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Your Meetings are Wasting Big Money

Philip Betbeze

A former Harvard School of Public health associate dean says CEOs may be ignoring one of their biggest waste reduction opportunities?cutting the duration of meetings. He offers five strategies for tackling meeting bloat. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

SLIDESHOW: HL20 — 20 People Who Are Making a Difference in Healthcare - 2013

They are nurses and physicians. They are researchers and executives. They are providers and payers. They are watchdogs and innovators. And they are patients. They are this year's HealthLeaders 20 honorees, selected for their efforts to make a difference in healthcare. >>>

ICD-10: Minimizing the Financial Hit

With the go-live date rapidly approaching, hospitals and health systems need to make ICD-10 a priority if they want to avoid costly surprises and setbacks. >>>

How One Provider is Saving Millions on Imaging Equipment

By adopting a data-driven strategy to determine its equipment needs, Milwaukee-based Aurora Health Care has reduced capital spending on CT scanners by 9%, nuclear medicine by 25%, mammography by 3%, and X-ray by 10% since early 2012. >>>

Premier: ACOs Poised for Growth

After much enthusiasm but a sluggish start, insurers and healthcare providers appear to be gearing up for greater participation in accountable care organizations, according to a new survey from Premier, Inc. >>>

Hospital Compare Adds Infection, Stroke, Readmissions Data

The latest update to the federal website that reports hospital quality data adds rates of stroke, C. diff and MRSA infections, blood clot prevention and care measures and expanded readmissions data. >>>

7 Signs Providers Are Opening Up About Bad Healthcare Outcomes

Hospitals and physicians are increasingly working together to be more forthcoming with patients about medical errors and other causes of bad outcomes. >>>

HIT in 2014: Portal Perils and Half-Built Houses

We do not know the extent of the trouble about to rain down on healthcare information technology, but it is out there, and will start pelting providers within weeks, not months. >>>



Intelligence Report

Intelligence Report: Cost Containment—Harnessing Data to Drive Revenue Cycle and Productivity

This report reveals how data analytics can drive meaningful cost containment strategies without negative impacts on quality and patient satisfaction. Free Download >>>



News Headlines

DeSalvo appointed National Coordinator for health IT

InformationWeek, December 20, 2013

93% of hospital executives think Obamacare will make healthcare better

The Washington Post, December 20, 2013

Big salaries for chiefs at MA charitable hospitals, health plans

WBUR, December 20, 2013

In healthcare experiment, patients pay more for 'bad' medicine

Reuters, December 19, 2013

Insurers volunteer to extend payment deadline for healthcare coverage to Jan. 10

The Washington Post, December 19, 2013

Partners HealthCare CIO: Inside our clinical transformation

InformationWeek, December 19, 2013

Former Microsoft executive to lead effort to fix Obamacare website

Los Angeles Times, December 18, 2013

Embattled MN health exchange chief resigns

Houston Chronicle / Associated Press, December 18, 2013

Benefits questioned in tax breaks for nonprofit hospitals

The New York Times, December 17, 2013

Glaxo says it will stop paying doctors to promote drugs

The New York Times, December 17, 2013



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Webcast: Physician-Led Population Health Programs—New Skills for Success

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From HealthLeaders Magazine

20 People Who Make Healthcare Better—2013

They are nurses and physicians. They are researchers and executives. They are providers and payers. They are watchdogs and innovators. And they are patients. They are this year's HealthLeaders 20 honorees, selected for their efforts to make a dfference in healthcare. Their stories are sometimes tinged with struggles or challenges, but always, ultimately, with success. >>>

 

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