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Healthcare future involves greater patient engagement, innovation and partnerships

What does the future hold for hospitals and healthcare? Patient engagement, better mental health services, partnering with pharmacies, innovation and different reimbursement models, according to a panel discussion at Wednesday's Health Care Forum 2014, sponsored by The Economist.

CCOs manage growing role in heavily regulated healthcare industry

Chief compliance officers can help heavily regulated hospitals manage risk and regulatory landscape in an ever-changing healthcare industry, according to new PwC findings.

Flu vaccinations still too low among healthcare workers

Flu vaccine coverage is inadequate for healthcare workers, according to a report published in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

3 crisis management tools to protect hospital reputations

Reputation plays a key role in consumer preference when it comes to acute care hospitals, author Susan Neisloss wrote in a recent Hospitals & Health Networks article. To preserve your hospital's reputation, she suggested three elements to a crisis management plan.

Community programs help cut healthcare "super-users"

Programs focused on healthcare "super-users"--the small percentage of Medicaid patients who make up most of the program's spending--are making progress reducing spending and hospitalizations, according to USA Today.

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