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  May 23, 2012 Follow us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterJoin us on LinkedInRSS feed

Luxury Hospital Facilities Put Patient Experience First

Marianne Aiello

The striking new hospital buildings built by Johns Hopkins and Sanford Health exemplify patient-centric design on a big budget. But even hospitals without deep pockets can glean inspiration from them. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

FL Hospital Vendors Sentenced in Bribery Scheme

Four former healthcare vendors have been sentenced to prison terms for their roles in a bribery scheme that directed cash, goods, and services to South Florida hospital executives in exchange for contracts worth $15 million, federal prosecutors say. >>>

HHS Exchange Funding Tops $1B

The Department of Health and Human Services has announced the award of $181 million in new grants to help states establish health insurance exchanges. HHS also issued two guidance documents to help states build exchanges. >>>

E-book Revolution Changes, Challenges Healthcare

Electronic book readers such as Amazon's Kindle and Apple's iPad promise to upend the way healthcare professionals access desk references, journals, and text books. Now medical libraries and institutions are trying to reconcile costs and digital restrictions set by publishers. >>>

Beyond HCAHPS, Patient Surveys Dig Into Functional Outcomes

Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Provider and Systems surveys only go so far. Now specialty disease, procedure measure, and mental status questionnaires ask patients—on their own terms—to tell doctors the results of treatment regimens. >>>



LAST CHANCE: LIVE Webcast

Tactics for Valuing Medical Practices—Buying, Selling and Mergers

Date: May 31, 2012
About: From administrative issues to physician compensation, timing, and cultural fit, hospital and physician leaders must respond to the key motivations and market realities that come with buying or selling a physician practice. Get the strategies you need in a customized webcast. >>>



News Headlines

Hospice being marketed as a cost-cutter for hospitals

USA Today, May 23, 2012

BlueCross deal aims to simplify medical billing

The Tennessean, May 23, 2012

Doctor sues patient over Web comments

Orlando Sentinel, May 23, 2012

A long view on healthcare: Think like an investor

The New York Times, May 22, 2012

Dialysis chain DaVita acquires HealthCare Partners

Los Angeles Times, May 22, 2012

WA program to limit emergency room over-use through data sharing

MyNorthwest.com / KIRO, May 22, 2012

Hospitals prepare for a plus-size future

Houston Chronicle, May 22, 2012

Medicare quality ratings for private plans questioned by critics

The Washington Post, May 21, 2012

Round Rock, TX medical school expands, keeps eye on UT

American Statesman, May 21, 2012

Banner Health, Aetna reach for ACO gold

InformationWeek, May 18, 2012



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Rounds: Building ACO Foundations—Lessons From Kaiser Permanente's Integrated Delivery Model

Date: May 30, 2012
About: Join HealthLeaders Media and host Kaiser Permanente for a live and simulcast three-hour leadership event on how to use the foundations of team medicine, population health management, and actionable data to create your own vision of integration. Access our FREE event case study now, then register for the exclusive companion event. >>>


From HealthLeaders Magazine

 

ACO Blueprints: Options in Accountability

As the healthcare industry moves away from a transaction-based system, leading organizations are exploring accountable care models of various types. >>>

 

Aetna Building National ACO Network

 

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