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Anatomy of 3 Health System Rebranding Efforts

Marianne Aiello

There's more to rebranding than picking a new name. A closer look at this summer's rash of hospital and health systems rebranding finds three organizations that are much more than window dressing. >>>

 

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SLIDESHOW: CA Fines 8 Hospitals for Medical Errors

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Drug Pricing 'Tantamount to Greed,' Lawmaker Says

Four legislative actions could ease the burden of high-cost prescription drugs—such as a $1,000-per-pill hepatitis C drug—on Medicare, the public, and commercial payers, says U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman. >>>

3 Management Lessons from a Supermarket Debacle

Nurse leaders and other hospital and health system executives can take several lessons from a regional grocery chain's unusual and unresolved management nightmare. >>>

Physicians to Appeal 'Docs v. Glocks' Ruling in FL

A Florida law prohibiting doctors from talking with patients about gun safety is upheld by a three-judge panel in the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, but an injunction blocking the law remains in effect. >>>

Doctors Feel Pressure to Accept Risk-based Reimbursement

As insurers step up efforts to cover more lives with value- and performance-based contracts, physicians are under the gun to adapt to an altered reimbursement reality. >>>

As Medicare Advantage Cuts Loom, Disagreement Over Program's Stability

The ability of cost savings achieved through healthcare reform efforts to offset the coming cuts to Medicare Advantage is hotly debated at a House Ways and Means health subcommittee meeting. >>>

Surgical Checklists Unused in 10% of Hospitals, CMS Data Shows

Given the evidence of how surgical checklists can reduce deaths and complications, it's a mystery why nearly 10% of hospitals still don't mandate their use and why another 12% can't say for certain whether or not checklists are being used. >>>



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News Headlines

A health trade-off that's here to stay: Lower cost, limited choice

The New York Times, July 30, 2014

Some hospitals won't reveal how much they pay U.S. News for use of 'Best Hospitals' logo

Fox4kc.com, July 30, 2014

Medical identity theft can threaten health

CBS News, July 29, 2014

Google's mixed messaging about its healthcare plans

MobiHealthNews, July 29, 2014

Maryland hospitals aren't reporting all errors and complications, experts say

The Baltimore Sun, July 28, 2014

High prices raise questions about hospitals' charity status

Santa Fe New Mexican, July 28, 2014

Obamacare loophole has insurers worried customers will skip December premium

Vox, July 25, 2014

Opinion: Are patient privacy laws being misused to protect medical centers?

ProPublica / NPR, July 25, 2014

Mayo Clinic sees big future for personalized medicine

Star Tribune, July 24, 2014

FDA mobile apps loophole hazardous for healthcare

InformationWeek, July 24, 2014



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