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  July 9, 2012 Follow us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterJoin us on LinkedInRSS feed

Healthcare Creates 169K Jobs Halfway Through 2012

John Commins

The healthcare industry created 13,000 jobs in June, a significant drop from the sector's 33,300 new jobs in May. Nevertheless, Bureau of Labor Statistics data released Friday shows that the sector created nearly 19% of all jobs created in the overall economy so far this year. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Proposed EHB Rule Draws Few Comments

Fewer than 30 parties remarked on the Department of Health and Human Services' proposed requirements for essential health benefits. These are 10 categories of service that must be offered beginning in 2014 by health insurance exchanges under a provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. >>>

Solo Physician Practice Recruiting Dwindling

Healthcare reform is demanding efficiencies of scale that solo or very small medical practices can't meet. Recruiting doctors into solo practice settings "has almost entirely abated," a Merritt Hawkins study finds. >>>

Consumer Reports Rates Hospital Safety

The consumer publication's new hospital rating system uses only publicly available data, including patient experience data, and is aimed at hospital CEOs and boards as well as healthcare consumers. >>>

Building a Top Cath Lab in 10 Not-So-Easy Steps

The interventional cardiology program at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York handles almost 20,000 cases per year with very low complication and mortality rates. Critical to the program's success is a set of 10 protocols captured in a 150-page book. >>>

Governing Boards Must Align Skills with Need

The list of evolving responsibilities facing hospital and health system boards illustrates the need to bring in more expertise in underrepresented areas such as technology and informatics. That may mean casting a wider net for prospective members, and at some nonprofits, even paying a small stipend. >>>



NEW Breakthroughs Report

The Promise of Healthcare Analytics

Healthcare is rich in data. 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. >>>



News Headlines

Brawling over healthcare moves to rules on exchanges

The New York Times, July 9, 2012

Hospital bills unpaid as Supreme Court shuns Medicaid expansion

Bloomberg BusinessWeek, July 9, 2012

Opinion: Hospital CEO pay—The real issue is charity care

New Hampshire Union Leader, July 9, 2012

Feds rank TX worst healthcare provider

Houston Chronicle, July 6, 2012

OK hospitals putting focus on palliative care

Tulsa World, July 5, 2012

Closing CA hospital a cold business calculation?

San Francisco Chronicle, July 5, 2012

Devil's in the details for doctor transparency

The Atlantic, July 3, 2012

NJ Hospitals group offers ACA penalty calculator for employers

NJBiz, July 3, 2012

NH center gauges exec pay at nonprofit hospitals

Bloomberg BusinessWeek, July 3, 2012



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Multimedia/Events

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. >>>



From HealthLeaders Magazine

 

Shaping Sustainable Cost Control

Successfully shifting from tactical to strategic expense reduction has become a healthcare industry imperative. >>>

 

Reform in the Trenches

 

Creeping Toward Care Coordination



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