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In Healthcare Business Strategy, One-Size Doesn’t Fit All

Philip Betbeze

Some healthcare executives are comfortable taking on risk and investing early in tools to propel their organizations forward. Others, guided by temperament or circumstance, opt for a slower approach. Both have wisdom to share with their peers. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Immediate Jeopardy for PA Medical Center

Saint Catherine Medical Center no longer meets the requirements for participation as a provider of services, says the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The state has found violations pertaining to radiologic and surgical services and has banned new admissions. >>>

Return of the PHO?

The physician hospital organization, or something like it, is making a comeback as payers and the government make slow progress toward accountable care. >>>

Pay-for-Performance Study Results 'Sobering'

In a large multi-year study, hospitals using a pay-for performance model did not achieve lower 30-day mortality rates than non-participating hospitals. >>>

ACA Repeal Would Squeeze For-Profit Hospitals

For-profit hospital operators would face diminished credit positions, higher costs, and slimmer profit margins if the healthcare reform law is struck down, says a report from Moody's Investors Service. >>>



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 went wrong with Supreme Court and the health law?

WBUR, April 6, 2012

Mass. AG moves to regulate health costs

Boston Globe, April 6, 2012

Highmark enlists firm for CEO search

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 6, 2012

Physician Salaries Vary Widely Among Academics

HealthLeaders Media, April 5, 2012

Why Process Measures Fail to Budge 30-Day Mortality Rates

HealthLeaders Media, April 5, 2012

HMA Takes Controlling Stake in 5 Non-Profit Hospitals

HealthLeaders Media, April 3, 2012

Henry Ford Health System posts gains

Detroit Free Press, April 6, 2012

Individual Mandate Costs Explained

HealthLeaders Media, April 4, 2012

In AL, Some Hospitals Thrive on Medicare

HealthLeaders Media, April 4, 2012

Cancer care costs highest in hospitals

The Washington Post, April 4, 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 allows you to pre-submit questions to our speakers. >>>




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Red-Tape Mandates Spark Innovation

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

 

Strategic Physician Recruiting

 

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