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Better Stroke Care Protocols Don't Hinge on Hospital Size

Philip Betbeze

Hospitals will be required to track a raft of new quality measures next year. Here's why stroke care should be at the top of your list, even if you run a small hospital with limited resources. >>>

 

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Why Healthcare Costs Trillions Less in Canada

Canada's government-paid healthcare system costs a fraction of the amount spent on Medicare. Researchers offer two main reasons, and say that quality of care apparently has not suffered in Canada because of its parsimony. >>>

AMA Offers Guidance on Physician Employment

Over two days of meetings, the American Medical Association's  House of Delegates voted on economic, clinical, scientific, and public health issues that it wants to advance in order to "shape the healthcare agenda" of the nation. >>>

Why Can't Healthcare Solve Its Own Problems?

Four senior health leaders at hospitals and health systems around the country discuss reasons why the healthcare industry is having trouble finding solutions to a variety of problems. Says one, "we have met the enemy, and he is us." >>>

3 Healthcare CFOs on the Election and Sequestration

Regardless of the outcome of the 2012 elections, most healthcare leaders planned to carry forward with a reform agenda. But CFOs say the looming "fiscal cliff" could derail their efforts if not resolved. >>>

Why Red State Govs May Embrace Medicaid Expansion

Some governors who had been strongly opposed to direct federal aid for expanding Medicaid rolls are now taking a second look at it. "They have been hearing from providers in their states who are worried about uncompensated care costs," says one analyst. >>>

Real Patient Experience Doesn't Show Up in HCAHPS Scores

No matter how long you study your Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems scores, you don't really know what it's like to be a patient in your hospital until you are one. >>>

How a Storm-Battered Health System is Helping Employees

NorthShore-LIJ Health System responded to Hurricane Sandy by building an Emergency Response Center. It's helping employees with shelter, food, and financial assistance. And leaders are redirecting proceeds of a capital fundraiser toward employees—and the community. >>>



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Cardiology Service Line—From Volume to Value

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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

3 Republicans urge house leadership to set up healthcare committee

Inside Health Policy, November 16, 2012

Antitrust complaint filed against St. Luke's Health

San Francisco Chronicle / Associated Press, November 16, 2012

LSU hospital exec to exit; cites state concerns

The Advocate / Capital City Press, November 16, 2012

Poll finds support for repealing Obama health law at record low

The Hill, November 15, 2012

MetroHealth Medical Center names new CEO

Cleveland Live / The Plain Dealer, November 15, 2012

FL Gov softens stance, ready to negotiate on Obamacare

Florida Today / Associated Press, November 14, 2012

Clinton says his foundation to tackle health gaps

Chicago Tribune / Reuters, November 14, 2012

Hospitals ordered to do more to protect kidney donors

The New York Times, November 14, 2012

Highmark, West Penn Allegheny leaders meet to resurrect merger

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, November 13, 2012

$50M sale of Physician Associates signals major shift in Orlando healthcare

Orlando Sentinel, November 12, 2012



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Webcast: Decoding Payer Contracting in a New Era of Population Health

Date: December 5, 2012, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

For providers, population health management is the next step in healthcare reform, but to make that move providers must place greater emphasis on commercial payer contracts. Innovative healthcare organizations such as Iowa Health System and Bellin Health System are already getting these programs off the ground. Join these leading organizations as they share best practices and lessons learned when establishing population health programs and commercial payer contracts.

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From HealthLeaders Magazine

 

Volume, Value, and Compensation Metrics

Although executive compensation is largely linked to financial metrics, there is a shift in healthcare as leaders are increasingly being measured on factors of quality outcomes and patient satisfaction. >>>

 

Senior Leadership Pay Continues to Rise

 

The Paths to Price Transparency



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