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Smoke-Free Workplace Laws Provide Blueprint for Prevention

John Commins

Minnesota's hospitals have been smoke-free for more than 10 years. Two studies suggest that workplace smoking bans are proving to be remarkably effective tools for reducing a smoking-related illnesses. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

NCQA: Health Plan Quality of Care is Improving

In its annual report, the National Committee for Quality Assurance finds "some very impressive results," particularly around obesity, where a greater focus has been measured, says the committee's president. >>>

Physicians Extend Their Reach Beyond the Office

Kaiser Permanente's "total health" program has prompted its physicians to change patients' behaviors—and their own—by interacting in the community and online. >>>

Healthcare Reform Doesn't Kill Jobs

Healthcare reform in Massachusetts did not kill jobs. It actually had little effect on employment, says a report from the Urban Institute. Is this what we can expect in the rest of the country if healthcare reform law continues to roll out in 2014? >>>

Safety Nets Face $53.3B in Uncompensated Care Costs

With Medicaid expansion no longer mandatory and the uninsured population growing, public hospitals stand to rack up billions of dollars in uncompensated healthcare costs, an industry group says. >>>

Narrowing Racial Disparities in Nursing

Data shows that helping to educate minority nurses will not only improve minority representation in hiring, but will serve as a workforce multiplier. >>>

Business Roundup: MO Hospitals Join Forces

Four Missouri hospitals form a collaborative; Advent Health announces plans to buy Chicago-area Sherman Health; and in Baltimore, St. Joseph's finalizes its merger with the University of Maryland Medical Center. >>>



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News Headlines

Lessons from storm Sandy: When hospital generators fail

Time, October 31, 2012

Health insurers line up to compete in CA exchange

Los Angeles Times, October 31, 2012

Baptist Health jobs not open to smokers

San Antonio Express-News, October 31, 2012

Community health center opens in Hardin to 'fill a gap' in healthcare services

The Billings Gazette, October 31, 2012

Officials hope to find owner for closed hospital

San Francisco Chronicle / Associated Press, October 31, 2012

Treating the high cost of healthcare

Journal-Advocate / The Denver Post, October 30, 2012

Health IT holds key to better care integration

InformationWeek, October 30, 2012

Nashville General Hospital supporters want inpatient care to continue

The Tennessean, October 30, 2012

Business leaders predict healthcare cost hikes

Oregon Business, October 30, 2012

US set to sponsor health insurance

The New York Times, October 29, 2012



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From HealthLeaders Magazine

Placing Your Bets

Value-based care is here and standing pat is not a viable option. Yet healthcare leaders face substantial risks for generations to come as they develop new businesses and clinical relationships to gain tighter control of the care continuum. >>>

 

Opportunities in the Cloud

 

Taking Charge of the Physician Shortage



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