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The Power of Plugged-In Physicians

Philip Betbeze

To engage their physicians, healthcare leaders must empower them to change their own work patterns. The Mayo Clinic's YES Board shows that, when allowed to improve workflows and technology, physicians can make life- and cash-saving interventions. >>>


Editor's Picks

Beleaguered Fairview Health CEO to Retire in July

Fairview Health Services CEO Mark Eustis will retire this summer amid allegations that the Minneapolis-based health system he led for five years used strong-armed and possibly illegal debt collection tactics against patients. In a special session, Fairview's board of directors voted to not renew his contract. >>>

Heartland Health Joins Mayo Clinic Network

By strategically adding Heartland, a Missouri-based integrated health delivery system, the Mayo Clinic Care Network extends its geographic reach without building costly new facilities, spending cash to acquire hospitals, or consolidating with another health system. >>>

Appalachian, Urban Health Challenges Remarkably Similar

One of the unfortunate ironies of population health is that people who live in the most remote sections of the U.S. often face the same health and healthcare access issues that plague people in large cities, studies show.  >>>

How Rivals Built an ACO

Minnesota's HealthPartners and Allina Health formed Northwest Metro Alliance to focus on achieving the triple-aim of healthcare and to accomplish together what they couldn't do alone. They share electronic patient data, mine claims data, and have agreed not to duplicate services. >>>

Luxury Hospital Facilities Put Patient Experience First

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. >>>

LAST CHANCE: Rounds Event

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. >>>

News Headlines

Legislation may enable states to offer universal healthcare

Los Angeles Times, May 25, 2012

For hospitals and insurers, new fervor to cut costs

The New York Times, May 24, 2012

Putting patients first, hospital making care more personal

NPR, May 24, 2012

University Hospital viability "questionable at best" without partner (KY)

Courier-Journal, May 24, 2012

Healthcare merger will affect 700,000 patients, new company will have $3.8B debt

NBC Los Angeles, May 24, 2012

Hospital rises on its chief's guiding principles

NJ Jewish News, May 23, 2012

A long view on healthcare: Think like an investor

The New York Times, May 22, 2012

Initiative aims to limit pay for CA hospital's executives

The Bay Citizen, May 22, 2012

Healthcare industry's perfect storm

Daily Chronicle, May 21, 2012

Healthcare's top executive salaries increase with complexity of system, May 21, 2012

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LIVE Webcast: Tactics for Valuing Medical Practices—Buying, Selling and Mergers

Date: May 31, 2012
LAST CHANCE: 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 featuring executive speakers from Catholic Health Initiatives and MemoricalCare Medical Foundation and a leading M&A consultant. >>>

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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. >>>


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