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Healthcare Leaders Shouldn’t Fear the Empowerment of Others in Making Executive Decisions

September 30, 2013
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“Get out of the C-suite” is a common observation we’ve been hearing recently from healthcare executives in relation to incorporating more effective leadership strategies. This is certainly a refrain that comes to mind upon reading Philip Betbeze’s opinion article at HealthLeaders Media on the need for healthcare leaders to “sometimes…get out of the way.” Instead […]

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Question: How Can Hospitals Maintain Efficiency While Looking Out for the Needs of Their Patients?

September 5, 2013
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Consider the following true story: Mr. Jones has been regularly receiving treatments for his cancer, all of which have been successful so far. During a routine follow-up visit, the attending physician, Dr. Smith, follows normal procedure and allows a fourth-year medical student, Joe, to examine Mr. Jones. However, Dr. Smith becomes concerned when the visit […]

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Maryland Health Officials Seek Sweeping Changes in Hospital Reimbursements

April 2, 2013

Maryland health officials are suggesting drastic measures to reform its hospital payment system. Last week, they submitted to CMS changes that can only be described as sweeping. As the Associated Press reports, these changes are “the most significant in 40 years” for the state, with the goal being to keep Maryland’s “unique Medicare waiver agreement […]

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200 Rural Hospitals Benefit from Fiscal Cliff Deal

January 24, 2013

Hospitals are still reeling from the impending consequences of this month’s fiscal-cliff deal that only helped them cover half the costs necessary to protect physicians from a 27 percent Medicare fee cut. However, the positives behind the deal keep revealing themselves, and 200 rural hospitals around the country have good reason to rejoice. According to […]

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