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Ready for a Crisis, and Ready to Flex

Jacqueline Fellows

There's a crisis in your healthcare organization's future. It might be a natural disaster or a data breach, and it's closer than you think. Are you prepared to communicate effectively with the media, patients, and hospital staff? >>>

 

Editor's Picks

U.S. News & World Report Names Top Hospitals

The most well-known of a series of hospital rankings is a powerful marketing tool, but one observer says he is troubled that none of the various "rating schemes" use state and federal inspection data in their evaluations. >>>

60% of Docs Wouldn't Recommend Their Profession as a Career

The administrative burden of being a physician continues to fuel discontent among doctors. More than a third report having a negative outlook for the profession, and the majority would not recommend it as a career choice. >>>

How Safety-Net Hospitals Are Improving the Patient Experience

Despite some unique challenges, safety-net hospitals are achieving strong patient satisfaction results by focusing on compassionate care and quality outcomes. >>>

Tech Tools Tackle Medication Problems

Medication adherence is a multifaceted challenge that's getting a shot in the arm from technology developers. Glowing pill bottle caps connected to the Internet and a digital library of pill images with detailed data on drug interactions are just the beginning. >>>

Meet the Mother of All Patient Registries

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is building a massive patient database to help healthcare providers identify effectiveness projects years before researchers get around to publishing their analyses. >>>

Health Economist Blasts Wellness Programs

Disease management expert and author Al Lewis lays out his case against health-contingent wellness programs: The concept of health risk assessments "is advice opposite of what doctors tell you to do. The arithmetic can't save money. Every vendor who reports savings lies." >>>

House Committee Spars Over Employer Mandate

Members of the House Ways and Means Committee Subcommittee on Health and witnesses spent more than two hours Tuesday debating the value of the employer mandate and the potential impact of its delay, at times testily. >>>



LIVE Webcast

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, and how to take steps to develop a coordinated social media strategy that is also aligned with an organization's business goals. Register Today >>>



News Headlines

2 hospital networks agree to merge, raising specter of costlier care

The New York Times, July 17, 2013

Sebelius offers Obamacare updates on her way to NAACP convention

Orlando Sentinel, July 17, 2013

Cerner builds recession-proof 'bunker' for health data

The Washington Post / Kaiser Health News, July 17, 2013

US community health centers eye Obamacare's newly insured

Reuters, July 16, 2013

Survey: Patient access to doctors mixed in MA

The Boston Herald / Associated Press, July 16, 2013

Opinion: To implement Obamacare, look to Bush's Medicare reform

The Washington Post, July 16, 2013

BadgerCare recipients brace for health insurance exchanges

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, July 15, 2013

Little understanding of healthcare law opens door for scams, government says

The Washington Post / McClatchy, July 15, 2013

Educating FL about healthcare reform starts with conversation

Kaiser Health News / Miami Herald, July 12, 2013

Persuading young adults to buy into healthcare takes new tack

Minnesota Public Radio, July 12, 2013



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Date: September 18, 2013 | 12:00–3:00PM ET In this exclusive HealthLeaders Media event, physician and executive leaders from Geisinger share their strategies for improving women's health programs, including defining best practices; ensuring process consistency and accountability; using the patient portal for secure communication and enhanced education; and integration with women's cardiovascular care. Register Today Download the FREE Case Study >>>




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