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A Crash Course in Crisis Communications

Marianne Aiello

A situation involving leaked plans for a new hospital, a city contract, and questions about financial modeling, illustrate the need for sound crisis management strategies and practices. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Blue Shield Policy Closures Blocked in CA

The California Department of Insurance and Blue Shield of California are at odds over the insurer's efforts to close 23 health plans and transfer those members to other products. >>>

Repeal of PPACA Would Be 'Devastating,' Sebelius Says

Medicare beneficiaries would feel the brunt if the healthcare reform law were to be repealed, says Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. The U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on the matter Wednesday. >>>

89 ACOs Open for Business

The launch of 89 accountable care organizations in 40 states on July 1 means more than 2.4 million Medicare beneficiaries are receiving care from shared savings ACOs, federal officials say. >>>

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. >>>

MoMs Hips a Grinding Dilemma for Hospitals, Doctors, FDA

Metal-on-metal hip replacement or hip resurfacing systems, once seen as a safer alternative to prostheses made of polyethylene or ceramic, are under fire. But despite a raft of reports about device failures and toxicity issues, it remains unclear how serious, or extensive, the issue truly is. >>>



Breakthrough Report

Breakthroughs Report: Strategic Solutions for the Readmissions Challenge

Successfully preventing readmissions requires many players to fill the gaps in the care continuum. In this HealthLeaders Media Breakthroughs report, we examine how four leading health systems—Griffin Hospital, Parkview Health, Sarasota Memorial HealthCare System, and UPMC Hamot—are moving the needle. >>>



News Headlines

Health insurers' suits show they're not keeping a lid on costs

Los Angeles Times, July 11, 2012

FIU med school slow to take Medicaid cases

Miami Herald, July 11, 2012

Primary care main focus for new medical school

Hartford Courant, July 11, 2012

Mayo tries different approach to healthcare consolidation

Minnesota Public Radio, July 11, 2012

As FL closed only TB hospital, CDC warned of outbreak

Orlando Sentinel, July 10, 2012

PA pushes direct messaging for health data exchanges

InformationWeek, July 10, 2012

CPMC not budging on hospital deal

San Francisco Examiner, July 10, 2012

Hospital bills unpaid as Supreme Court shuns Medicaid expansion

Bloomberg BusinessWeek, July 9, 2012

Fewer TX doctors willing to accept Medicare, Medicaid patients

Statesman / Associated Press, July 9, 2012

Feds rank TX worst healthcare provider

Houston Chronicle, July 6, 2012



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Webcast: Four Strategies to Transform Patient Experience

Date: July 26, 2012, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET
Move the pendulum from providing a good patient experience to an exceptional patient experience. Get proven strategies from industry leaders on how to tailor the message for specific departments, improve patient experience beyond the walls of the hospital—even how to sustain patient experience transformation. >>>




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Shaping Sustainable Cost Control

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

 

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Creeping Toward Care Coordination



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