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Healthcare's Grim Winter Feels Endless

Philip Betbeze

Healthcare organizations are seeking safety in numbers as a long winter of declining revenues continues. Additional Medicare cuts associated with the sequester don't bode well for an early thaw. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Providers Awaken to Day One of Sequestration

While federal budget cuts promise to chop $11 billion from Medicare funding in 2013, healthcare leaders say they have been preparing for scenarios that call for doing more with less money. >>>

Truven Top 100 Hospital Scores Measure 'Leadership Impact'

All hospitals on Truven's annual scorecard had to meet performance thresholds in several categories, including adjusted operating margin. "We're measuring the impact of leadership in driving improvement forward," the company says. >>>

HIT's Rising Cost and Dubious ROI

Healthcare IT is expensive. Our latest Intelligence Report reveals that it's becoming an ever bigger drain on hospital and health system bottom lines. ROI will be hard to find, despite the fervent hopes of healthcare executives. >>>

Don't Blame Hospitals for All Diagnostic Errors

Primary care providers are the cause of "at least 50,000 missed diagnostic opportunities" annually, "most resulting in considerable harm," say physicians commenting on new research. >>>

30-Day Readmission Rates Fell in 2012

The 30-day all-cause readmission rate dropped to 17.8% in the final quarter of 2012, an early sign that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, in the form of payment and delivery reforms, is having an impact, says a CMS official. >>>

4 Ways to Keep Physicians From Leaving

Competitive salaries aren't enough to retain physicians, who are by nature among any healthcare organization's most ambitious and highly trained workers. >>>

Nonprofit Hospitals Urged to Diversify Endowments

Healthcare organizations would be better off with more diversified and liquid portfolios and rating agencies should accommodate them by being more flexible in their liquidity requirements, says a Commonfund Institute report. >>>



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News Headlines

Regulators assert new power to seize assets of fraudulent healthcare pools

The Hill, March 1, 2013

Texas Children's, Baylor to partner with Christus on new hospital

San Antonio Business Journal, March 1, 2013

Free Marketeer's Healthcare Scheme Would be Chaos

HealthLeaders Media, February 28, 2013

The repeal Obamacare chorus quiets

Politico, February 28, 2013

Lifespan, United team up to coordinate healthcare

The Boston Globe / Associated Press, February 28, 2013

CPOE cuts medication errors by 48%, says study

InformationWeek, February 28, 2013

Can the Cleveland Clinic save American healthcare?

The Daily Beast, February 27, 2013

Coordinated healthcare could save CA $110B

Los Angeles Times, February 27, 2013

Both sides mulling next move in hospital acquisition challenge

Albany Herald, February 26, 2013

CA hospital CEO's pay stands out

The San Diego Union-Tribune, February 26, 2013



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From HealthLeaders Magazine

Tablets and the Influence of Connective Technology

Demand for devices such as the iPad and smartphone comes from clinicians and is having a powerful impact on healthcare delivery as the next wave of technology surges, but don't shut down your PCs just yet. >>>

 

Embracing Nontraditional Models

 

Conserve Energy to Preserve Margin



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