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Cloud Technology Overturns IT Assumptions

Scott Mace

Cloud computing changes the technology rules that existed a few years ago and overturns the conventional wisdom—and price structure—of IT services. Healthcare leaders are the beneficiaries. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

HHS Issues 2014 Rules for Health Plans, Exchanges

Regulation of the health insurance industry for 2014 became clearer yesterday, as the Obama Administration issued a raft of proposed rules that would bar discrimination against those with pre-existing conditions, incentivize wellness with rate reductions, and set standards for state insurance exchanges. >>>

Medicaid Expansion Report Calculates Modest State Costs

States that expand their Medicaid rolls under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act would see only modest increases in their share of the costs when compared with the windfall in federal funding that would come with it, according to a new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation. >>>

Two Dartmouth Studies Report Unnecessary Testing

Two reports newly issued by the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice raise new questions about whether physicians order too many medical tests, and whether some tests might be motivated by economic reasons. >>>

Standalone Cancer Centers Challenged by Shifting Healthcare Landscape

Standalone cancer centers may be particularly vulnerable to shifting market pressures and healthcare reforms. To survive, they must demonstrate value, align themselves with the right partners, and confront consolidation, a new report says. >>>

Shopping Tips to Save Hospitals Money

Cyber Monday offers healthcare CFOs important reminders about their own operations: analyze money-saving opportunities, comparison-shop, negotiate a win-win, and get the price right. >>>



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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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News Headlines

ER concierge services at hospitals boost bottom lines

Bloomberg, November 27, 2012

Hospitals face pressure to avert readmissions

The New York Times, November 27, 2012

AIG fined for misrepresenting insurance policies

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, November 27, 2012

Laws don't curb pricey prostate cancer treatments

Fox News / Reuters, November 27, 2012

Healthcare system to benefit from recent HIE progress

iHealthBeat, November 27, 2012

Healthcare reform: Clock ticking on states to set up exchanges or bow to feds

United Press International, November 26, 2012

CMS awards $15B data management contract

Federal Times, November 26, 2012

CO health insurance exchange expects nearly 1M customers

Colorado Public News, November 26, 2012

Pilot program to keep patients from returning to hospital

Quincy Herald-Whig, November 26, 2012

Petaluma Health Center gears up for influx of patients

The Press Democrat, November 26, 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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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. >>>

 

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