Aiming to shrink waste and share accumulated knowledge, an all-star cast of hospital chiefs, in a report posted on the Institue of Medicine website, gives pointers on how to keep hospitals and healthcare systems alive. >>>
While the average per capita cost of healthcare services covered by commercial insurance and Medicare programs increased more than 6% in one year, it's "nearly impossible to tell" if healthcare reform legislation has been a factor, says the chairman of the Index Committee at Standard & Poor's Healthcare Economic Indices. >>>
No matter what action the Supreme Court takes on the matter of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, private health insurance exchanges are likely to thrive, say speakers at the annual conference for America’s Health Insurance Plans. >>>
In an interview with HealthLeaders, the former health insurance industry whistleblower and now analyst assesses the industry's divided stance in advance of the Supreme Court's ruling on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. >>>
The interventional cardiology program at The Mount Sinai Hospital consistently ranks as a top—if not the top—program in New York City in terms of volume and lowest complications. We look at how leadership and teaching, adherence to a strict set of protocols, and communication all form the basis of the program's success in the city's fiercely competitive heart market. >>>
NEW: Breakthroughs Report
Healthcare is rich in data. Regulators, researchers, and managers collect multitudes of clinical indicators on patients, procedures, physicians, staff, facilities, and equipment. The challenge for healthcare organizations is to make sense of the morass of clinical, financial, and operational information generated. In this HealthLeaders Media Breakthroughs report, four leading healthcare organizations—Brigham and Women's Hospital, St. Luke's University Health Network, Charleston Area Medical Center, and BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina—share insights and lessons learned. >>>
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