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3 keys to a successful population health management approach

An organization's transition to manage the health of certain populations is often met with obstacles, but there are three strategies that will improve your chances of establishing a practical and effective approach, according to an article in  Becker's Hospital Review.

Intermountain CIO warns of morale problems in health IT

The leadership turnover at the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health IT may be hurting morale within the healthcare industry, Intermountain Healthcare CIO Marc Probst told FierceHealthIT in an exclusive interview. 

Ebola Watch: Nurses plan protests over lack of preparedness in US hospitals

National Nurses United, which has repeatedly warned that nurses are unprepared to handle patients with the deadly Ebola virus, will hold protests in at least 14 states and the District of Columbia to demand tougher Ebola safety precautions in U.S. hospitals.

Traditional communication isn't enough: Use entertainment education to fight Ebola

Guest post by Andrea J. Simon, Ph.D., a former marketing, branding and culture change senior vice president at Hurley Medical Center in Flint, Michigan. She also is president and CEO of Simon...

Insurers optimistic about member growth for 2015

Health insurance companies are optimistic about member growth leading into open enrollment, which is set to kick off Nov. 15. 

Aetna, UnitedHealth, WellPoint earnings: Business is growing

Things are good for the top three health insurers right now, at least financially speaking. Aetna, UnitedHealth and WellPoint all released third quarter reports that surpassed expectations and provided more evidence that the Affordable Care Act is generally good for business.

Bay Area hospitals use fuzzy math on community benefits reporting

Where have all the community benefits gone? That's a question asked by the Berkeley, CA-based Greenlining Institute, which recently examined how hospitals in San Francisco were expending their community benefits. Greenlining could not find much of an answer.

Are hospitals being punished by Medicare for treating poor patients?

Medicare may penalize many hospitals for patient readmissions due to circumstances that are beyond their control, accor ding to   Forbes  contributor Peter Ubel.

Consumer-driven healthcare could help empty hospital beds

The shift toward consumer-driven healthcare could wind up cutting the number of patients receiving care via the hospital inpatient setting by as much as 40 percent over the long term, according to a new report by the Oliver Wyman consulting firm.

CMS clarifies short-stay claims settlement offer

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued an update on its settlement process with providers regarding disputed short-term hospital claims