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Hospitals Entice Patients with iPads, Quiet Spaces

Marianne Aiello

For some hospitals, the New Year is kicking off with plans to improve the patient experience by upgrading patient rooms and birthing suites, and even doing away with waiting rooms. >>>

 

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. >>>

Fresh Take on Hospital Discharges Cuts Readmissions

A multi-step approach to hospital discharges redefines them as 'transitions' and is driving down readmission rates at Detroit Medical Center.To really address readmissions, healthcare leaders must dissect the discharge process and sharpen a hospital-to-home program. >>>

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. >>>

Healthcare Spending Growth Hits 53-Year Low

Healthcare spending in 2012 grew more slowly than the growth of the overall economy, says CMS. While the Obama administration was quick to credit the healthcare reform law, federal actuaries cite other factors—chiefly the economic recession. >>>

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. >>>



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News Headlines

Non-profit health centers enter insurance realm

USA Today, January 8, 2014

6 questions that will determine whether Obamacare is a success in 2014

The Atlantic, January 8, 2014

VT plots course for single-payer healthcare system

Fox News, January 8, 2014

Obamacare Medicaid split creates two Americas for poor

Bloomberg, January 7, 2014

Fact-checking healthcare: A year-end report

PolitiFact, January 6, 2014

Opinion: It's time to rethink health insurance

Los Angeles Times, January 6, 2014

Medicare Advantage and the 'theft' of $156 billion

The New York Times, January 6, 2014

Faith groups spread word on healthcare

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 6, 2014

Confusion, relief mark start of new health reforms

SFGate.com / Associated Press, January 3, 2014

Obamacare's use expected to spike beginning next week

The Hill, January 3, 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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