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Building Participation and ROI in an Employee Wellness Program

Chelsea Rice

How Swedish Medical Center achieved nearly full participation in its employee wellness program in just 8 months, and lowered healthcare costs by almost a third. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

4 Medical Home Obstacles Facing Small Physician Practices

As plans for medical homes unfold, small physician practices appear to be struggling with the concept. The problem lies with physicians themselves, where the "tyranny of the small primary care practice culture" is a significant obstacle, a researcher says. >>>

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." >>>

Rethinking Agency Nurses

Agency nurses are just as educated and nearly as experienced as permanent nurses and may be a good solution to the projected nursing shortage, a study says. >>>

MGMA: Medicare Part B Tops Payer Rankings

A Medical Group Management Association survey finds high satisfaction scores for Medicare Part B, Cigna, and Aetna, and reveals that MGMA members are in no rush to join new physician reimbursement models. >>>

M&A Roundup: KentuckyOne Health forms $1.4B JOA

The healthcare sector got a little more concentrated last week when University Hospital and James Graham Brown Cancer Center signed a joint operating agreement with KentuckyOne Health. In Atlanta, Piedmont Healthcare and WellStar Health System formed the Georgia Health Collaborative. >>>

Feds Seek to Redefine FAR Areas

Getting a more accurate definition of what constitutes a 'Frontier and Remote' area could be a very big deal. It will be used by the federal government to determine appropriate levels of funding and grants for rural healthcare providers. >>>



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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

Healthcare law's new regulations set soon

The Washington Post, November 19, 2012

FL prison healthcare system to cut 1,890 jobs

TheLedger.com / Tampa Bay Times, November 19, 2012

LSU hospital exec to exit; cites state concerns

The Advocate / Capital City Press, November 16, 2012

NC's Wake Forest Baptist Hospital to eliminate 950 jobs

Bloomberg Businessweek / Associated Press, November 16, 2012

Bill could make hospitals post more data

Wyoming Tribune-Eagle, November 16, 2012

HCA hospitals to add hundreds of medical residencies in Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay Times, November 15, 2012

CA works to get word out on health insurance exchange

Los Angeles Times, November 15, 2012

Proposed changes to UMC governance come under criticism

Las Vegas Sun, November 15, 2012

Clinton says his foundation to tackle health gaps

Chicago Tribune / Reuters, November 14, 2012

GA immigration law trips up doctors, nurses

Capital Public Radio, November 14, 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

 

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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