As the Affordable Care Act takes effect and healthcare shifts from a fee-for-service based model to a value-based one, leading hospitals and health systems through this transition is a daunting proposition.
But the Internet boasts a wealth of industry experts who offer advice during such unpredictable times. For this exclusive feature, FierceHealthcare rounds up three of the best healthcare leadership talks the Internet has to offe
Hospitals must do a better job screening for antibiotic-resistant superbugs or face potentially deadly consequences.
The Department of Justice and the New York Attorney General's Office have intervened in a first-of-its kind federal False Claims Act lawsuit against Continuum Health PArtners, Inc. For insights on the significance of this case as Affordable Care Act enforcement unwinds, FierceHealthCare spoke to Leslie J. Levinson, J.D.
I'll never forget my first--and only--panic attack.
About 18 years ago, while driving over the Tobin Bridge that crosses the Mystic River in Boston to head home after covering a healthcare conference, fear gripped my entire body. There was no warning. My heart raced, my palms began to sweat and nausea swept over me. I was terrified.
I didn't think I could control the car and yet I knew I had to continue on, because pulling over or stopping in the middle of rush-hour traffic would surely have caused an accident. Somehow I managed to make it home. But I felt awful for days afterwards--so traumatized by the experience.
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