health management. >>>

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.   >>>



NEW: Industry Survey 2012

Our fourth-annual Industry Survey features a new CEO report, an overall cross-sector report, and individual reports targeting Senior Leaders, Finance, Physicians, Nurses, Community & Rural Hospitals, and Service Lines. Take the pulse of the industry; download the reports now. >>>



News Headlines

At-risk patients gain attention of health insurers

The New York Times, February 29, 2012

7 Accused of $375M Medicare, Medicaid fraud

NPR / Associated Press, February 29, 2012

Poll: Most voters believe health care mandate is unconstitutional

The Seattle Times, February 29, 2012

Former WY hospital CEO accused of embezzlement

Powell Tribune, February 29, 2012

More Americans seeking dental treatment at the ER

USA Today, February 28, 2012

Healthcare history: How the patchwork coverage came to be

Los Angeles Times, February 27, 2012

Governors split over effects of Obama's healthcare law

The Washington Post, February 27, 2012

Pregnancy medical homes gain momentum in NC

Stateline, February 27, 2012

How the experts would fix healthcare

Bloomberg BusinessWeek, February 24, 2012

HMC CEO describes hospital's financial state

Hillsboro Star-Journal, February 23, 2012



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Multimedia/Events

Webcast: Marketing to Overcome Physician Recruitment Hurdles

Date: March 30, 2012
About: Save time and money by targeting, recruiting, and retaining "best-fit" physician candidates using proven marketing tactics. Featuring three marketing and recruiting industry leaders from diverse regions, hospital sizes, and backgrounds, this webcast has a new format that allows you to pre-submit questions to our speakers to get the answers your organization needs. >>>



From HealthLeaders Magazine

 

Putting Data in Nurses' Hands

Nursing informatics is an emerging field, and organizations that have been aggressive about getting data into nurses' hands (and smartphones) have reaped the rewards. >>>

 

Our Annual Industry Survey: The Challenge to Collaborate

 

Facing the Care Coordination Challenge


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