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Hospital-Run Retail Clinics Forging Alliances with Supermarkets

Marianne Aiello

As CVS and Walgreens continue to add to their hospital rosters, supermarket chains are beginning to test the retail clinic waters, offering healthcare organizations the opportunity to reach potential patients in a different setting. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Observation, Two-Midnight Rules Hit in Hearing

Hospital leaders testifying before the House Ways and Means Committee derided Medicare's two-midnight and observation rules, saying that not only are the policies not working, they've also added huge costs and quality issues for providers and patients. >>>

Investing in Patient Experience Protects Hospital Revenue

Patient experience is not a nicety, but a quantifiable score that can decrease revenue. Learn from Cleveland Clinic's lessons: focus on culture, quickly; get physicians on board, despite their recalcitrance; and just get started. >>>

Mercy's Mega Vision for Telemedicine

From its virtual care center now under construction, the Missouri-based healthcare system says it will be able to extend telehealth services to patients across the entirety of its 42-hospital system 24/7 through audio, video, and data connections. >>>

Transitions of Care Go Digital

Healthcare leaders are finding value in Direct messaging, but transferring information remains a challenge. >>>

Throughput and Satisfaction in the ED

While many functions of the emergency department must be reactive in nature, with proper preparation, an effective response can ensure optimal outcomes. >>>

NASS Aims for Transparency in Spine Care

A multidisciplinary medical task force of the North American Spine Society is recommending best clinical practices for more than a dozen spinal treatments, surgical procedures, and diagnostics. The information is being shared with health plans. >>>

Retaining Physicians in a Post-Loyalty World

Compensation is not a physician's only consideration when contemplating a new job, and it shouldn't be a hospital's only draw. Physician retention starts with healthcare executives making strong hiring decisions. >>>



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Date: May 22, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET As the industry shifts from volume to value, healthcare marketing's function expands from patient acquisition to strategic support and population health management. Join marketing leaders as they outline proven strategies for fostering growth and engagement to achieve both volume and value targets. Register Today >>>



News Headlines

Fixing Healthcare.gov would be top priority, HHS nominee Burwell says

The Washington Post, May 21, 2014

CMS pressed to approve Medicare fraud rules

The Hill, May 21, 2014

Report: Fear of high Obamacare premiums 'unfounded'

The Hill, May 20, 2014

Bundled payments could cut Medicare fraud, experts say

USA Today, May 20, 2014

Obamacare subsidies may be wrong

The Hill, May 19, 2014

Humana Inc. faces federal probes of Medicare overbilling allegations

NBC News, May 19, 2014

One reason health insurance premiums vary so much

The New York Times, May 16, 2014

AMA challenges accuracy of Medicare data dump

CNBC, May 16, 2014

Insurers to publish healthcare prices online

The Hill, May 15, 2014

Do seniors have too many Medicare plans to choose from?

Kaiser Health News, May 15, 2014



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From HealthLeaders Magazine

Presidents, CEOs, and the New Leadership Model

Some hospital CEOs, used to captaining their own ship, are finding that healthcare reform means there are fewer opportunities to run things as they see fit. Maybe that's a good thing. >>>

 

Transitions of Care Go Digital

 

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