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Encore Engagement Trumps Volunteering, Corporate Exec Finds

John Commins

A retired senior executive with corporate finance expertise pairs up with the CFO of a community health system to build a better cash-handling system. The opportunity gives him "tremendous satisfaction," he says. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

How Hospitals Can Shape Sustainable Cost Control

The CFO of a physician organization sums up the cost control problem: "We can't get beyond the idea stage. Then, we get absorbed into the next crisis and forget all about cost reduction." A look at several healthcare systems reveals many different approaches to getting a handle on costs. >>>

Romney Advisor Offers Views on Healthcare Policy

Michael Leavitt, the former Utah governor and federal government official tapped by Mitt Romney to head his healthcare transition team, says "global economic dispassion" is the primary engine that is driving healthcare reform. >>>

Best EDs Focus on Flow

While many healthcare leaders have identified patient flow as their main challenge, they continue to deal with overcrowded emergency departments and concerns about patient safety. Research reveals that leaders expect worsening ED revenue margins and an increasing volume of uninsured patients. >>>

Group Medical Appointments Get Another Look

The shared medical experience model, in which a group of patients with a common condition sees a physician for a long visit, is not new. But to make it work requires selecting the right high-impact specialty, working with a passionate physician leader and team, and designing the group visit with both providers and patients in mind. >>>

4 Keys to a Better Emergency Department

Moving toward emergency department improvements is a bumpy journey strewn with a dizzying array of models designed to improve throughput. Health systems are finding direct gains not by singular changes, but through collective actions, hospital leaders say. >>>

Hospitals Give Leapfrog Safety Scores a Failing Grade

Healthcare organizations are blasting the measures the Leapfrog Group picked and the methods it used to determine whether any hospital is more likely to harm patients than another. >>>



FRIDAY Webcast

Medical Home—Prime Your Organization for Launch

Date: June 15, 2012 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET
Is establishing a medical home the right fit for your organization? Learn from experts at leading physician practices about the realities of assessing readiness and preparing for medical homes, including physician buy-in and reimbursement structure. Get the strategies you need in a customized webcast with a Q&A, an online forum, a takeaway presentation, and 60-day post-event on-demand access. >>>



News Headlines

The secret world of healthcare pricing

Marketplace, June 13, 2012

Highmark, Jefferson Regional announce partnership worth at least $275M

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, June 13, 2012

Art of patient satisfaction meets the science of medicine

The Plain Dealer, June 13, 2012

Carolinas HealthCare expanding to manage Cone Health

The Charlotte Observer, June 13, 2012

APRNs Have Their Say in Michigan

HealthLeaders Media, June 12, 2012

Can hospital execs walk the tightrope over the cost-quality chasm?

Forbes, June 12, 2012

Gainsharing and Shared Savings Continue to Spark Interest

HealthLeaders Media, June 11, 2012

States quietly get ready for healthcare law

The Columbus Dispatch / The Washington Post, June 11, 2012

Healthcare law's fate aside, hospitals evolve

The New York Times, June 11, 2012

How Coordinated Care Can Ground Frequent Fliers

HealthLeaders Media, June 7, 2012



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ACO Blueprints: Options in Accountability

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