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Laser-like Social Media Focus Works Best for Independents

Jacqueline Fellows

Social media channels allow a healthcare provider great reach for a fraction of the cost of traditional media such as billboards, newspapers, magazines, print, and television. But "spraying and praying" all over the Web is not a good strategy. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

3 Things Your Social Media Posts Tell Job Applicants

Your most powerful recruiting tool is the message you're broadcasting on social media. Recruiters should be in lockstep with the marketing department if they hope to compete with other organizations to recruit and retain potential employees. >>>

Med Schools Failing on Conflict of Interest Policies

While medical schools have had clear guidelines for conflict of interest policies since 2006, many fall short of meeting the policies set forth by the Association of American Medical Colleges, the Institute of Medicine, and others, research shows. >>>

Consolidation Comes with Benefits (and Costs)

The volume of healthcare mergers and acquisitions lately has been stunning. But to some hospital and health system executives, it's nothing compared to what's coming over the next decade. >>>

Intelligence Report: Toward Population Health

Healthcare providers appear willing to embrace the new model of population health, but the first order of business for many is to sort out the financial issues. >>>

HIX Lags in Texas, as Providers Wait on Feds

Without federal support, hospitals and health systems in Texas are hampered in their efforts to help the uninsured enroll in health insurance exchanges. >>>

HIX, A Disaster Foretold, Needs Time

It would be easy to focus on the price of the federal government's health insurance marketplace and expect it to work better than some Web startup launched by a couple of heavily-caffeinated kids. But it wouldn't be fair. >>>

Before Selling a Physician Practice, Weigh Tax Risks Carefully

Fully understanding asset valuation and other key issues in advance of selling a medical practice is imperative, but tax considerations should not be the driving force behind a deal, one expert says. >>>



Intelligence Report

Intelligence Report: Population Health Management—Steps to Risk Sharing and Data Analytics

With the shift away from volume-based reimbursement, population health management has emerged as a leading model to ensure quality care at lower costs. This report explores how better collaboration and mastery of data analytics can help you build a successful integrated and collaborative network for population health management. Download Today   >>>



News Headlines

Healthcare.gov on track to miss its enrollment deadlines

The Atlantic Wire, October 16, 2013

States encounter Obamacare impostors

The Hill, October 15, 2013

From the start, signs of trouble at health portal

The New York Times, October 14, 2013

Health insurance exchanges plagued by data errors

InformationWeek, October 14, 2013

Pushing healthcare in USA's poorest big city

USA Today, October 14, 2013

Health insurance exchanges suffer ills of geography

NPR, October 14, 2013

Obamacare officials defend online exchanges

ABC News, October 11, 2013

Poll: Health exchange rollout gets poor review

NBC News / Associated Press, October 11, 2013

Scammers busy under guise of Obamacare

CBS News, October 10, 2013

Uninsured find more success via health exchanges run by states

The New York Times, October 10, 2013



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From HealthLeaders Magazine

The Benefits (and Costs) of Consolidation

The recent level of M&A and affiliation activity in healthcare has been stunning, but to some leaders, it's nothing compared to what's coming over the next decade. >>>

 

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Readmissions: The Big Picture



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