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Advisory Board Insight

  • 10 ways to expand primary care access

    Primary care growth is now a top strategic priority for many hospitals and health systems. As increased physician employment tightens referral networks, organizations are racing to capture downstream volumes starting from the system’s front door: the primary care office. Learn 10 strategies to elevate practice productivity and plan a coordinated network.

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  • How two Harvard docs make the 'best medical choices'

    November 02, 2011 (6:30 AM)

    In a Time interview last week, Harvard University physicians Jerome Groopman and Pamela Hartzband outlined "medical mindsets" that determine physicians' and patients' treatment approaches.

  • CMS revises physician pay cut down to 27.4%

    November 02, 2011 (9:54 AM)

    CMS on Tuesday issued final rules for hospital and physician payments in calendar year 2012, outlining a 27.4% cut in physician reimbursement and finalizing new quality metrics.

  • Hospital smoking bans could put patients at risk

    November 02, 2011 (6:00 AM)

    Hospitals' anti-tobacco policies may have a surprising side effect: they can inadvertently put patient safety at risk, Canadian researchers assert in a new Canadian Medical Association Journal study.

  • Survey: 10% of hospitals ready for Stage 1 of meaningful use

    November 02, 2011 (6:00 AM)

    About 10% of U.S. hospitals are ready to meet all 14 core measures for Stage 1 of the meaningful use program, according to a report by HIMSS Analytics.

  • Highmark, West Penn approve deal for new integrated system

    November 02, 2011 (10:06 AM)

    Pittsburgh-based insurer Highmark and West Penn Allegheny Health System on Tuesday approved a definitive agreement to form an integrated health system, Modern Healthcare reports.

  • If elected, GOP candidates could struggle to fulfill health law pledges

    November 02, 2011 (3:30 AM)

    Every GOP presidential candidate has pledged to repeal the federal health reform law, but myriad practical and political obstacles could stymie their plans, the Wall Street Journal reports.

  • Think you know hospitals? Try your luck at 'Jeopardy'

    November 02, 2011 (10:57 AM)

    How well do you know U.S. hospitals? Monday's episode of the TV quiz show "Jeopardy!" featured a category dedicated to hospital trivia. Try your luck—just remember to phrase your answer in the form of a question.

  • Executives on the move: This week’s industry transitions

    November 02, 2011 (7:00 AM)

    Each week, the Daily Briefing highlights executive transitions among the nation’s hospitals and health systems.

  • Around the nation: Nov. 2, 2011

    November 02, 2011 (6:00 AM)

    Bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Illinois, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Washington.

  • How will you manage your Pioneer patient population?

    November 02, 2011 (6:00 AM)

    Some health systems chose to apply for CMS’ Pioneer ACO Program, while others will choose to contract with private payers. Regardless of the model, in order to continue to deliver higher quality care, hospitals still face the challenge of cost containment and chronic condition management across populations.

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