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4 Marketing Tactics for Hospitals on Instagram

Marianne Aiello

Rev your social media campaigns by using Instagram to get your message across with strong visuals. The photo-sharing platform is particularly effective for promoting service lines and bolstering fundraising campaigns. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Hospital Groups Strike Back at Hospital Rating Systems

The Association of American Medical Colleges has issued a list of 25 guidelines to help hospital officials evaluate rating systems that rank hospitals. Hospitals are urged to consider the validity of measures used, and transparency about methodology. >>>

Rules to Rein in HIX Narrow Networks Could Drive Away Payers

Healthcare providers have raised alarms over narrow provider networks in the public health insurance exchanges, but Moody's Investors Service says proposed rules to open up the networks could drive health plans to drop out of the new market. >>>

Size Matters in Antibiotic Overuse

Smaller hospitals appear to be more often guilty of giving patients antibiotics they don't need. Help may be on the way from the CDC. >>>

5 Hot Healthcare Ideas from SXSW

The SXSW conference demonstrates that technology and innovation are leading the way in healthcare while regulators struggle to keep up. Everyone is trying to answer one question: "Who provides care, and how?" >>>

Another SGR Patch Likely, Lawmaker Says

Lawmakers can't agree on a way to plug the $122 billion hole in the budget that would be created by the elimination of the reimbursement cuts and "chances are not great" for a permanent fix by the March 31 deadline, says the co-chair of the GOP Doctors' Caucus. >>>

How Succession Planning Boosts Employee Retention Rates

It may be counterintuitive, but proactively developing a system for identifying future healthcare leaders doesn't incent them to jump ship. Instead, this strategy keeps employees engaged and productive, one Pennsylvania health system finds. >>>

Health Plans Face Under-Informed Consumers

Many commercial payers are grappling with the challenge of developing direct relationships with individual customers who lack knowledge about the new health insurance exchange markets and confidence to make purchasing decisions. >>>



2014 Industry Survey

Industry Survey 2014: Forging Healthcare's New Financial Foundation

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News Headlines

4.2 million enrolled in insurance through February

USA Today, March 12, 2014

March 31 remains the firm deadline for purchasing health insurance

Detroit Free Press, March 12, 2014

Lawmaker: Readmission fines should reflect patient demographics

The Plain Dealer, March 12, 2014

US administration pulls back on Medicare drug benefit proposals

Reuters, March 11, 2014

Get ready to hear more about the individual mandate again

The Washington Post, March 11, 2014

Cheaper surgery sends Lowe's flying to Cleveland Clinic

Bloomberg, March 10, 2014

Slew of changes to healthcare law creates more confusion for consumers

The Washington Post, March 10, 2014

Hidden healthcare fees leave patients fuming

Columbus Dispatch / The Miami Herald, March 10, 2014

Nearly 200,000 in L.A. enroll in Obamacare, surpassing most states

Los Angeles Times, March 7, 2014

Is it ill-advised for doctors to Google their patients?

CBS Chicago, March 7, 2014



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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 >>>




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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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