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Medicaid Expansion MIA for Georgia Rural Health Panel

John Commins

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal says his state cannot afford to expand its Medicaid rolls. Strong evidence suggests it can't afford not to. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

How Hospitals Are Reinventing Themselves

Inpatient care is still a bedrock of almost all health systems, but its role in the care continuum is changing dramatically. >>>

Cleveland Clinic Partners with Akron General

In an exclusive partnership deal, Akron General Health System will retain majority ownership and there will be no attempt to impose Cleveland Clinic's employed physician model on private practices affiliated with Akron General. >>>

Healthcare Pricing Transparency is Going to Sting

So far largely unseen and unfelt, the effects of making provider pricing data public are about to impact hospitals and health systems in a big way. I'm not going to lie to you—this is going to hurt. >>>

Presidents, CEOs, and the New Healthcare Leadership Model

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

Drug Diversion Problem is Bigger Than You Think

Hospitals and other healthcare organizations need to do a lot more than what they're currently doing to guard against drug diverters and catch them before they harm patients and themselves. >>>

Cancer Hospitals Study Yields 'Confusing' Findings

Researchers investigating outcomes at accredited and non-accredited cancer hospitals arrive at "murky" conclusions, which may indicate problems with the way the quality of care is measured. >>>

How HR Can Help Prevent Hospital Gun Violence

Violence can erupt anywhere on a hospital campus. Human resources professionals play a vital role in preventing on-the-job violence by setting policies and training employees in techniques to keep everyone safer. >>>



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Date: June 25, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET Join leaders from Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital and Southwest General as they reveal how adopting a hospital-wide culture of end-to-end care can reduce readmissions rates, improve patient experience, and foster physician engagement. Register Today >>>



News Headlines

Medicare Advantage lobbying machine steamrolls Congress

NBC News / The Center for Public Integrity, June 11, 2014

With more veterans needing healthcare, what will the cost be?

NPR, June 11, 2014

UPMC 'moves' Hillman for chemotherapy savings

Insurance News Net / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 11, 2014

Coalition opposes MA pact with Partners Health

The Boston Globe, June 11, 2014

Seattle doctor suspended for sexting during surgery

The Washington Post, June 11, 2014

Doctors pick new chief for AMA

The Hill, June 10, 2014

More patients flocking to ERs under Obamacare

The Courier-Journal, June 10, 2014

Killing a patient to save his life

The New York Times, June 10, 2014

Suit says Pacific Health Corp. hospital conspired to fill beds

Orange County Register, June 10, 2014

The healthcare industry is pushing patients to help themselves

The Wall Street Journal, June 9, 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. >>>

 

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