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Cancer Center's 'Gangnam Style' Video Goes Viral

Marianne Aiello

An oncology center's marketing team capitalizes on a worldwide video sensation to both raise awareness for the organization and put a smile on cancer patients' faces. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Blame Season in the Healthcare Sector

Healthcare provider associations, retailers, drug makers, and health plans are trying their best to deflect responsibility onto one another for higher costs. >>>

Electronic Medical Records Drive Physicians to Stay, Go

Some primary care physicians are embracing electronic medical records to keep their private practices thriving. Yet other doctors view EMRs as a reason to join hospital employment. >>>

Patient Safety Programs Pay Off for Healthcare Workers

A healthcare environment made safer for patients, through the use of technologies such as patient lifting devices, is inherently safer for physicians, nurses, and other clinical caregivers, a risk analysis suggests. >>>

Recruiting HIT Workers is Tough

How can healthcare compete with other industries to find, hire, and train IT workers that are already in short supply? >>>

Get Ready for Price Transparency

Healthcare providers have long kept secret the prices they negotiate with health plans. With consumers being asked to pay more of their healthcare, price transparency—and a stronger link between value and quality—is inevitable. >>>

Wright Lassiter's Audacious Vision for Safety Nets

The CEO of Alameda County Medical Center is expanding its footprint in order to survive in the new world of healthcare. But he may soon be moving on to Dallas's Parkland hospital. >>>



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News Headlines

Medical school students shun primary care as demand rises

Bloomberg Businessweek, December 5, 2012

UNC to train special forces vets as physician assistants

The Herald Sun, December 5, 2012

NC hospitals warn employees to get flu shot or get fired

ABC News, December 5, 2012

GAO report reveals biggest violators of healthcare fraud

Compliance Week, December 4, 2012

Healthcare sector tops list of most trusted professions

The Hill, December 4, 2012

Health insurers learn how to woo

USA Today, December 4, 2012

America's stunningly overpriced healthcare system in 2 charts

Business Insider, December 3, 2012

BCBS dominates NC health insurance markets

Winston-Salem Journal, December 3, 2012

Do patient portals ramp up cost of healthcare?

InformationWeek, November 30, 2012

Self-insured health plans on the rise for private-sector employers

The Hill, November 29, 2012



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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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