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Do You Have the Guts To Be a Healthcare Innovator?

Philip Betbeze

If you're in charge of running a hospital or health system, managing the passive risk of payment reform is a given. To push your organization ahead, you'll need to take on the bigger risk that comes from being truly innovative. >>>


Editor's Picks

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. >>>

How the Dynamics of Physician Alignment Are Changing

Population health and accountable care models continue to gain traction as the industry shifts away from the traditional fee-for-service provider payment structure. >>>

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." >>>

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. >>>

IOM Cancer Report Highlights Harmful Care

Doctors and hospitals "are doing a lot of things based on what we learned 20 or 30 years ago," says Patricia Ganz, MD, chair of the Institute of Medicine's cancer report committee and an oncologist at UCLA School of Medicine & Public Health. >>>

Data Hub Readiness Questioned by Lawmakers

After concerns about delays, the federal data services hub, an integral part of health insurance exchanges, is ready to be deployed, federal officials say. But members of the House Subcommittee on Cyber Security are skeptical. >>>

Doc Group Blasts CMS Physician Fee Schedule Plans

MGMA-ACMPE has penned a blistering 18-page report in response to the proposed federal rule on payments to doctors, criticizing the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for inaccuracy, inconsistency, and being misleading. >>>

How Value Gives Healthcare Providers an Edge

As competition for volume increases among hospitals and health systems, employers are seeking high-value partners. >>>


Roundtable: Top Skills for Top Executives

Executives from top healthcare organizations and Bank of America Merrill Lynch discuss the key competencies needed for today’s leaders to engineer the merger of clinical and financial priorities. Free Download >>>

News Headlines

House passes bill to delay healthcare subsidies

ABC News / Associated Press, September 13, 2013

Sebelius bargains with governors to shore up health law

Bloomberg, September 13, 2013

Vanderbilt Medical Center hit with Medicare fraud suit

The Tennessean, September 13, 2013

Supervisors fire CEO of Kern Medical Center

The Bakersfield Californian, September 13, 2013

Barnabas Health lays off employees, cites healthcare reform

The Star-Ledger, September 13, 2013

Call to change Obama's health law opens rift with labor

Bloomberg, September 12, 2013

Hancock Medical Center will be managed by Ochsner Health System for 90 days

The Sun Herald, September 12, 2013

Opinion: Parkland nurse hiring spree helps hospital pass test

Dallas Business Journal, September 12, 2013

Paying doctors for better care improves quality

The Baltimore Sun / Reuters, September 11, 2013

Community Health Systems struggles to grow amid drop in patients

The Tennessean, September 10, 2013

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Intelligence Report: Physician Alignment in the New Shared Risk Environment

As admission levels and patient mix continue to change, discover how healthcare leaders are forging new collaborative working relationships and developing new productivity measures for both employed and independent physicians. Download Today >>>

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