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Community Engagement Drives Service Line Success

Marianne Aiello

How Saint Barnabas Medical Center leveraged an existing partnership with a New Jersey mall to promote its da Vinci robotic surgery service line >>>

 

Editor's Picks

How Medical Debt Forgiveness Benefits Hospitals

A tax expert describes how forgiving medical debts that a healthcare provider will more than likely never collect has an "incredibly low cost, generating very high return" for hospitals. >>>

CMS Releases Hospital Pricing Data

For the first time, the federal government has made public chargemaster data for the 100 most common Medicare inpatient diagnostic related groups or DRGs. Hospital prices vary widely even within the same city or region. >>>

Kill Your Chargemaster

Regardless of how your organization looks on the massive list of hospital pricing data released to the public by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, you've got some strategic thinking to do. >>>

Leapfrog Hospital Safety Scores 'Depressing'

In the Leapfrog Group's third release of hospital safety grades, overall scores rose minutely, but more hospitals got worse than got better. "So far, these numbers aren't really moving," says CEO Leah Binder. >>>

Access to EHR Notes Lauded by Patients, Providers

In a pilot, a system which permits patients to view all the notes in their electronic health records was such a hit with hospital patients and physicians that Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Geisinger Health System are dramatically expanding their OpenNotes programs. >>>

Online Nursing Master's Program Stresses Leadership

An online university program for aspiring family nurse practitioners promises "an exact replica" of the rigorous clinical and leadership training offered on campus. >>>



NEW Intelligence Report

NEW Intelligence Report: ED Solutions—Preparing for Increased Volume and Decreased Margins

Emergency Department overcrowding has increased by 22% since 2013. This original research and analysis offers key insight from top healthcare executives and clinical leaders on coping with patient volume while protecting the bottom line. Download Today >>>



News Headlines

2 million fewer US uninsured to gain health coverage

The Baltimore Sun / Reuters, May 15, 2013

In Miami, more hospital prices may see light of day

The Miami Herald, May 15, 2013

Cincinnati hospital deepens links to China

Business Courier, May 15, 2013

$223M Medicare fraud bust nabs 89 in 8 cities

The Washington Post / Associated Press, May 15, 2013

Hospitals promote screenings that experts say many people do not need

The Washington Post, May 14, 2013

Health insurance tax 'scares the daylights' out of some small-business owners

The Washington Post, May 13, 2013

Obama administration moves to get more enrolled in health insurance

Los Angeles Times, May 10, 2013

Info packets don't help people take ER meds

The Baltimore Sun / Reuters, May 9, 2013

Orlando children's hospitals come together

Orlando Sentinel, May 9, 2013

Getting to the right relationship between docs and drug companies

The Atlantic, May 9, 2013



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Webcast: Boost Service Line Marketing Through Innovative Community Outreach

Date: May 23, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

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