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How Hospitals Engage Seniors Online

Marianne Aiello

Online vehicles for reaching patients aren't limited to young adults. More than half of Americans aged 65 and older use the Internet or email. Here's how three hospitals have set up websites dedicated for seniors. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

4 Stories About Social Media's Awesome Power

Skeptics may scoff at Twitter and Internet videos, but the Mayo Clinic has proof that medical information distributed via social media tools can and does help patients understand and find treatment for injury and illness. >>>

Top 3 Healthcare Reform Changes Insurers Want Now

Now that the election results are in, and uncertainty over the fate of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is over, payers are building their best strategies for slowing down, or repealing, parts of the law. >>>

Q&A: Kaiser Permanente's Next CEO Talks Strategy

In an interview, Kaiser Permanente COO Bernard J. Tyson discusses how when he becomes CEO next year, he will continue to build out strategies already in motion, including an agenda of coordinating care. >>>

Physician Self-Referrals for Imaging Cost Medicare $109M in 2010

The use of MRI services increased by more than 80% when physicians self-referred compared to a 12% increase for non-self-referred MRIs, a Government Accountability Office report finds. >>>

Physician Pay Wars' Winners and Losers

Family practitioners stand to receive a 7% reimbursement increase while pathologists will lose almost as much under the final federal fee schedule for physician and specialty provider groups released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. >>>

Dialing Up Physician Networks

With physicians eager for hospital positions, and hospitals trying to align their clinical care with an eye toward medical homes and accountable care organizations, the two sides are increasingly joining forces in primary care physician networks. >>>

M&A Roundup: In MI, a $6.4B Merger

In Michigan, Henry Ford Health System and Beaumont Health System say they will merge to create a $6.4 billion integrated healthcare organization. Elsewhere, Catholic Health Initiatives and Ascension Health Care Network call off a deal. >>>



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Cardiology Service Line—From Volume to Value

Date: Nov. 27, 2012, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

Coordinate protocols and standardize approaches to better manage cost and reform transitions in the cardiology service line, without cutting into the service or quality of care. Join Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute, Sacred Heart Hospital, and Wellmont Health System as they share tactical approaches for maneuvering through healthcare reform transitions in the cardiology service line.

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News Headlines

While Obama win clears healthcare reform hurdle, challenges remain

Reuters, November 7, 2012

NY hospitals shuttered after Sandy could be closed for weeks

DNAinfo, November 7, 2012

Parkland Hospital narrows CEO search to four

Dallas Business Journal, November 7, 2012

Healthcare boom fuels area construction activity

The Kansas City Star, November 7, 2012

FL doctors group signs incentive-laden care agreement with Aetna

South Florida Business Journal, November 7, 2012

Value of health insurance tough sell to some uninsured

Minnesota Public Radio, November 7, 2012

Free clinics try to fill needs of uninsured in NV

Las Vegas Review-Journal, November 6, 2012

Facing brain surgery, a health economist finds healthcare market hard to navigate

The Washington Post, November 6, 2012

Mid-America Transplant Services moves into for-profit ventures

HealthLeaders Media, November 5, 2012

Hospital 'facility fees' charges spur calls for scrutiny

The Seattle Times, November 5, 2012



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Webcast: Future of Service Line Marketing—New Tactics, New Tools

Date: Nov. 29, 2012, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

When it comes to service lines, healthcare marketers are challenged to balance the needs of the organization and individual physicians with limited marketing dollars. Join WellStar Health System, Cooper University Hospital, and Jennings Co. as they explore how to use data to prioritize service line marketing dollars and gain physician buy-in.

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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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