Weekly review: The 5-step guide to public speaking, according to the New York Times

The 5-step guide to public speaking, according to the New York Times (Monday, Feb. 4)
Public speaking can be a lot less overwhelming with a bit of preparation. Writing in the New York Times, Adam Bryant, managing director at Merryck & Co., offers a complete guide to public speaking—and we've added the best advice from Advisory Board's Craig Pirner about how to captivate your audience with your pitch, volume, tempo, and tone.

To save money, these 13 health systems are raising wages. (Yes, really.) (Tuesday, Feb. 5)
In spite of falling margins, a number of health systems are raising wages, and more are expected to follow suit. Advisory Board's Carol Boston-Fleischhauer says that while "offering competitive wages is an important part of employee engagement," it shouldn't be the "ultimate solution"—and offers five key engagement drivers organizations should focus on.

The 10 most-shared health news stories of 2018. (Warning: Many are full of bunk.) (Wednesday, Feb. 6)
Many of the 100 most-shared health news stories on social media in 2018 contained information that was misleading or outright false, according to a review conducted by Health Feedback and the Credibility Coalition. Here are the 10 most-shared stories—and what experts said about their accuracy.

The 8 top health systems for innovation, according to 300+ health care leaders (Thursday, Feb. 7)
In a survey of 341 hospital and health system leaders, the Mayo Clinic was cited most as a "model for innovation," while Kaiser Permanente was named best at "delivering high quality care at sustainable costs." See what other health systems made leaders' lists—and discover how your own organization can spur innovation, according to Advisory Board's Alicia Daugherty.

'Could this patient die in 6 months?' Why NYU Langone keeps asking this blunt, provocative question. (Friday, Feb. 8)
"Would you be surprised if this patient dies in the next 6 months?" It's a blunt, even unsettling question, writes Advisory Board's Deirdre Saulet—but it's one of several important ways that NYU Langone and other top hospitals are improving care and cutting costs at the end of life.


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