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IT's Key Role in Lean Healthcare

Scott Mace

Our guest columnist recounts the IT-clinical partnership at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health System that reduced ED patient walkouts by 1.2% and increased co-pay collections by 26%. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Forget Predictive Modeling, Try Leadership Forecasting

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. >>>

Top Quality Issues for 2014, Part 1

The pressure to reduce readmissions and preserve reimbursements will only increase in 2014. Healthcare providers will be especially concerned with curbing hospital-acquired conditions. >>>

Top 14 Quality Issues for 2014, Part 2

Intolerance for diagnostic errors is just one of the top quality issues to watch for in 2014. >>>

Healthcare Jobs Forecast Tricky

There will be job growth for the next decade, federal economists say, but predicting which jobs hospitals and healthcare systems will be most seeking to fill in the coming year is a bit tougher to pin down. >>>

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. >>>



LIVE Webcast

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

Date: February 24, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET Join clinical improvement experts as they define new expectations for population health management and outline the leadership skills necessary for physicians to direct a successful program. Register Today >>>



News Headlines

364 hospitals have high rates of overall readmissions, new Medicare data show

Kaiser Health News, January 7, 2014

How much does a new hip cost? Even the surgeon doesn't know

Kaiser Health News, January 7, 2014

Survey: Doctors mixed on electronic medical records

USA Today, January 7, 2014

Health IT growing rapidly through 2017

InformationWeek, January 7, 2014

When doctors 'Google' their patients

The New York Times, January 7, 2014

Healthcare changes to watch for in 2014

USA Today, January 6, 2014

Healthcare.gov has trouble recognizing new babies

TechCrunch, January 6, 2014

Healthcare tech leaders share New Year's resolutions

InformationWeek, January 3, 2014

Confusion, relief mark start of new health reforms

SFGate.com / Associated Press, January 3, 2014

For Obamacare, it's finally showtime

Politico, January 2, 2014



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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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