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  April 27, 2012 Follow us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterJoin us on LinkedInRSS feed

What Physician Practice Ownership Really Means

Philip Betbeze

Financial incentives are finally forcing hospitals and physicians to work more closely than ever. In many cases, that means the hospital or health system buys the practice. But physician practice autonomy is still possible. It just requires a different kind of ownership. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

The Meaning of Alignment

Hospital-physician alignment is a sought-after state of being. But what it really means depends on where you stand within your organization's structure. For healthcare CEOs and CFOs, alignment can refer to doctors who keep readmissions low. For physician leaders, it can mean hospital executives who stay out of the way. >>>

Henry Ford Health System's Bold Goal to Cut Harm in Half

All hospitals have patient safety programs meant to reduce harm. Henry Ford Health System in Detroit set a system-wide goal to cut harm events by 50%. It had to overcome arguments about preventability and feasibility, and now shows quantifiable improvements. >>>

Save Millions Using GIS Technology for Strategic Workforce Planning

Quality talent acquisition doesn't work like Field of Dreams, nor does truly strategic workforce planning. Thanks to geographic information systems, healthcare leaders can transform reactive recruiting into a proactive, data-driven effort. >>>

Why Kill the Medicare Advantage Demo?

While the GAO is critical of the Medicare Advantage Demo plan, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has developed an effective self-regulating plan that has engaged the health plan industry and spurred quality improvement efforts. >>>

How Predictive Modeling Cuts Readmissions

With the threat of reimbursement losses for preventable 30-day readmissions, healthcare organizations are analyzing care transitions used in tandem with predictive models to keep patients from returning to their facilities unnecessarily. >>>



LIVE Webcast

Lower Costs, Boost Productivity in Your Emergency Department

Date: April 30, 2012
LAST CHANCE: Increase emergency department throughput with proven cost-reduction and efficiency improvement strategies from three ED leaders at BestPractices, Ochsner Medical Center, and Banner Estrella Medical Center. This customizable webcast allows you to pre-submit speaker questions to guide the discussion and ensure you get the answers your organization needs. >>>



News Headlines

Medicare Trustees' Report Signals 'A Lot of Work Ahead'

HealthLeaders Media, April 25, 2012

Healthcare M&As: Volume Up; Value Down

HealthLeaders Media, April 26, 2012

UHS seeks help with multiple hospital plans

San Antonio Express-News, April 26, 2012

Hospital Headlines Color Public Perception

HealthLeaders Media, April 25, 2012

A nugget of good Medicare news

The Washington Post, April 25, 2012

Romney's healthcare plan may be more revolutionary than Obama's

Los Angeles Times, April 24, 2012

Ascension Health's $2B Cayman project

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, April 24, 2012

How Hospitals Can Save Water and Big Bucks Too

HealthLeaders Media, April 23, 2012

Growth is CEO's diagnosis for Temple health system

The Philadelphia Inquirer, April 23, 2012

Carolinas HealthCare System's evolution: Public hospital with private attitude

The Charlotte Observer, April 23, 2012



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Rounds: 4 Steps to Lasting Clinical Excellence from Henry Ford Health System

Date: May 1, 2012
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From HealthLeaders Magazine

 

The End of Us vs. Them

With economic incentives aligning for hospitals and physicians as never before, the need on both sides to dispense with blame has never been so critical. >>>

 

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