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Q&A: Award-winning CEO on Running a Small Hospital

John Commins

James J. Bleicher, MD, president and CEO of a 99-bed Arizona hospital talks about his work toward improving care in his community. He is the recipient of the 2012 American Hospital Association's Shirley Ann Munroe Leadership Award. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Parkland Preps for CMS Reassessment

With most recommendations in its corrective action plan complete, Parkland Hospital is preparing for a federal inspection to determine whether it is eligible to continue receiving Medicare and Medicaid funding. >>>

How Leaders Evaluate Leaders

Senior healthcare leaders have no official playbook from which to evaluate how well they and their most senior deputies are doing, but some innovative senior leaders use simple methods for assessing their top teams. >>>

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. >>>

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. >>>

mHealth Trials Are Happening, Without the Clinic

Mobile health technology is booming. But at some point, it's likely that someone will suffer serious bodily harm or die because of an app. Government regulation of mHealth will follow. >>>



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News Headlines

MD medical center mulls cancelling surgeries due to drug shortage

WBAL, December 5, 2012

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

Healthcare law will have CA legislature scrambling

Los Angeles Times, December 4, 2012

With some hospitals closed after hurricane, ERs at others overflow

The New York Times, December 4, 2012

Insurance surcharges will fund most online exchanges created under health law

Kaiser Health News, December 3, 2012

FL appeals court ruling disappoints HCA trauma centers

TheLedger.com, December 3, 2012

Do patient portals ramp up cost of healthcare?

InformationWeek, November 30, 2012

Uninsured patients sue Chicago nonprofit hospital

Bloomberg Businessweek / Associated Press, November 30, 2012



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