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Q&A: Geisinger's CEO on Cost, Quality, Data Sharing

Philip Betbeze

Glenn Steele, MD, discusses the need for healthcare organizations to collaborate and learn from each other with shared data that can offer real-time insights as healthcare leaders re-engineer the industry to provide real value. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Healthcare Leaders Seek Strategic Sweet Spot

Hospitals and health systems are getting squeezed at both ends of the revenue spectrum. To survive they must effectively integrate a number of healthcare services and add value. But how? >>>

Healthcare Consolidation: M&A Not the Only Way

Regulatory barriers that once thwarted any pressure felt by hospitals and health systems to consolidate and uncover economies of scale or scope have eased. But consolidation doesn't always come via an acquisition. >>>

6 CNO-to-CEO Strategies

Why don't more nurse leaders go after hospital CEO jobs? Too many nurses underestimate their potential and believe that landing a chief nursing officer position means that they've reached the pinnacle of their career. >>>

In Search of the Health IT Experts

Healthcare industry leaders discuss the shortage of staff with information technology expertise, the impact on hospitals and health systems, and what can be done to address the situation. >>>

ACOs Widespread, Yet Challenged

Two of the pioneering forces behind accountable care organizations say the model is gaining significance as it proliferates across the country, even though there are concerns over lack of uniformity in performance measures. >>>

Healthcare Costs 'An Abomination' Says Senate Finance Committee Chair

A Senate committee session in which expert witnesses discussed healthcare costs, hospital prices, and data transparency ended with a plea from the chair, Sen. Max Baucus, for "specific recommendations" from "anyone." >>>

Q&A: Ardis Dee Hoven, New AMA President, Outlines Roadmap

From reimbursement challenges to figuring out what makes some physician practices great, the American Medical Association's new president, Ardis Dee Hoven, MD, vows "significant change" for doctors in the year ahead. >>>



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News Headlines

Risky health insurance bets could backfire for small employers

Bloomberg Businessweek, June 21, 2013

In Brooklyn, Long Island College Hospital staff gets reprieve

The New York Times, June 21, 2013

Hospital investors sold on US health reform despite bumps

The Baltimore Sun / Reuters, June 20, 2013

MaineCare's payday will help hospitals, patients unlikely to see lower rates

Bangor Daily News, June 19, 2013

Opinion: Should hospital payments be cut if it's cheaper in doctor's office?

Dallas Business Journal, June 19, 2013

Gawande launches think tank to solve end of life issues

WBUR.org, June 19, 2013

Don Berwick announces run for MA governor

Politico, June 18, 2013

Chicago safety-net hospitals face uncertain future

The Chicago Tribune, June 18, 2013

NC physicians group coordinate to improve care and avoid penalties

News & Observer, June 18, 2013

Hospital CEO bonuses reward volume and growth

Kaiser Health News / ABC News, June 17, 2013



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