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4 Reasons PCMH Principles Aren't Going Away

Philip Betbeze

A recent analysis finds lackluster results in both cost reduction and quality improvement from organizations that have achieved Patient-Centered Medical Home certification. Does that mean we need to go back to square one? >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Two-Midnight Rule Must be Fixed or Replaced, Say Providers

CMS has issued a clarification on its rule governing how Medicare classifies and pays for short hospital stays, but healthcare providers are still crying foul over the new standard. >>>

Yale New Haven Health Partners with Tenet Healthcare in CT

Connecticut's largest health system and Tenet will remain independent of one another, but would work together to improve clinical services and coordinate care and referrals at four hospitals in the state. >>>

Physicians Take SGR Repeal Message to Washington

As physicians convene for the AMA's annual advocacy conference, President Ardis Dee Hoven, MD, says she remains optimistic that Congress will pass legislation to repeal the Sustainable Growth Rate formula, despite the lack of a clear funding plan. >>>

The Secret to Physician Engagement? It's Not Better Pay

It takes more than money for hospitals and health systems to motivate and retain employed physicians, says a senior executive at Catholic Health Initiatives. >>>

How HR Can Be the C-Suite's Secret Weapon

HR is traditionally not considered a source of strategic organizational power, but HR teams within hospitals and healthcare systems are uniquely equipped to lead healthcare organizations through this unprecedented time of transition. >>>

Independent Provider's 'Strength' Strategy Keeps Options Open

By strategically investing in EHR, creating a financial plan around taking risk, and establishing both a physician leadership institute and a business unit for innovation, an independent Pennsylvania health system shores up its finances for whatever the future may hold. >>>

Slideshow: Healthcare Analytics—The New Business Currency

Providers must master data analytics to succeed in the new world of healthcare. This HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report explores the gains and gaps in this race to the future. >>>



Intelligence Report

Intelligence Report: Healthcare Analytics—The New Business Currency

As providers' risk exposure grows, this report delivers a clear view of leading organizations' progress toward mastering the analytics that matter most to making cost and care quality decisions with great precision. Download Today >>>



News Headlines

Bill Clinton cashes in on struggling nonprofit hospital

The Washington Times, March 7, 2014

Companies turn to private exchanges to control healthcare costs

The New York Times, March 7, 2014

Employer health plan in 2025? Don't count on it

CNBC.com, March 7, 2014

2-year extension offered for canceled health plans

Boston.com / Associated Press, March 6, 2014

GAO to probe state-based health exchanges

NPR / Associated Press, March 6, 2014

Obama administration rewrites some healthcare policies

The Washington Post, March 6, 2014

Health workers' union pushes hospital cost control in CA

Kaiser Health News / Capital Public Radio, March 5, 2014

Insurers' Obamacare losses may reach $5.5 billion in 2015

Bloomberg, March 5, 2014

As full disclosure nears, doctors' pay for drug talks plummets

ProPublica, March 5, 2014

Erlanger: Cutting PTO was necessary amid hospital's financial woes

The Chattanoogan, March 5, 2014



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Webcast: Forge Partnerships Across the Care Continuum—Metrics and Workflows

Date: March 14, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET Join leaders from SCL Health System and Collaborative Healthcare Strategies as they reveal how to successfully align with external entities across the care continuum to reduce readmissions, improve care quality, and streamline workflows. 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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