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Nonprofit Hospitals: Will Margin Change Mean Mission Change?

Health reform legislation will greatly reduce the number of uninsured. Though it’s difficult to predict how that might affect nonprofits’ bottom lines, with states and the feds hungry for revenue...

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Better Care and the Bottom Line
 Healthcare leaders say best practices for chronic care and evidence-based medicine are needed to overcome such drivers of waste as lack of integration and overutilized services, according to the newest HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report, Better Care and the Bottom Line, which is based on our Economics of Better Care survey.
Patient-Centered Care Starts with Analysis

Hospital leaders are focusing on personalized, humanistic, consumer-driven healthcare, through recognizing patient inconveniences and improving patient-staff communication. The result increases transparency and reduces wait times, leaders say.

 

Accounting for Independent Physicians

To create a viable ACO, leaders at Summa Health System recognized the need to convince independent physicians that the model can work for them, despite the many risks.

Going the Distance to Develop Physician Leaders
Speaking of Solutions

Voice recognition software helps physicians with notes and orders.

EMR in Your Pocket
Future Tense
Winners and Losers Under VBP

To succeed under the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' value-based purchasing plan, CFOs must collaborate with clinical leaders and monitor efforts closely.

Plugging Payroll Leaks

Trimming labor costs by even 1% is a challenging task, but some hospitals and health systems have begun the time-consuming process of analyzing time and attendance data by department to uncover patterns of payroll leaks.

 

Before You Buy, Apply CQVA
Money Talk
Education-the Heart of Women's Cardiac Care

Healthcare leaders find that a push to improve women's heart health through educational campaigns—of patients and clinicians—on symptoms and care specifi to women, is essential to expanding the service line.

Typical for Whom? Assessing the Data

Healthcare Overhaul

The practice of medicine is constantly changing, sometimes swiftly.

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