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Don't Overlook Opportunities for Structural Transformation

Philip Betbeze

Excess costs are your enemy. And they're insidious, because they're not as visible as a ratcheting down of reimbursement rates or a potential merger. Don't let them fester. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

CFO Outlook for 2013 Grim

Financial leaders expect that healthcare organizations will continue to slog uphill through national economic strife, unsteady reimbursements, and declining patient volume in the coming year. >>>

Slideshow: 2012 HealthLeaders 20

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—people who are making a difference in healthcare. Their stories are sometimes tinged with struggles or challenges, but always, ultimately, with success. >>>

13 Top Healthcare Buzzwords for 2013

It's that time of year, again, when any self-respecting healthcare provider looks to bone up on the latest terms in the lexicon. >>>

Anesthesiology Focus for Operating Room Efficiency

Anesthesiology may be a sleeper in healthcare, in a manner of speaking. While not traditionally regarded among the top service lines, anesthesiology programs are a direct link to a hospital's biggest moneymaker: surgery in the operating rooms. Hospitals are homing in on anesthesia programs to buttress their ORs and improve coordination with patients to reduce delays. >>>

9 Issues Facing Doctors in 2013 (and After)

Physicians confront an array of issues in 2013, from clinical challenges to questions over implementing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, in what the head of The Physicians Foundation calls a potential "watershed" year. >>>

A Hospital Chief's Auld Lang Syne for 2013

The holiday spirit came with the muse, albeit a light-hearted version, for my last column of 2012. I hope you can hear Auld Lang Syne as you read and chuckle. Here's hoping for even higher quality healthcare in 2013. >>>



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News Headlines

Top 5 healthcare IT trends to look out for in 2013

ZDNet, December 28, 2012

Doctor, hospital relationship scrutinized in TX

Austin Business Journal, December 28, 2012

Health Net terminates 6 Tenet Hospital contracts

San Fernando Valley Business Journal, December 28, 2012

Docs warned on 'divided loyalty'

The New York Times, December 27, 2012

Hospital stops billing Medicare for rare ailment

The San Diego Union-Tribune / California Watch, December 27, 2012

Report: UTMC billed without doc identification

The Toledo Blade, December 27, 2012

Hospital exec base pay tops $1M

Dayton Daily News, December 27, 2012

Healthcare sector vulnerable to hackers

The Washington Post, December 26, 2012

Analysis: LSU getting out of the hospital business

ShreveportTimes.com / Associated Press, December 26, 2012

Opinion: Healthcare system can do better with less

The Columbus Dispatch, December 26, 2012



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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. Their stories are sometimes tinged with struggles or challenges, but always, ultimately, with success. >>>

 

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