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CHP Makes the Case for Supplier Diversity

Philip Betbeze

Beyond the obvious public relations value of such an accomplishment, what's so important about attaining supplier diversity? Michael Connelly, CEO of Catholic Health Partners, explains the other hard-earned benefits. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

CMS Unveils Hospital Violations Database

A searchable online database of federal safety rule violations at U.S. hospitals has been launched by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. It is available to healthcare providers, payers, and patients. >>>

'Rapid' Rise in Physicians Seeking to Sell Practices

Physicians—not hospitals—are taking the initiative in seeking hospital-based acquisitions of their practices. This is setting the stage for the evolution of how healthcare is delivered, survey data suggests. >>>

10 Technologies Hospital Leaders Should be Watching

In its annual list, the ECRI Institute identifies 10 health information technologies it says bear consideration by healthcare leaders—with caveats. Among them are full-scale angiography systems, PET/MR scanners, and lung cancer screenings. >>>

Hospital Execs Name Top Revenue Challenges

Revenue cycle processes that don't run as smoothly as they should are hospital killers. As reimbursement models evolve, healthcare executives know it's more important than ever to collect all the money they are owed for services rendered. >>>

Cutting Anesthesia Costs Starts with a Battle

Anesthesiologists on the whole contend that all-physician anesthesia means better-quality care. But it's time to consider adding CRNAs to the mix to cut costs without compromising patient safety, many advocates say. >>>

When States Reject Medicaid Expansion, Providers, Businesses Will Pay

States that reject Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act will subject the hospitals and employers within their borders to a considerable financial hit, separate analyses show. >>>

Berwick: Quest Program Results 'A Breakthrough'

Premier Healthcare Alliance's data- and practice-sharing project, Quest, has saved 92,000 lives and $9.1 billion since 2007 through significant reductions in cost, mortality, and infections, the group says. >>>



LAST CHANCE

Webcast: Recruiting and Retaining Physicians for the Post-Reform Era

Date: March 22, 2013, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

Metro Health System and the National Association of Physician Recruiters share benchmark data and best practices to create the "right fit" for your organization when it comes to physician recruiting in the post-reform era. Register Today >>>



News Headlines

The face of future healthcare

The New York Times, March 22, 2013

Neurosurgeon’s speeches have conservatives dreaming of 2016

The New York Times, March 22, 2013

Private equity funds rapid growth of walk-in clinics

Yahoo News/ Reuters, March 22, 2013

Nurse-owned practices, clinics trying to get a foothold in TX

The Dallas Morning News, March 22, 2013

NC nurse anesthetists battle bill to put doctor supervision requirements into law

News & Observer, March 21, 2013

CVS Caremark demands workers disclose PHI

Los Angeles Times, March 21, 2013

UPMC's tax-exempt status faces challenge

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 21, 2013

Hospitals mobilize to tackle alarm fatigue

The Day, March 19, 2013

LifePoint's Bill Carpenter wants to keep patients out of hospitals

Nashville Business Journal, March 18, 2013

New HIPAA rules pose challenges for healthcare industry

Reuters, March 18, 2013



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