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Lab Leads with Team-Based Vision

Philip Betbeze

The head of laboratory clinical services at an Ohio medical center illustrates the dramatic downstream effect that efficient lab work can bring to the tough problem of providing the right care and the right time, with as little waste as possible. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Parkland CEO 'Committed' to Lead Through Crisis

Thomas Royer, MD, interim CEO of Parkland Health and Hospital System in Dallas, explains why he took on the role at the troubled safety-net hospital, and why he's eager to extend his soon-to-expire contract. >>>

Your Hospital is Not Invisible

It doesn't matter if your hospital is in midtown Manhattan or Manhattan, KS. It doesn't matter how many beds you have or how high you scored with HealthGrades. If you've got problems, you'd better be prepared with answers. >>>

High CEO Turnover, No Succession Planning Plague Hospitals

The nation's hospitals are seeing continued relatively high leadership turnover, but most providers are doing little if anything to plan for it. >>>

How Many Hospital Beds is Enough?

Hospitals that cut readmission rates and shorten length of stay are finding they need fewer beds. Just how many fewer is tough to determine. But finance leaders are key to finding the balance between eliminating waste and preserving revenue. >>>



Book

The Healthcare Executive's Guide to ACO Strategy

This comprehensive book dissects the integral components of ACOs from the view of physicians, providers, and payers and analyzes CMS's final regulations. Get the book that provides specifics on incorporating accountable care structure and strategy into your organization and enter the ACO era prepared and positioned to succeed. >>>



News Headlines

Parkland Dismissals Linked to Patient Safety, Accountability

HealthLeaders Media, March 15, 2012

Health care costs to surpass total income?

CNN, March 15, 2012

Opinion: Hospitals aren't hotels

The New York Times, March 15, 2012

CBO: Obama's health law to cost less, cover fewer people

The Hill, March 14, 2012

HIX Final Rule Released

HealthLeaders Media, March 13, 2012

How a major hospital got healthier with big data

Forbes, March 13, 2012

ACO approach flips medical economics

The New York Times, March 13, 2012

If Obama's health law survives, it will take nearly a decade to put into effect

Chicago Tribune / Associated Press, March 13, 2012

Backup plans if individual mandate is struck down

Politico, March 12, 2012

Healthcare Job Growth Accelerating

HealthLeaders Media, March 12, 2012



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Multimedia/Events

Webcast: Commercial ACOs—Strategies from Early Adopters

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

 

Red-Tape Mandates Spark Innovation

Mounting compliance requirements and declining revenues are fast becoming catalysts for improvement at healthcare organizations. >>>

 

Strategic Physician Recruiting

 

Cleaning Up C. Diff, Together



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