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Big Data Sparks a Quest for Simplicity

Scott Mace

The end of the year is a great time to pause and ask ourselves whether we are trying to gather too much data too fast. Maybe what we really need is small data—the data that matters most. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Baylor Health Care System, Scott & White to Merge

Two already big Texas hospital systems have signed a letter of intent to merge in what will be the largest nonprofit integrated delivery system in the state, and possibly the southwest. >>>

States Lean on Feds for Health Insurance Exchanges

As of the deadline Friday, 25 states have decided to let the federal government set up and run their exchanges and 18 states and the District of Columbia have said they will run their own. >>>

Cost Control Lies in Optimizing Use of Services

Focusing on reducing utilization of lab tests and other expensive healthcare services may hurt you now, but it prepares your organization for a financial future based on outcomes. >>>

CFOs' Top 3 Lessons of 2012

A year's worth of research, interviews, and discussions with chief financial officers of hospitals and health systems yields lessons about the impact of healthcare reform on physician payments, sustainable cuts, and new paths toward growth. >>>

Healthcare's Senior Leadership Pay Continues to Rise

Across hospital and health system C-suites, compensation packages for senior executives continue to rise, though changes to incentive structures may be influencing the size of the increases. >>>

M&A Strategies for Small Hospitals

The creativity surrounding deals among hospitals and health systems is expanding rapidly. The contention that a smaller entity is necessarily at a disadvantage in negotiations with a bigger system is outdated. >>>



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Regulatory Strategies—From Medicare to Meaningful Use

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News Headlines

Obamacare: 'It's a massive, nine-month sprint'

The Washington Post, December 18, 2012

Opinion: 'Not one successful EHR system in whole world'

InformationWeek, December 18, 2012

CA health plan may have overbilled Medicare $424M

California Watch, December 18, 2012

Health insurers' market is jumbled

Star Tribune / Bloomberg News, December 17, 2012

Only 15 states to operate own health exchanges

Insurance Journal / Reuters, December 14, 2012

Healthcare costs rise faster than wages

NJ.com / The Star-Ledger, December 14, 2012

Hospital alarms fail to prevent injury, study finds

The New York Times, December 14, 2012

Medicare silver bullets: What's the best way to control costs?

Kaiser Health News, December 13, 2012

OH announces coordinated Medicare, Medicaid plan initiative

The Cleveland Plain Dealer, December 13, 2012

Hospitals outsource more revenue cycle operations

InformationWeek, December 13, 2012



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From HealthLeaders Magazine

 

20 People Who Make Healthcare Better—2012

They are nurses and physicians. They are researchers and executives. They are providers and payers. They are watchdogs and innovators. And they are patients. They are this year's HealthLeaders 20 honorees, selected for their efforts to make healthcare better. >>>

 

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