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CPR Training Can Boost Community Engagement

John Commins

Imparting lifesaving knowledge throughout a population can help community members form bonds of trust with healthcare professionals. It can also enable population health advocates to generate community interest in other proactive healthy lifestyle choices. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

AHA: Hospitals Can Pay Patients' HIX Premiums

In a legal advisory to hospitals, the American Hospital Association asserts that the federal government's own regulations "clearly allow for another person or organization to pay the insurance premium for the enrolling individual." >>>

'Alarming' Physician Shortages Lie Ahead

While the reasons for the projected doctor shortage are clear—population health issues, shrinking physician reimbursements, workforce issues, and residency training insufficiencies—the path toward a solution is not. >>>

Geisinger, AtlantiCare Enter 'Integration' Talks

A merger would unite two of the strongest health systems in the mid-Atlantic region. Physician-led Geisinger is known for its work advancing population health and value-based care. New Jersey-based AtlantiCare has a national reputation for performance excellence. Both have high bond ratings. >>>

What's Wrong With Healthcare Quality Measures? Part I

We need to measure the hell out of healthcare to help us compare one organization or system with others. I believe measuring quality helps healthcare systems improve. But I also believe that we can measure healthcare quality a lot better than we do. >>>

HMA Board Approves $7.6B CHS Acquisition

The transaction cleared a key sticking point when Glenview Capital Management, which owns 14.5% of Health Management Associates stock, agreed to the sale. Community Health Systems is expected to complete its acquisition during the first quarter of 2014. >>>

Anatomy of a Readmissions Master Plan

Memorial Hermann leaders have been able to reduce preventable readmissions by closing care continuum gaps. They've tackled poor communication among disjointed or unaligned providers, a lack of systemic accountability and follow through, and inadequate human and IT resources. >>>

Senior ED Program is a Winner By Almost Every Measure

To patients, the benefits of implementing a senior emergency department program like the one at Summa Health System are unquestionable. To CEOs whose hospitals or health systems are struggling for revenue, there may be hesitation. >>>

Rethinking Retirement Plans for Healthcare Workers

Many provider organizations are taking a hard look at the design of their pension plans and opting for a new benefit structure that reduces their financial risk. >>>



Intelligence Report

Intelligence Report: Restructuring Executive Compensation for the Shift From Volume to Value

This report reveals how the shift from volume to value is reshaping compensation and incentives and demanding new C-suite skills. Download Today >>>



News Headlines

Safety-net hospitals lose more under Medicare's quality-based payments

The Washington Post, November 20, 2013

Doctors, hospitals catch goofs on WA state insurance exchange

The Seattle Times, November 20, 2013

Baptist Health System settles $3.5 million federal false claims lawsuit

Texas Public Radio, November 20, 2013

Physician payment reform matters to cancer patients

The Hill, November 19, 2013

Medical specialists are increasingly 'beamed' into remote hospitals

Business Insider / Associated Press, November 19, 2013

EHR adoption a struggle for rural hospitals

InformationWeek, November 19, 2013

Efficiency push comes at a price for IN hospitals

The Miami Herald / The Daily Journal, November 18, 2013

Nine CA Valley hospitals hit with Medicare penalties over patient satisfaction

The Fresno Bee, November 18, 2013

Obama selects health policy advocate as Surgeon General

The New York Times, November 15, 2013

Long-awaited kidney transplant canceled over hospital strike

ABC News, November 15, 2013



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