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CEO: Hospitals Should be 'Like the Maytag Repair Man'

Philip Betbeze

NCH Healthcare System CEO Allen Weiss, MD, is convinced that his health system's future lies in finding ways to keep his beds empty. One path to that goal is through collaboration with commercial payers. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Medicare ACOs Add 106

With the launch of 106 Medicare Accountable Care Organizations January 1st, the latest tally of the coordinated care program shows that more than 250 ACOs have been formed in almost every state. >>>

PwC Names Top Health Issues of 2013

The healthcare industry has much work to do in advance of full implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Of top concern to analysts: state health insurance exchanges and population health. >>>

3 Big Rural, Community Healthcare Challenges

It's easy to forget that rural and community-based healthcare providers have other major challenges that are not directly tied to the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. >>>

Patient Safety Tool Helps ID Hospital Errors

An electronic tool from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality allows providers to categorize events as near misses, unsafe conditions, or actual patient harm incidents—and then drill down to the possible causes. >>>

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." >>>

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. >>>



Intelligence Report

2013 Industry Survey

One in three healthcare executives thinks the industry is on the right track—an improvement over previous years, but a clear sign that dissatisfaction remains widespread. An independent HealthLeaders Media survey produced with support from Conifer Health Solutions.

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News Headlines

Early outbreak has officials bracing for worst flu season in years

Los Angeles Times, January 11, 2013

US could save $2T on health costs

The Baltimore Sun / Reuters, January 11, 2013

Tufts Health Plan CEO may get federal post

The Boston Globe, January 11, 2013

Hospitals deal with flu 'surge' with tents, extra staff

The Washington Times, January 10, 2013

UnitedHealth: Changes to govt. healthcare could save on costs

Minnesota Public Radio, January 10, 2013

5 lessons in transparency from Cleveland Clinic CEO Toby Cosgrove

Forbes, January 10, 2013

Former Parkland CEO wants to write Rx for Dallas County

KERA News / NPR, January 10, 2013

Donald Berwick mulling run for governor of MA

The Boston Globe, January 9, 2013

Opinion: Healthcare and profits, a poor mix

The New York Times, January 9, 2013

Unusual respite from surging healthcare costs

Houston Chronicle / Associated Press, January 8, 2013



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Multimedia/Events

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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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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