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Nurses Are Good at Giving Flu Vaccines, Bad at Getting Them

Alexandra Wilson Pecci

Flu vaccination rates improve when nurses administer the shots. But how to improve vaccination rates among nurses and other healthcare workers? >>>

 

Editor's Picks

PPACA Rules on Wellness Programs Could Push Participation

New proposed rules for wellness programs released last week under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act don't break much new ground, but they will likely provide the framework and clarity to encourage more employers to participate. >>>

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. >>>

How Hospitals Prevent VTE

It's been four years since the U.S. Surgeon General stunned healthcare providers with rates of preventable death and harm from venous thromboembolism. Yet hospital-associated VTE remains a major health problem. Here's how hospitals and health systems have responded. >>>

Primary Care Gaining in Physician Compensation

A new MGMA physician compensation survey reflects how hospitals are recognizing the importance of primary care services. But all bets are off if the sustainable growth rate formula for compensation is not improved. >>>

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

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

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

Healthcare for poor strains clinic, community

The Daytona Beach News-Journal, November 26, 2012

Consumers cautioned that medicine may have been affected by Sandy

NJToday.net, November 21, 2012

Nursing instructor talks about dealing with an out-of-control patient

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, November 21, 2012

Bay Area nurses picketing after going on strike

Boston Globe / Associated Press, November 21, 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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