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Friday, November 16, 2012

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State HIX Early Deadlines Extended

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, November 16, 2012

Observers say the revised deadlines for states to declare their intentions and submit plans for health insurance exchanges do not necessarily mean that the January 2014 start will be delayed. But the tight schedule allows little margin for error.

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Why Can't Healthcare Solve Its Own Problems?

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, November 16, 2012

Four senior health leaders at hospitals and health systems around the country discuss reasons why the healthcare industry I having trouble finding solutions to a variety of problems. Says one, "we have met the enemy, and he is us."

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4 Medical Home Obstacles Facing Small Physician Practices

By: Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, November 15, 2012

As plans for medical homes unfold, small physician practices appear to be struggling with the concept. The problem lies with physicians themselves, where the "tyranny of the small primary care practice culture" is a significant obstacle, a researcher says.

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Why Healthcare Costs Trillions Less in Canada

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, November 15, 2012

Canada's government-paid healthcare system costs a fraction of the amount spent on Medicare. Researchers offer two main reasons, and say that quality of care apparently has not suffered in Canada because of its parsimony.

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Webcast: Cardiology Service Line—From Volume to Value

By: October 1, 2012

Date: Nov. 27, 2012, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

Coordinate protocols and standardize approaches to better manage cost and reform transitions in the cardiology service line, without cutting into the service or quality of care. Join Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute, Sacred Heart Hospital, and Wellmont Health System as they share tactical approaches for maneuvering through healthcare reform transitions in the cardiology service line.

Register Today

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Rounds: Building Clinical Integration—Scott & White’s Physician-Led Delivery Model

By: HealthLeaders Media Staff, for HealthLeaders Media, November 5, 2012

Date: January 8, 2013, 12:00–3:00 p.m. ET
Scott & White physician leaders share how they have effectively built physician/administrator dyads throughout the system organizational chart and created an extensive physician and executive leadership development program to bring clinical and business leadership skills together. Register for Building Clinical Integration: Scott & White's Physician-Led Delivery Model for solutions, interactive Q&A, and lessons learned, including how to: embed physician leadership throughout the delivery system; close gaps and minimize waste in the care continuum; and drive research toward clinical improvement.

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