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4 Twitter Tactics for Savvy Healthcare Providers

Marianne Aiello

In the right hands, tweeting can greatly enhance a healthcare provider's brand. Four physicians with an active Twitter presence illustrate the basic tenets that lead to social media success. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Insurance Status a Factor in Trauma Care, Study Says

Insured patients who are admitted to non-trauma hospitals may be getting "suboptimal" care in comparison to uninsured trauma patients who are "dumped" or  transferred to trauma centers, a counterintuitive study finding  suggests. >>>

Retail Medicine Syncs with High-Deductible Health Plans

The rise of high-deductible health plans means more consumers will have healthcare coverage that mainly provides protection against catastrophic injury or illness. As these plans become more common, pharmacy chains and big box retailers are taking a greater interest in expanding their healthcare provider capacities. >>>

Industry Groups Urge Sebelius to Hold Off on MU

In a letter citing concerns for patient safety and a lack of vendor support, more than 40 physicians groups and medical associations are urging HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to allow more time for Meaningful Use attestation. >>>

MA Payment Rates for 2015 Cloaked in Uncertainty

With weeks to go before federal regulators set the final figure for a payment rate cut to the Medicare Advantage program, insurers and financial analysts are predicting the blow will be twice as hard as what CMS proposed last week. >>>

LGBT Health Disparities Persist, But Nurses Can Help

Healthcare providers are unable to optimally address a patient's health needs without knowing a person's sexual orientation. But assumptions of heterosexuality are the norm. Nurse leaders can work toward reducing heterosexism in healthcare. >>>

Tenet, HMA Named in Federal Kickback Suit

A Department of Justice complaint alleges that for more than 10 years, four hospitals in Georgia and one in South Carolina paid kickbacks to Georgia-based Hispanic Medical Management, which operated an obstetric care clinic serving mostly undocumented aliens. >>>

Providers and Payers Make Good Bedfellows

As health systems across the country look for ways to adapt to a changing marketplace and a wave of federally driven reform efforts, Sanford Health is enjoying the benefits of a strategic leap it took nearly two decades ago. >>>



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News Headlines

Health law faced cybersecurity challenges

The Miami Herald / Associated Press, February 26, 2014

Holder, Sebelius tout billions in healthcare fraud recoveries

The Hill, February 26, 2014

CT plans to market health exchange expertise

The New York Times, February 26, 2014

Report: Premiums may rise for 11 million workers

The Miami Herald / Associated Press, February 25, 2014

New ACA insurance causes headaches in some doctors' offices

Kaiser Health News / NPR, February 25, 2014

Maryland fires contractor that built troubled health insurance exchange

The Washington Post, February 25, 2014

How to bring the price of healthcare into the open

The Wall Street Journal, February 24, 2014

ME bills seek 'narrow' network explanations

The Miami Herald / Associated Press, February 24, 2014

U of I doctors under scrutiny for surgical robot ad

Chicago Tribune, February 21, 2014

WA using fake rappers, real patients in new health insurance ad campaign

The Seattle Times, February 20, 2014



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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. >>>

 

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