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Social Media is Serious Business

Jacqueline Fellows

Social media platforms such as LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook are continuously evolving, even when healthcare organizations aren't ready. The Mayo Clinic and Baylor Health have embraced social media and are sharing best practices with others. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Seeking Patient Engagement, Payer Curates Mobile Apps

Aetna is rounding out its mobile strategy by selecting more than 20 Web-based healthcare applications for its own CarePass wellness app, which pulls data from various sources and presents visualizations of progress toward goals. >>>

Health Plans Receptive, But Not Ready for Change

In an interview, Clay Phillips, director of provider relations and communications for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee,  acknowledges that the nation's healthcare system "is simply unsustainable in its current course," and discusses some of the challenges payers are facing.  >>>

HMA's Shareholder Battle Intensifies

Glenview Capital Management, the largest of Health Management Associates' shareholders, is calling for a major leadership change at HMA. It sees "a deficiency at both the board and management level" and wants a new board of directors. >>>

Business Roundup: Independent Hospitals Disappearing in OH

University Hospitals announces its intent to acquire one of two of the last independent hospitals in northeast Ohio while consolidation continues in Massachusetts and New York City. >>>

10-Point ONC Safety Plan Seeks to Improve EHR Use

New federal guidelines aim for electronic health record systems to be used in a way that improves care and patient safety, and to ensure that system designs don't make certain types of errors more likely to happen. >>>

A Survival Guide for Male Nurses. Really.

Male nurses face all kinds of prejudices when they enter the workforce. Those preconceived notions and misjudgments are not only harmful to them, but to the nursing profession as a whole. >>>



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News Headlines

Sebelius defends law and zeal in push to insure millions

The New York Times, July 10, 2013

Rivals reportedly circle $4B HMA

FoxBusiness, July 10, 2013

Oklahoma City hospital posts surgery prices online; creates bidding war

KFOR, July 10, 2013

Opinion: Medicine's fading traditions of generosity

The Atlantic, July 10, 2013

Big checks cut to Medical Center CEO days before bankruptcy filing

LoHud.com, July 9, 2013

Teleservices interest grows in healthcare

InformationWeek, July 9, 2013

Jewel of a hospital faces tough rural challenges

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, July 8, 2013

Insurers fear young people will opt out

Boston.com / Associated Press, July 8, 2013

 

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Multimedia/Events

Webcast: Mayo Clinic & Baylor Health—Social Media Marketing Playbook

Date: July 24, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Join these marketing leaders as they explore the value in today's most popular digital and mobile social platforms.

Learn to develop a coordinated social media strategy that's aligned with an organization's business goals.

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