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April 2014 Issue of Becker's Hospital Review

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10 Key Healthcare Transaction Trends
Under pressure to contain costs while simultaneously delivering higher-quality care, hospitals and health systems have been consolidating at a feverish pace in recent years. Click to continue »

Post Your Price: It's Not So Simple for Hospital Executives
Last May, amidst the groundswell of support for price transparency in the healthcare system, Steve Sonenreich did something almost no other hospital executive had done. Click to continue »

The Google Approach: How Hospitals Can Create Cultures That Drive Employee Engagement, Satisfaction
Lego play stations, Broadway-themed conference rooms, gourmet cafeterias. Click to continue »

Publisher’s Letter

CEO Roundtable: The Evolution of the C-Suite
Strategic planning can make or break a hospital or health system's ability to adapt to changing times, best serve patient populations and preserve fragile margins. Click to continue »

Shaping the Future of Healthcare: How Physicians Make a Difference by Leading Hospital Initiatives
As the healthcare industry works to reinvent itself to contain skyrocketing costs while improving quality of care, providers must grapple with a significant degree of uncertainty about the  future. Click to continue »

Are We Trading Happy Physicians for Efficient Ones?
Healthcare reform is meant to make hospitals and physician offices more efficient, but that is proving to have its costs. Click to continue »

5 Observations on ACOs
The accountable care model continues to grow as more hospitals, health systems and physicians embrace the transition to value-based care. Click to continue »

ACO Success Rates on Quality Measures Vary
CMS recently released data on five of the 33 quality measures tracked by 141 accountable care organizations in 2012, revealing that ACOs had varying success controlling patients' diabetes and  heart disease. Click to continue »

Study: Patient-Centered Medical Home Model Ineffective
A three-year patient-centered medical home pilot program led to few quality gains and no reductions hospital utilization or total cost of care, a RAND Corporation study found. Click to continue »

Transforming the OR: Surviving the Big Squeeze
Hospitals depend on perioperative services to drive bottom line results. Click to continue »

How to Make Population Health Management Personal
Even though health and illness are considered some of the most personal aspects of anyone's life, visiting a physician's office or a hospital can be one of the most impersonal, conveyer belt- like experiences for many patients. Click to continue »

What Organizations do Hospitals Partner With for Population Health?
Hospitals and health systems aiming to better manage and improve the health of their populations are reaching out to a variety of community organizations to meet that goal, according to a  recent report by the Association for Community Health Improvement. Click to continue »

Top 20 Costliest Surgical Procedures Performed in Hospitals
Procedures performed in hospital operating rooms represent a large chunk of healthcare costs, but which procedures cost the system the most? Click to continue »

Becker’s Hospital Review 5th Annual Meeting

Raising the Bar for Raising Dollars: Do's and Don'ts for Today's Hospital Philanthropy
When the U.S. economy collapsed in 2008 and 2009, the effects stretched far across the healthcare sector. Click to continue »

Do Checklists Work in Healthcare? Patient Safety, Behaviors and Organizational Culture
The task can seem monumental: Improve patient outcomes. Improve patient safety. Improve the patient experience. Click to continue »

Washington State Hospital Association Sues State Over New Certificate of Need Policy
The Washington State Hospital Association has asked Thurston County Superior Court to invalidate changes the state recently made to certificate of need rules. Click to continue »

IT Staff Recruiting: How to Lure Employees Who Could Work Anywhere
Three in four healthcare organizations plan to hire additional IT staff in 2014, according to the HIMSS Workforce Survey. Click to continue »

16 Regional HIOs Partner to Address Data Exchange Challenges
Sixteen regional health information exchange organizations from throughout the Midwest and Rocky Mountains states have banded together to address the challenges of exchanging patient information across state and regional lines. Click to continue »

Epic, Walgreens, UnitedHealth, Kaiser Partner to Share Patient Data
A major vendor-led interoperability effort, CommonWell Health Alliance, has one notable absence in its ranks — electronic health record giant Epic. Click to continue »

10 States With the Most HIMSS Stage 6, 7 Hospitals
Since 2005, HIMSS Analytics' EMR Adoption Model has tracked electronic medical record adoption in hospitals and health systems throughout the country. Click to continue »

Connecting with Hearts and Minds: A Set of Qualities and Skills Every Leader Needs
I've found people who are most successful in aligning actions to achieve desired results have one overarching skill: the ability to connect with both the heart and mind of those they lead,  work with, or care for and serve. Click to continue »

HealthCare Appraisers' 2014 ASC Valuation Survey: Statistics on Valuation Multiples, Management Fees
HealthCare Appraisers, Inc. is pleased to announce the results of the HealthCare Appraisers' 2014 ASC Valuation Survey. Click to continue »

Creating a Foundation for Actionable Analytics
Ask most healthcare leaders what drives good patient outcomes and strong financial performance and you'll likely get the same answer: data, and not just any data. Click to continue »

12 Insights Into Great Leadership
During my career I have had the privilege of getting to know a lot of leaders of organizations large and small. Some were visionaries beloved by generations of employees. Click to continue »

The Corner Office: Joel Allison of Baylor Scott & White Health on Finding the Calling
Joel Allison is CEO of Dallas-based Baylor Scott & White Health, the largest nonprofit health system in Texas. Click to continue »

Hospital & Health System Executive Moves

Hospital & Health System Transactions


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