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  February 24, 2014 Follow us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterJoin us on LinkedInRSS feed

What's Your ICD-10 HR Strategy?

Cora Nucci, Senior Online Editor for HealthLeaders for HealthLeaders Media

Poor coordination among providers, payers, and federal regulators is making it difficult for HR to perform its part in ICD-10 preparation. The strategic way forward is to proactively assess your organizations needs and immediately start recruiting, training, and retaining HIT and coding professionals. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Critical Access Hospitals Crisis in GA a National Bellwether

An advocate for rural health says the rural hospital community in Georgia, rife with closings, is so financially strapped that "about 10% of our population [can be considered] Third World Nation health status." More hospital closings are "inevitable" and the trend could spread to the rest of the country, he says. >>>

Physician Entrepreneurs Are Reinventing Themselves

A flourishing community of support is emerging for entrepreneurial physicians who believe they may have the next great idea for healthcare. >>>

Top 5 ED Procedures to Avoid

A health system's emergency medicine clinicians, using a methodology based on consensus, has developed a list of services that can be avoided to prevent patient harm and reduce hospital costs. >>>

Marketing Deal Has Patients Asking, 'Who's the Doctor Here?'

An agreement for exclusive hospital marketing privileges between fiercely competitive, neighboring organizations has led to misleading branding. Now patients in Syracuse are suffering the consequences of the deal brokered by a global marketing giant. >>>

An Independent Community Health System Carves Its Own Niche

The chief operating officer of a small Minnesota health system says that small organizations can—and must—be among the leaders of the transformation from volume- to value-based healthcare businesses. >>>

Slideshow: 2014 Industry Survey—Forging Healthcare's New Financial Foundation

The healthcare industry is in the throes of transition. While it may feel like turmoil, this is also a time of great opportunity. In this preview of the 2014 HealthLeaders Media Industry Survey, we show how hospital and health system leaders plan to manage the shift from volume to value and support collaborative care. >>>



LIVE Webcast

Webcast: Patient Experience & HCAHPS—Optimizing Touch Points and Training Internal Champions

Date: April 24, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET Leaders from CHS and Baird Group share marketing strategies for communicating patient experience imperatives and developing programs to reinforce them. Register Today >>>



News Headlines

Partners' deal stirs debate on controlling costs

The Boston Globe, February 24, 2014

How a St. Louis-based healthcare system became one of the nation's biggest

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, February 24, 2014

Cardiologist: UnitedHeathcare failed to advise Yale-New Haven Hospital patients

New Haven Register, February 24, 2014

U of I doctors under scrutiny for surgical robot ad

Chicago Tribune, February 21, 2014

Settlement reached on Long Island College Hospital's future, attorneys say

DNAinfo New York, February 21, 2014

Duke Health System CEO appointed to head Institute of Medicine

Boston.com, February 20, 2014

Employers in US turn to private exchanges to cut health costs

SFGate.com / Bloomberg, February 20, 2014

Athenahealth teams with doctor-led ACO

InformationWeek, February 20, 2014

Nurse practitioners win first round in 'scope' fight

CBS Miami, February 20, 2014

NJ State Board asks: Are there too many 'doctors' in medical profession?

NJ Spotlight, February 18, 2014



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Multimedia/Events

Webcast: Orthopedics Service Line Success—Physician Engagement, Efficiency, and Quality

Date: February 27, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET Orthopedic leaders from PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center and Stryker offer evidence-based strategies for improving orthopedic efficiency, quality, and performance while also increasing collaboration, cost savings, and market share within the service line. Register Today   >>>




From HealthLeaders Magazine

In Search of EHR's ROI

As healthcare leaders continue to pour money into electronic health record systems, many (but not all) find the return on the investment remains elusive. >>>

 

Life or Death for Small Systems?

 

Capital Spending Reflects New Era in Healthcare



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