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Top Leaders Sometimes Have to Get Out of the Way

Philip Betbeze

Traditional top-down leadership is ill-suited to the changes required for accountable healthcare. Empowerment, also known as bottom-up leadership from frontline workers, may be the best route to organizational transformation. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Ambulatory Revenues Grow as Inpatient Volumes Shrink

The shift away from post-acute hospital-based procedures to ambulatory services, which lack high-cost infrastructures, is "the future of healthcare," according to one health system executive. >>>

The Business Case for Virtual Urgent Care

A telemedicine service priced at only $35 a visit creates a new access point for patients and averts ED visits. >>>

Win-Win Payments for Providers and Payers

As healthcare moves away from fee-for-service to reimbursement models that reward quality and value, payers and providers are entering into new contract arrangements designed to align their financial incentives. >>>

Insurers Enter HIXs Despite Gaping Uncertainty

Most health insurers say they will take part in health insurance exchanges despite concerns about how the programs will function, technical barriers, and the health status of participants. Meanwhile, a federal study finds that premiums will cost less than originally expected and selection will be broad. >>>

Farzad Mostashari Looks Back as He Steps Down

The departing National Coordinator for Health IT reflects on the effect of the sequester, says meaningful use Stage 2 is a done deal, and lauds the free market for EHRs. >>>

Managing Patients' Pain Improves Satisfaction, Revenue

Pain represents a growing patient concern and a flourishing service line for healthcare. Hospitals are creating pain management centers with a focus on chronic and acute pain, relying on interventional and multidisciplinary procedures targeting long-term pain. >>>

SLIDESHOW: Council Connection–ED Performance and Viability

According to HealthLeaders' May Intelligence Report, while 84% of healthcare leaders expect their emergency department patient volume to increase within the next three years, at least six in 10 expect their ED's operating margins and reimbursement rates to decline during that period. >>>



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News Headlines

Obama denounces 'irresponsible' healthcare critics

USA Today, September 27, 2013

Community Health Systems' $3.9B deal being reviewed by HMA board

The Tennessean, September 27, 2013

Medical supply chain company Premier rises in market debut

Reuters, September 27, 2013

Republican leaders considering plan B to stop healthcare law

Los Angeles Times, September 26, 2013

Lowering healthcare costs is hard because every patient is unique

The Atlantic, September 26, 2013

Healthcare push brings Bill Clinton, Obama together, with political benefits for both

The Washington Post, September 25, 2013

Tampa General announces new partnership with Florida Hospital; extends agreement with USF Health

The Tampa Bay Times, September 25, 2013

First glimpses of a new healthcare world

Fortune, September 23, 2013

Benefit firms create tremors for insurers in US healthcare shakeup

Reuters, September 23, 2013

Sebelius asks mayors, healthcare providers to help with Obamacare education

The Kansas City Star, September 23, 2013



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From HealthLeaders Magazine

A Fresh Look at End-of-Life Care

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