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4 Ways to Enhance a Physician's Online Reputation

Marianne Aiello

In an interview, social media guru and author, Kevin Pho, MD, points out some of the biggest mistakes physicians make in regard to their online reputations, and explains how to fix them. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

'Sunshine Act' Gets Guarded Reaction

Professional associations and lobbying groups have so far avoided bashing the final rule, which details how financial relationships between drug and device manufacturers and healthcare providers must be disclosed to the federal government. >>>

Is Your Bundled Care Plan Market-Ready?

Three out of four consumers surveyed say they find bundled care plans "appealing." The promise of transparency is tantalizing, but consumers are clear-eyed and armed with a list of essential benefits. >>>

Care Delivery Gets its Own Journal

A peer-reviewed journal that focuses on direct patient care rather than healthcare policy is set to debut. It may finally give authors what they've been lacking—an ample platform from which to explore patient-centered clinical innovation and process improvement. >>>

HIT Innovations Spring from Strategy, Design, and Need

Innovation isn't the sole province of the wizards at Apple or Google. In healthcare, tech innovation often emerges from the good ideas of creative minds working in close concert with providers. >>>

M&A Roundup: Prime, Tenet, BIDMC Announce Deals

Prime Healthcare Services has announced two separate acquisitions of financially troubled hospitals in New Jersey and Kansas. Tenet signed a joint venture with John Muir Health in California. >>>

Individual Mandate More Like Suggested Donation

The IRS has already said it will not enforce penalties for not obtaining health insurance, but according to an exception-filled set of rules proposed by the White House, there wouldn't be much to enforce even if the agency were willing. >>>



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News Headlines

Obama's health-insurance expansion eroding, CBO projects

Bloomberg, February 6, 2013

Cerner, McKesson cooperating for HIE, interoperability's sake?

TechTarget, February 6, 2013

Jackson Health, Kendall Regional battle over trauma

The Miami Herald, February 6, 2013

Feds to publicize drug and device company payments to docs next year

Pro Publica, February 5, 2013

Docs concerned about gift disclosure rules

The Hill, February 5, 2013

'July effect' rexamined

The New York Times, February 5, 2013

Health insurers highlight excessive out-of-network charges

Los Angeles Times, February 4, 2013

WakeMed's Medicare settlement with feds would allow confidential reports

The News & Observer, February 4, 2013

Mayo offers $6B vision to remake Rochester

Star Tribune, February 1, 2013

Small surgeries, huge markups

Los Angeles Times, February 1, 2013



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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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