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'Choose Wisely' to Shrink Healthcare Costs

John Commins

It won't be easy, but healthcare leaders must work to engage patients, to persuade them to change their behaviors and expectations and to help them become advocates for their own health. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Not-for-Profit Hospitals Tighten Oversight as Revenues Fall

While healthcare executives have become more focused on expense management, a Moody's Investors Service analyst expects that not-for-profit hospitals will continue to endure a negative credit outlook for the near future because of challenges to top-line revenues. >>>

EHRs Rush in Where Doctors Fear to Tread

While the healthcare industry scrambles to equip providers with interoperable electronic health record systems, what can be done to counter the very real reasons many physicians are technology-resistant? >>>

Hospitals Rethink the Service Line

While general surgery, cardiovascular care, and orthopedics still head the list of service lines with strong positive margins, more areas of specialization are popping up and providers of all sizes are reviewing their service lines. >>>

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. >>>

Lumbar Spine MRIs 'Frequently Inappropriate'

A study of requests for MRI scans of patients' lumbar spines finds that more than half of the medical imaging tests were "substantially" inappropriate or of uncertain value. >>>

Not-for-Profit Hospitals Tighten Oversight as Revenues Fall

While healthcare executives have become more focused on expense management, a Moody's Investors Service analyst expects that not-for-profit hospitals will continue to endure a negative credit outlook for the near future because of challenges to top-line revenues. >>>

'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. >>>



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News Headlines

Re-engineering healthcare

The New York Times, March 27, 2013

Minnesota AG to investigate Sanford's proposed takeover of Fairview

Star Tribune, March 27, 2013

Nurses can practice without supervision in many states

The Washington Post, March 26, 2013

Health poll reveals where people go for care

The Bakersfield Californian, March 25, 2013

State budget leaves troubled NY hospital still looking for help

New York Daily News, March 25, 2013

PA hospital concierge offers patients unlimited service

TribLive.com, March 25, 2013

Universal Health Care's woes raise question for policyholders

The Tampa Tribune, March 25, 2013

The face of future healthcare

The New York Times, March 22, 2013

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

The Dallas Morning News, March 22, 2013

Will Obamacare math add up in AR?

The Washington Post, March 21, 2013



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Rethinking the Service Line

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