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Strategies for Hospital C-suite Organization

We all know who holds the ultimate power in the C-suite, but what's the ideal balance of power among its other leaders? How do you get your top lieutenants working together as a team rather than as little tyrants...

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How Boosting ED Efficiency Turbo-charges Metrics

Moving patients more quickly though the emergency department has moved some key metrics, too.

Five Minute Consult: Rachel Robinson, HCA Inc.
Healthcare Leaders Prep for the ACO Model
Physician E-Mail Sends a Clear Message

The more effectively patients and physicians can communicate the better healthcare will be. And that includes better electronic communications, such as by e-mail. Yes, I understand doctors' concerns that it would take up too much of their time—uncompensated time at that—and expose them to liability and leave an electronic trail of typos. But I believe that deep down inside they also know it is the right thing to do.

Technology to Know: Vascular Magnetic Intervention
Strategies Toward Simpler, Safer CPOEs
Virtual ICUs: Big Investment, Bigger Returns
CFOs: What 2011 Holds for Hospitals

For the past few years, CFOs have been slashing costs to save their bottom lines from the economic recession. And with economists split over whether the recession will double-dip or maintain a slow recovery, hospital finance leaders are making their own educated guesses for their 2011 strategic plans.

Money Talk
Physician Alignment in an Era of Change

Hospitals are looking to employ more physicians and buy more practices; at the same time, hospitals are receiving an increase in inquiries from physician groups for employment. But that marriage is not without trepidation. Two major industry trends—an increase in insured patients and the development of accountable care organizations—will put considerable strain on hospital-physician relations.

Accelerating Comanagement in Cardiac Care

Providers and Payers Play Ball
It's regarded as a truism that, like cats and dogs, like Batman and Joker, healthcare providers will never get along with payers.
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