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Boosting Hospital Fundraising Through Song

Marianne Aiello

Chicago's Mount Sinai launches a music video portal to increase awareness of Sinai Health System's services and raise funds. It expects to raise $250,000 or more during the next 12–18 months. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Solid HCAHPS Scores Only a Start

Officials at Metro Health Hospital in Wyoming, MI have been extremely pleased with the facility's HCAHPS scores. But that doesn't mean hospital executives are free of the pressure to do even better. >>>

Stop Ignoring Low Quality Ratings

What should hospital leaders do when quality or patient safety scores don't look good? One healthcare facility spread the message that it takes scoring seriously, and launched a number of programs to improve its ratings. >>>

Slideshow: 10 Healthcare IT Predictions

In honor of National Health IT Week, here are 10 predictions for healthcare IT over the next 12 months—none of them involving Meaningful Use or ICD-10. >>>

IOM Urges 10 Major Healthcare Fixes

The Institute of Medicine, citing widespread wasteful and inefficient practices, is calling for a major overhaul of the U.S. healthcare system to use resources better and to remove barriers to quality care. >>>

Not-for-Profit Hospitals Show Stability in a Challenging Market

Executives have done a good job stabilizing margins after the Great Recession but still face challenges from flat inpatient volumes, healthcare reform mandates, and lower reimbursements linked to government budget pressures, according to a report from Moody's Investors Service. >>>

Better Heart Attack Care Stems from Innovative Leadership

A New York hospital's novel attempts to strengthen its relationships with local emergency medical service providers has resulted in lower lengths of stay, improved communication, and better patient care. >>>

 

Intelligence Report

Physician Alignment—Integration over Independence

Nearly 70% of healthcare leaders anticipate the number of employed physicians to grow by more than 5% over next three years. Learn how healthcare leaders are ensuring alignment as the shift from independent to employed physicians accelerates. This original research and analysis, produced with support from MedSynergies, offers key insight from top healthcare executives, including new case studies from Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Gadsden Riverview Regional Medical Center, and Vanguard Health Chicago.

 

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News Headlines

New medical care networks show savings

The New York Times, September 12, 2012

Community paramedics, one solution to growing rural doctor shortage

Minnesota Public Radio, September 12, 2012

Christ Hospital using iPods to help in knee replacement

Chicago Sun-Times, September 10, 2012

Ascension Health announces agreement to buy 36-hospital system

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, September 6, 2012

Opinion: Orszag on healthcare goal

Bloomberg, September 6, 2012

Baptist Healthcare acquires hospital, rebrands

Louisville Business Journal, September 6, 2012

6 Hudson Valley hospitals to create alliance

Poughkeepsie Journal, September 6, 2012



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