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Obama's Re-election Entrenches PPACA

John Commins

Love it or hate it, this landmark expansion of healthcare coverage has proven itself sturdy. Those who understand the healthcare industry understand that economics, not politics, is the primary force behind the law's resilience. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Top 10 Healthcare IT Hazards

Alarm hazards and patient data mismatches in electronic health records systems are prominent on the ECRI Institute's Top 10 Health Technology Hazards report for 2013. >>>

Healthcare Job Growth Continues for Now

Healthcare added 31,000 jobs in October, but that's fewer than in September. "It's hard to reduce overall costs while keeping hiring levels and labor expenses high," says one economist. >>>

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. >>>

How Hospitals Engage Seniors Online

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. >>>

Mount Sinai Innovates to Absorb Evacuated Patients

When NYU Langone Medical Center needed to move critically ill patients out of its storm-crippled hospital, Mount Sinai came up with a way to accommodate them. >>>

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. >>>

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. >>>



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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

National health information exchange: Why the delay?

InformationWeek, 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

EHRs push private practice docs out of business

InformationWeek, November 7, 2012

Value of health insurance tough sell to some uninsured

Minnesota Public Radio, November 7, 2012

Freeman Health to pay $9.3 million for improperly compensating physicians

The Joplin Globe, November 6, 2012

Less experienced doctors could be out in cost 'profiling'

Forbes, November 6, 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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