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3 Ways Green Hospital Initiatives Aid Marketing Efforts

Marianne Aiello

By now many hospital executives understand the cost savings that come with the adoption of environmentally friendly practices. These leaders should also understand that going green can boost hospital marketing programs. View the Image Gallery >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Leapfrog Issues Hospital Safety Report Cards

To identify which hospitals are the most and least likely to cause avoidable patient harm, The Leapfrog Group is generating report cards with letter grades—"one score that any consumer can understand before they walk into the door of a hospital."  But the American Hospital Association calls many of the measures used by Leapfrog to evaluate safety "flawed." >>>

'Historically' Low Healthcare Spending Growth Predicted for 2013

PricewaterhouseCoopers attributes much of the projected slower growth to the tepid economy, the healthcare industry's broad focus on cost containment, and efforts by employers to keep health insurance expenses down. >>>

Healthcare Drives US Job Growth in May

Healthcare continues to be one of the few steady bright spots in the latest U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics monthly job growth report. The reports have otherwise been erratic and lackluster since the economic downturn in 2008. >>>

For More Revenue and Less Grief, Try Charging Less

Hospitals that go after self-pay debt with a heavy hand end up with little or nothing in revenue and, worse, a bad reputation, once word gets out about their aggressive tactics. It's a dangerous game, especially for nonprofits. >>>



LIVE Webcast

Prevent 30-Day Readmissions

Date: June 27, 2012 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET
Join us for readmissions approaches that work. You'll leave this interactive webcast with strategies to standardize care protocols for cardiac and pneumonia patients, improve federal funding for these initiatives, and assess and assign patient risk for readmission, including Medicare FFS patients. Featuring speakers from Mount Sinai Medical Center and Intermountain Healthcare. >>>



News Headlines

University hospitals: Cost-efficient leaders in care and research

The Atlantic, June 6, 2012

Online technologies doctors love

InformationWeek, June 6, 2012

Universal Health Services to buy Ascend Health for $500M

The Philadelphia Inquirer, June 5, 2012

ER doctor bets on urgent care chain

Hartford Business Journal, June 5, 2012

Do doctor-payment sunshine laws work?

Reuters, June 5, 2012

Doctors swap pagers for smartphones

WNYC, June 5, 2012

Q&A: Wheeling Hospital CEO Ronald Violi on expansion

The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register, June 4, 2012

Mayor talks to UM, Jackson heads about bitter contract dispute

Miami Herald, June 1, 2012

Consumer Reports begins rating MA doctors

The Boston Globe, June 1, 2012

Touchless technology put to test by surgeons

BBC, June 1, 2012



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Rounds: Excellence in Cardiac Care—Elements of Success from The Mount Sinai Medical Center

Date: July 18, 12:00–3:00 p.m. ET
How do you balance the latest in advanced cardiovascular treatment with market growth? Join HealthLeaders Media and the cardiovascular team at The Mount Sinai Medical Center to learn how Sinai has reinvented one of the top cardiovascular enterprises in the country, and has climbed up the national rankings dramatically in the past five years.  >>>



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

 

Emphasis on Support in Decision Support



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