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  June 13, 2012 Follow us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterJoin us on LinkedInRSS feed

Celebrity Ties Benefit Hospitals—When Alignment is Right

Marianne Aiello

"The celebrity is not the star; our medicine is the star," says Julie Amor, vice president of marketing at The University of Kansas Hospital. Her organization has twice seen success with marketing campaigns headlined by well-known, relatable, and respected actors. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

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. >>>

Disruption, Not Destruction Will Save Medicine

Healthcare definitely needs to be disrupted. A combination of patient activism and sheer technological innovation will be the catalysts for change the industry needs. But science takes time. Calling for medicine's destruction—even of the creative sort—is going too far. >>>

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. >>>

Insurers' Coverage Commitments a No-Brainer

UnitedHealthcare and other healthcare payers have announced which provisions of the ACA they will continue to offer, even if the law is ruled unconstitutional. But before we get carried away with the accolades, let's be clear:  They've simply identified coverage options that are popular and have agreed to continue selling them. >>>

Rural Kansas Hospital Recruits Physicians with a Mission

Ashland Health Center has found a recruiting tool that sets it apart from scores of other rural hospitals in small towns across the country. Attracting doctors and nurses who have a call to missionary work is "transforming the culture inside our walls," says Ashland's CEO. >>>



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

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

Sick (and poor) in MA: Longer waits, less satisfied patients

WBUR, June 12, 2012

OU, Cleveland Clinic announce new medical school campus

The Columbus Dispatch, June 12, 2012

Healthcare law's fate aside, hospitals evolve

The New York Times, June 11, 2012

MD's hospital rating system in danger of failing

The Baltimore Sun, June 11, 2012

U of I sharing patient details with fundraiser

Des Moines Register, June 11, 2012

Nationwide Children's Hospital expands

The Columbus Dispatch, June 11, 2012

NY hospitals look to combine, forming a giant

The New York Times, June 8, 2012



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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. >>>

 

Aetna Building National ACO Network

 

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