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7 Deadly Words of Healthcare Marketing

Jacqueline Fellows

Being descriptive in healthcare marketing can be a challenge when you stop using the seven words that no longer have the power to distinguish your organization or its services from those of your competitors. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

HMA Chief to Step Down as Glenview Denies Takeover Bid

In the latest twist for Health Management Associates, the for-profit hospital operator's CEO, Gary D. Newsome, announces he will retire in July. Last week HMA moved to block a takeover bid by filing a shareholders' rights plan. >>>

$6.4B Henry Ford, Beaumont Merger Failed on Cultural Hurdles

A merger between two Michigan healthcare providers has been called off because of stark cultural differences between them, observers say. Those differences include the patient populations they each serve and the organizations' physician compensation models. >>>

Do-Nothing Hospital Boards Are Dead

Helping to run a hospital or health system from a board seat has gotten increasingly complex over the years. The instability of healthcare brought upon by its unaffordability makes the job of hospital governance both difficult—and difficult to fill. >>>

What the "E" in E-Patient Really Means

Patients today are empowered, engaged, equipped, and enabled. Healthcare providers should respond, and should help patients with another important "e": expectations. >>>

Hospitals Thinking Beyond 30-Day Readmissions

Operating under the assumption that the government is moving toward enacting reimbursement penalties for all-cause readmissions, some hospitals and readmission prevention experts are already developing corresponding strategies. >>>

Lower ED Margins Demand a Better Strategy

In this new Intelligence Report, we examine how resolving organizational problems in the emergency department will remain a challenge as demand for ED services increases, overcrowding elevates patient safety concerns, and quality metrics draw greater attention. >>>

Healthcare Costs Hit Record High, But Growth Rate Slows

The 2013 Milliman Medical Index pegs the annual cost of PPO coverage at 6.3% higher than last year. Physician and other professional services account for one third of annual healthcare spending. >>>



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

Boxes of medical records missing from Jackson Health System

The Miami Herald, May 29, 2013

ER fails to save digit; patient gives thumbs-down to hospital bill

Las Vegas Sun, May 29, 2013

Health law critics seek to gut it by attacking exchanges

Bloomberg, May 28, 2013

Obamacare unveiled as CA, NY lead US

Bloomberg, May 28, 2013

Lack of insurance choice troubles some in NH

Boston.com / Associated Press, May 28, 2013

Intermountain Healthcare alerts patients to cumulative radiation exposure

The Salt Lake Tribune, May 24, 2013

Immigrant healthcare bills stump House group

Los Angeles Times, May 24, 2013

CA picks 13 health plans for state-run insurance market

Los Angeles Times, May 24, 2013

Insurance premiums after ACA kicks in remain a mystery

NJ Spotlight, May 24, 2013

Some unions now angry about healthcare overhaul

The Miami Herald / Associated Press, May 24, 2013



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From HealthLeaders Magazine

Building Better Boards

Hospitals and health systems face unprecedented pressure to remake their business and clinical processes. Boards are trying desperately to keep up. >>>

 

Biting the All-Cause Readmissions Bullet

 

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