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Hospitals Promote Good Health, Generosity as The Holidays Kick Off

Marianne Aiello

Healthcare organizations use holiday cheer to make a positive impact on their communities, through shopping discounts for preventive care, a food drive, and staff volunteering. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Safety Net Executives Renew Call to Preserve DSH Payments

Leaders of 250 safety net hospitals protest that the statutory cuts to Medicaid disproportionate share hospital funding—more than $18 billion through 2019—are unjustifiable since about half the states have rejected Medicaid coverage expansion. >>>

Why You Should Involve Patients in Nursing Handoffs

A new study finds a patient safety measure that nurses and patients alike agree improves care: Involving patients in the handoff process when nurses change shifts. >>>

Substance Abuse Resurfaces Among Anesthesiologists in Training

Nearly 1% of anesthesiology residents showed substance use disorders, including some who died as a result, and nearly half of those caught had a relapse, says a new report. "This is still a big problem within our specialty," says the study author. >>>

The Most Polarizing Topics in Healthcare IT

Seven healthcare IT issues that divide IT leaders, users, and patients, including Healthcare.gov, Epic Systems, ICD-10 and SNOWMED CT, and the BYOD trend. >>>

Not-for-Profit Hospitals Find Opportunity Amid Uncertainty

While the uncertainty around healthcare reform and lower reimbursements will prove a challenge in the near future, hospital leaders also see opportunities to succeed within local markets. >>>

Tennessee Blues Enlists Pastors to Help Reduce Healthcare Disparities

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee developed a tool kit for churches to use to improve immunization rates among minorities and rural whites in the state. Next up: Behavioral health and chemical dependency problems. >>>



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

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News Headlines

Obama to launch new healthcare law campaign

USA Today, December 4, 2013

Updated Healthcare.gov gets mixed reviews

Boston.com / Associated Press, December 4, 2013

Audit: Healthcare subsidies vulnerable to fraud

Boston.com / Associated Press, December 4, 2013

Even a tech giant can flub an insurance exchange

Kaiser Health News / NPR, December 4, 2013

Healthcare.gov has rocky relaunch

Los Angeles Times, December 3, 2013

Obamacare website sign-ups said to reach 100,000 last month

Bloomberg, December 3, 2013

White House meets goals for HealthCare.gov, but more work ahead

Reuters, December 2, 2013

A new worry looms online for the Affordable Care Act

NPR, December 2, 2013

Humana invites Mississippians onto the healthcare bus

NPR, December 2, 2013

Affordable Care Act: A tale of two systems

The Clarion-Ledger, December 2, 2013



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