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Nudging Physicians Toward Accountability

By: Gienna Shaw, for HealthLeaders Media, January 11, 2012

A hospital leader discovers that putting the focus on culture as well as clinical and economic integration, can open physicians' eyes to accountable care structures.

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Steward Health vs. Nurses Union Fight an Ugly Harbinger

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, January 10, 2012

Animosity between a Massachusetts hospital operator and a nurses union has escalated to toxic levels. It's not hard to foresee a broken healthcare landscape where labor and management are locked in perpetual battle and patients are caught in the middle.

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Meaningful Use or Useful Life? Can Both Exist?

By: Jim Molpus, for HealthLeaders Media, January 10, 2012

A reliable system of interoperable electronic medical records is the make-or-break operational evolution for healthcare to have even the chance to reduce costs and improve care. But there is a difference between a sustained investment in a long-term "utility" and throwing capital at vaporous, "disposable" systems.

 

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Impact Analysis Report—The Next Phase of Cost Control

By: January 6, 2012

This third report in a series of four from the inaugural HealthLeaders Media CFO Exchange provides insight on cost containment from leaders at Banner Health, Wellmont Health System, Parkland Health & Hospital System, Floyd Memorial Hospital & Health Services, and Trinity Regional Health System. Eighteen percent cite "no culture of being cost-conscious" as their greatest organizational challenge to cost reduction.

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