Please add this newsletter to your Safe Sender list
View this email as a Web page | Manage Account


  April 15, 2013 Follow us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterJoin us on LinkedInRSS feed

Nurses Need a Long Drive to the Boardroom

Chelsea Rice, Associate Editor for HealthLeaders Media

Clinical experience is becoming essential to effective leadership in the hospital C-suite. Seeing physicians in hospital CEO positions and at the boardroom table is becoming more commonplace. Why aren't there more nurses among them? >>>

 

Editor's Picks

AHA: Obama Budget Proposes 'Troubling Reductions'

Healthcare industry groups are expressing concern over proposed cuts to Medicare and limits to charitable deductions, but favor the White House budget's proposed delay in cuts to disproportionate share hospital payments. >>>

Two Hospital Merger Deals Collapse

Sanford Health offers barbed remarks for Fairview Health Services after announcing that their months-long confidential merger talks have ended without a deal. In the Pacific Northwest, Catholic Health Initiatives and Peace Health say their talks have ended. >>>

Moody's: Sequestration Threatens Not-For-Profit Hospitals

Although Moody's Investors Service's outlook for the not-for-profit hospital sector is negative, no immediate rating action on any of the hospitals in its portfolio is planned based on the federal sequestration. >>>

Video Cameras in the OR May be Inevitable

Surgical teams have a lot to learn from watching themselves in action. If hospitals don't start recording surgical procedures as a method of stimulating quality improvements, they may eventually be forced to do so. >>>

ACP, FSMB Issue Stern Guidance on Social Media

Doctors should take measures to ensure that what they post online does not jeopardize their professional licenses, the American College of Physicians and the Federation of State Medical Boards recommend in a joint paper. >>>

Book Excerpt: Executive's Guide to Physician-Hospital Alignment

Having an alignment strategy and structure in place becomes the foundation upon which accountable care structures can be built. This book explores the benefits of alignment, alignment models and strategies, compensation strategies, legal and regulatory considerations, and alternative paths toward integration. >>>

Small Budget Cancer-Screening Campaign Pays Off

Months after a Virginia medical center's launch of a campaign targeting employees for mammograms, it's clear the marketing effort was a success. >>>



LIVE Event

HealthLeaders Media Live from Parkview Health: The New Readmissions Plan

Date: April 18, 2013, 12:00-3:00 p.m. ET

Parkview Health of Fort Wayne, IN, has worked its way toward the top of the list of lowest 30-day readmission rates in the nation—and this event will show you how. Parkview leaders share their comprehensive strategy for reducing preventable readmissions through a plan of early action, best practices, and coordinated care. Register Today

Download free case study >>>



News Headlines

UC Health, Anthem reach deal on new contract

Cincinnati.com, April 15, 2013

Doctor-owned hospitals prosper under healthcare law

The Washington Post, April 15, 2013

Hospital airs medical mistakes

Boston.com, April 11, 2013

LSU public hospital in Baton Rouge to close Monday

SFGate.com / Associated Press, April 11, 2013

Sanford Health pulling out of discussions with Fairview

Star Tribune, April 11, 2013

Employer health coverage in U.S. on 10-year decline

Bloomberg, April 12, 2013

Pros, cons found in merger of Highmark, WPAHS

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 10, 2013

CA physician assistant bill clears first hurdle

California Healthline, April 10, 2013

Doctors driven to bankruptcy

CNNMoney, April 9, 2013

Group looks to enlist, keep healthcare execs

San Antonio Express-News, April 9, 2013



Stay Connected to HealthLeaders

Don't Miss the News You Want.

Spam filters exist for a reason, but not for the news you need. Make sure you aren’t missing your daily and/or weekly industry coverage. Add our address -- news.editor@healthleadersmedia.com -- to your address book or e-mail whitelist to keep the news you need in your inbox.


Is All of Your Leadership Team In The Know?

Our award-winning Daily News & Analysis e-newsletter can keep your leadership team abreast of relevant breaking news, and with in-depth industry coverage through 10 weekly e-newsletters that hit every pillar of healthcare, we've got your whole leadership team covered. Subscribe to any -- or all -- of our e-newsletters.



Multimedia/Events

HealthLeaders Media Live From Dean Clinic: Primary Care Redesign

Date: May 21, 2013, 12:00—3:00 p.m. Dean Clinic outlines primary care redesign, shifting from a patient-centered medical home to a team-based care model via Lean processes to improve quality and reduce costs. Register Today

Download free case study >>>




From HealthLeaders Magazine

Grounding the Frequent Fliers

Strategies to curtail the unnecessary use of the emergency department involve efforts that rely on data, care management, and patient involvement. >>>

 

Improving Surgical Quality

 

Bridging the Physician-Management Chasm



Sponsor this Newsletter

For advertising opportunities in this or other HealthLeaders Media email newsletters, please contact sales@healthleadersmedia.com or call 800.639.7477.

  MAGAZINE | NEWS | TERMS OF SERVICE | PRIVACY POLICY | ADVERTISE Follow us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterJoin us on LinkedInRSS feed

©2013 HealthLeaders Media

If you prefer not to receive this email newsletter, you can unsubscribe here
HealthLeaders Media HR is a division of HealthLeaders Media
HEALTHLEADERSMEDIA
5115 Maryland Way - Brentwood, TN 21027
Serving the business information needs of healthcare executives and professionals.