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  October 25, 2013 Follow us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterJoin us on LinkedInRSS feed

Healthcare CEOs: Get Ready for the Haters

Philip Betbeze

Patients are already facing copays, coinsurance, and deductibles that are much higher than only a year or two ago. If you think they're unhappy now, wait until you see what happens when you try to collect their share of your payment directly. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Leapfrog Releases Another Hospital Safety Report Card

The latest round of scores that measure rates of errors and infections, indicators of safe practices, shows an increase in the number of hospitals that earned the lowest score. Leapfrog's CEO Leah Binder calls that "a troubling trend." >>>

How Telemedicine Drives Volume, Revenue

Not only is health information technology helping to control costs, it's also creating new opportunities for revenue. >>>

The Trouble With Pay-for-Performance

The author of a study on pay for performance in healthcare, says there is little evidence to support that incentives for following certain processes that have been proven to add value… actually improve quality or value. >>>

NCQA: Appropriate Use of Antibiotics by Providers 'Declining'

The National Committee for Quality Assurance has been tracking the use of antibiotic treatment in adults with acute bronchitis since 2006 and has found that compliance with not prescribing antibiotics has been "strikingly and perpetually low." >>>

Gamification Ratchets Up Employee Engagement

On a mission to improve health literacy among its employees as a pathway toward improving health outcomes, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota found a solution that not only engaged them, it turned some into "change prophets." >>>

AllSpire Partnership Tackles Population Health Management

Seven health systems in Pennsylvania and New Jersey created a mega-alliance last month to prepare for value-based reimbursement, improve patient care, and lower the cost of doing business. >>>

Structured Data Leads to Better Analysis, Outcomes

Software that can create structured tables of data from clinicians' notes and then incorporate them into any standard electronic medical record, is easing concerns that structured EHRs are killing the clinical narrative. >>>

Slideshow: HLM Council Members on the Primacy of Primary Care

We asked members of the HealthLeaders Media Council about how primary care fits into their organizations' overall service line strategies. And we asked them to tell us their main goals for their primary care service lines. >>>



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

Obamacare contractors say testing of website was limited

Bloomberg, October 25, 2013

Obamacare applications near 700,000, official says

Reuters, October 25, 2013

Sebelius promises fixes to healthcare website

USA Today / The Arizona Republic, October 25, 2013

Nonprofit hospitals swap breaks for mergers under law

Bloomberg, October 25, 2013

More charged in federal probe of Sacred Heart Hospital

The Chicago Tribune, October 24, 2013

Suit challenging VA health facility law revived

The Miami Herald / Associated Press, October 24, 2013

Cleveland Clinic CEO Toby Cosgrove elected to IOM

The Plain Dealer, October 23, 2013

Health co-ops, created to foster competition and lower insurance costs, are in danger

The Washington Post, October 23, 2013

Driving a new bargain on healthcare

The New York Times, October 21, 2013

Report: Body of Baptist Health Care (FL) CFO Kerry Vermillion recovered

PNJ.com, October 21, 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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