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Forget Predictive Modeling, Try Leadership Forecasting

Philip Betbeze

Instead of attempting to predict outcomes based on aging data, healthcare leaders should rely more heavily on forecasting, which is a less precise but more accurate gauge of how a strategy is likely to pay off, says a medical economist. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Top Healthcare Buzzwords for 2014, Part 1

Big changes in healthcare mean big changes in the way providers and payers talk. Many terms being bandied about don't have clear or solid meanings, but this guide helps sort things out. >>>

Top Healthcare Buzzwords for 2014, Part 2

Do you know your PROs from your CACs? Big changes in healthcare mean big changes in the way providers and payers talk. This guide helps sort things out. >>>

Healthcare Uncertainties to Intensify in 2014

Many providers who've been on the forefront of the movement away from fee-for-service may find themselves at a disadvantage with payers as healthcare transitions into value-based payment models such as bundled payments and gain sharing, says one analyst. >>>

2 Wildcards for Physicians in Early 2014

The fate of the loathsome sustainable growth rate formula is one of two big unknowns that will have a large impact on how doctors are reimbursed in the New Year. >>>

First Ray of Sun Shines on Cancer Measure Reporting

The healthcare industry has hundreds of measures stratifying quality of care for heart failure, pneumonia, and stroke, but nothing for cancer—until now. The PA Health Care Quality Alliance recently added five scores to its website. >>>

SLIDESHOW: HLM Council Members Discuss Changing Organizational Culture

Building an effective patient experience strategy requires difficult changes to an organization's culture. We asked members of the HealthLeaders Media Council why fixing hospital and health system cultures isso complex, and what leaders can do to influence change. >>>



Roundtable

Roundtable: Top Skills for Top Executives

Executives from top healthcare organizations and Bank of America Merrill Lynch discuss the key competencies needed for today's leaders to engineer the merger of clinical and financial priorities. Free Download >>>



News Headlines

11 attorneys general slam Obama healthcare fixes as illegal

The Hill, January 3, 2014

Obamacare's Medicaid expansion may create Oregon-like ER strain

Bloomberg, January 3, 2014

TX hospital fires worker for revealing prices up front, lawsuit says

Dallas Observer, January 3, 2014

Maryland state leaders embrace Medicaid expansion

The Baltimore Sun, January 3, 2014

Healthcare tech leaders share New Year's resolutions

InformationWeek, January 3, 2014

Doctors allege hospital owner committed Medicare fraud, offered kickbacks

Charlotte Observer, January 3, 2014

Doctors, hospitals expect some confusion as Obamacare plans start

Reuters, January 2, 2014

Healthcare funds cure portfolio pain in 2013

USA Today, January 2, 2014

Medicare pricing drives high healthcare costs

The Washington Post, January 2, 2014

Opinion: As hospital clout grows, costs go up

The Kansas City Star, January 2, 2014



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CFO Exchange Insights Report: Protecting Margins, Fueling Growth

Chief financial officers have been looking for ways to streamline processes and achieve cost savings for years, yet they still believe there is more they can do to cut operating expenses and protect margins. At the CFO Exchange held this fall, they discussed new tactics for new payment models. Free Downloads >>>




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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