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UF Health Rebranding Shows Employees 'The Big Picture'

Jacqueline Fellows

An ambitious rebranding plan creatively brings together a hospital system, medical school, health science colleges, research institutes, and physician practices. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

IOM: Cancer Care System in Crisis

Care for oncology patients is not as patient-centered, accessible, coordinated, or as evidence-based as it could be, an Institute of Medicine report concludes. >>>

1 in 5 ICU Patients Get 'Futile' Care

A report from researchers at UCLA is intended to be a wake-up call about the use of medical technologies and tools that if not appropriately applied, "end up extending the dying process, not benefiting the patient in the ICU bed." >>>

Vendors Vow HIX Will Be Ready on Time

Despite some lawmakers' concerns, technology contractors say health insurance exchanges will be up and running by October 1, as mandated by law. >>>

4 Top Concerns of Healthcare CFOs

At HealthLeaders Media's recent CFO Exchange, top finance executives from hospitals and health systems opened up about EHRs, health insurance exchanges, and other strategic challenges. >>>

Funding Cuts Spur Healthcare Job Shifts

The pace of hospital job growth has slowed to a crawl this year. The root cause is "not just healthcare reform," says one analyst, citing about $100 billion of other cuts since 2010. >>>

Medicare Fraud is Ripe for a Tech Solution, But It's Complicated

If CMS could be sued for HIPAA violations, it would be. But behind tales of government inefficiency and inertia is a tremendous debate. Summed up, the very technology that could solve our identity and fraud problems could open up tremendous privacy concerns. >>>

Why Payers Like Defined Contribution Programs

Low administrative costs and the capability to compete with public health insurance exchanges are driving factors. So is the promise of access to big data, which can give payers a strategic edge. >>>



LIVE Webcast

Webcast: Metrics and Marketing—Proving Value in Healthcare Marketing

Date: September 25, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET Join marketing veterans from Capella Healthcare and Jarrard Phillips Cate & Hancock to learn how to implement and measure marketing efforts under common resource challenges found at small to midsize hospitals and health systems. Register Today >>>



News Headlines

In new health law, a bridge to Medicare

The New York Times, September 11, 2013

New Medicaid patients may be younger than states feared

NBC News, September 10, 2013

CA plans full online launch of Obamacare on October 1

Reuters, September 10, 2013

United Healthcare introduces online bill payments

InformationWeek, September 10, 2013

Health insurance tax faces challenge

Politico, September 9, 2013

Time Warner joins IBM in health shift for retirees

The Wall Street Journal, September 9, 2013

MD seeks out uninsured to inform about health reform

The Baltimore Sun, September 9, 2013

Opinion: Selling healthcare reform

The New York Times, September 9, 2013

Obama administration plans $12M ad buy to promote health law

Politico, September 6, 2013

Navigators say GOP lawmakers' information requests are 'shocking'

Kaiser Health News, September 6, 2013



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HealthLeaders Media LIVE from Geisinger: Women's Health Leadership

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 >>>




From HealthLeaders Magazine

New Approaches to Patient Experience

The simplest and most effective patient experience strategy may be listening to the patient, directly through personal discussions and indirectly through survey data analysis. >>>

 

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