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  January 9, 2013 Follow us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterJoin us on LinkedInRSS feed

5 Social Media Resolutions for Hospitals

Marianne Aiello

Most hospitals are behind the curve in the social media space. MySpace, the granddaddy of all social media, was created ten years ago. Stop making excuses and get with it. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Top 10 Quality Issues for 2013

Among hopes for greater efficiency, patient safety, transparency, and overall quality of care, healthcare providers have a lot of work to do this year in advance of reporting deadlines. >>>

Economist: 2013 a 'Banner Year' for Healthcare Jobs

As the healthcare sector ramps up to meet the requirements of healthcare reform, only a shortage of workers—not a shortage of jobs—threatens to negatively impact hiring, says one economist. >>>

AHA to MedPAC: Raise, Don't Cut Hospital Payments

In a letter to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, the American Hospital Association not only argues against recommended hospital payment cuts, but says an increase in 2014 "is absolutely essential." >>>

Scot Silverstein's Good Health IT and Bad Health IT

If healthcare IT has a canary in the coal mine, it is Scot Silverstein, MD. But he characterizes himself as a pragmatist rather than anti-technology, saying, "The hospital or clinic is not a software beta-testing shop." >>>

HL20: Gerilynn Sevenikar—Helping Patients Navigate the High Cost of Care

In our annual HealthLeaders 20 feature, we profile individuals who are changing healthcare for the better. This is the story of Gerilynn Sevenikar, who has found ways to help the self-pay patient population gain federal or state funding, and opened the door for Sharp HealthCare System to obtain millions of dollars in payments. >>>



LIVE Webcast

Optimize the Nurse Skill Set—Lower Labor Costs and Raise Quality

Date: January 24, 2013, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

As the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services develops new programs and tools as a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, healthcare providers must focus on the care continuum model. Join Glide Health Services and Huron Healthcare as they share their tools for managing nurse labor costs.

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News Headlines

Cuomo plans new rules in fight against sepsis

The New York Times, January 9, 2013

Opinion: Healthcare and profits, a poor mix

The New York Times, January 9, 2013

Many docs give in when patients want brand drugs

The Baltimore Sun / Reuters, January 9, 2013

Unusual respite from surging healthcare costs

Houston Chronicle / Associated Press, January 8, 2013

Athenahealth to buy Epocrates for $293M

The Boston Globe, January 8, 2013

Competition between medical centers affects liver transplant patients

Newsday, January 8, 2013

Rivalry drives up medical charges in MO

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, January 7, 2013

Health insurers raising some rates by double digits

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette / The New York Times, January 7, 2013

Mall of America: Mayo Clinic stops clinical services at retail outlet

TwinCities.com / Pioneer Press, January 7, 2013

Opinion: To fix healthcare, turn patients into customers

Bloomberg, January 4, 2013



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HealthLeaders Live: Cost Containment Lessons from Heartland Health

Date: March 19, 2013, 12:00-3:00 p.m. ET

Heartland Health leaders reveal how to achieve significant, sustainable cost savings by identifying value in best practices and the patient experience. Learn how the team identified areas of waste and cost savings that have consistently added millions of dollars annually to the bottom line.

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

 

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