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Gundersen Revs Population Health Initiatives

Marianne Aiello

Like most hospitals, Wisconsin's Gundersen Lutheran Health System has long been committed to the health of its community. Now, in response to changes brought on by healthcare reform, Gundersen has retooled its community-facing marketing strategy. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

MN Physician Groups Rated by Consumer Reports

The consumer publication measured and ranked how well each of 552 doctors' practices in Minnesota manage their patients with diabetes and heart disease. The data evaluated is required to be reported by physicians under state law. >>>

Healthcare Business Models Clash with Reforms

While healthcare executives responding to a KPMG Healthcare survey say they expect major changes in the way healthcare is delivered and paid for in the next five years, they also indicate that the fee-for-service model is far from dead. >>>

500 PCPs Named to CMS Payer Partnership

Selected primary care practices will receive financial incentives to support coordinated healthcare services on behalf of Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services says. >>>

Nurse-Led Clinics Battle Readmissions

Free clinics and programs staffed largely by nurses play a simple, but powerful role in reducing hospitalizations and readmissions, saving money, and keeping patients healthy. The benefit isn't only for patients. >>>

Get Ready for Shift from Patient to Healthcare Consumer

The rise of the high-deductible health insurance plan and other economic forces are increasingly turning patients into healthcare consumers. Common sense says this move will reduce utilization as healthcare consumers rethink elective care or shop around for the best deal. >>>

'Hospital of the Future's' Top 20 Features

Suburban San Diego's $1 billion Palomar Medical Center, which opened this week, boasts several features no other hospital in the country has, says CEO Michael Covert. But they're not just for show; they're meant to improve quality of care. >>>

Transparency Rules at Mountain States Health Alliance

Years of hard work toward improving quality and enhancing patient-centered care for patients by "being open and honest" has earned the 13-hospital not-for-profit health system a prestigious national quality award. Transparency starts at the bedside, says one executive. >>>



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While 84% of health leaders rank "patient experience" among their top three priorities, less than half of them are making patient experience-specific investments. This original research and analysis offers key insight from top healthcare executives, including new case studies from CaroMont Health, Gundersen Lutheran Health System, and Provena Health.


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News Headlines

JHU to link ICU machines in safety effort

Baltimore Business Journal, August 29, 2012

Aurora, IASIS Healthcare announce partnership

Nashville Business Journal, August 28, 2012

5 trends will reshape health IT in 2013

InformationWeek, August 28, 2012

Some hospital networks also become insurers

The Washington Post / Kaiser Health News, August 27, 2012

MI hospitals' collaboration makes for safer angioplasty

Detroit Free Press, August 27, 2012

WI hospitals treating low-income patients aim to cut readmissions

Journal Sentinel, August 27, 2012

Genome detectives solve mystery of a deadly hospital outbreak

The New York Times, August 23, 2012

US health panel likely to make HIV tests routine

Reuters, August 22, 2012

South FL hospitals to add organ transplant programs

Sun Sentinel, August 22, 2012

UK government wants hospitals to expand overseas

Bloomberg BusinessWeek, August 22, 2012



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