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Can University of Illinois Hospital Save Its Brand?

Marianne Aiello

A decision by hospital leaders to participate in an advertising effort with an equipment vendor was intended to promote institutional expertise with robotic surgery. Instead it sparked an outcry among critics. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Why Is Healthcare Price Transparency So Hard?

Few are making much progress, but a small number of hospital and health system leaders are doing their best to change price opacity. >>>

Two-Midnights Rule Spells Grim Financial Forecast for Hospitals

Hospitals will take a financial hit this year as a result of the new federal rule that cuts the Medicare payment rate for most patient stays that span less than two midnights, Moody's predicts. >>>

Physicians Urged to Become 'Political Advocates' for Patients

Two advocates for public health want healthcare workers trained to be "structurally competent" in basic economics, urban infrastructure, and other societal factors that can negatively impact patients' health. >>>

Payers Detail Strategies That Drive Consumer Satisfaction

A study of health plan members reflects the impact of healthcare reform efforts and contains at least one surprising result, says the director of J.D. Power's healthcare practice. >>>

SHOP Exchanges Taking a Slice of Small Biz Market

Alongside the more publicized individual public health insurance exchanges, a relatively new public marketplace for small business health insurance offers another choice to employers. >>>

Stressed Employees Need HR Resources, Boundaries

While most human resource professionals are good listeners and genuinely want to help employees struggling with the stresses of balancing work and life, they cannot take on the role of a mental health provider. >>>



2014 Industry Survey

Industry Survey 2014: Forging Healthcare's New Financial Foundation

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News Headlines

Man who signed up for Obamacare now owes $407,000 in medical bills

The Atlantic, March 19, 2014

Concerns about cancer centers under health law

The Washington Post, March 19, 2014

Q&A: Why a complex, unjust, expensive, error-prone system might end up providing the best healthcare

The Washington Post, March 19, 2014

Obamacare enrollments hit 5 million

The Hill, March 18, 2014

Obama administration wants fewer people to get insurance cancellation notices

The Washington Post, March 18, 2014

Obamacare meets March Madness

Politico, March 18, 2014

White House tightens health plan's standards after consumers complain

The New York Times, March 17, 2014

States lagging on healthcare sign-ups vow to do better

USA Today, March 14, 2014

Health mandate won't be delayed, Sebelius says

The New York Times, March 13, 2014

Zach Galifianakis is now HealthCare.gov's biggest traffic driver

The Washington Post, March 13, 2014



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From HealthLeaders Magazine

Shifting Patient Patterns

Change is coming, but leaders have various outlooks for and responses to the new patient dynamics. >>>

 

Why Is Price Transparency So Hard?

 

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