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4 survival tactics for the volatile healthcare industry

In the volatile world of healthcare, bold moves can sometimes lead to disaster and attempts to force a revolutionary idea can lead to serious repercussions, writes Dan Beckham in a  Hospitals & Health Networks  opinion piece.

Anthem Blue Cross slammed with narrow-network lawsuit

As the healthcare industry as a whole is moving toward a more consumer-centric mindset, this does not bode well for insurers who offer a list of only narrow-network providers.

60% of C-suite execs hired from outside

More hospitals go outside of their organizations to recruit chief executives, according to survey results from Billian's HealthDATA and Porter Research.

Bipartisan Policy Center report breaks down healthcare reform challenges

The Bipartisan Policy Center released a white paper report offering legislative and regulatory recommendations regarding the challenges and opportunities for healthcare delivery system reform and the shift from volume- to value-based care.

Report: Copper exchange plans would save billions

Insurers hoping to have the option of selling a new plan on the health insurance exchanges just got a boost for their cause: The so-called "copper plans" could reduce federal healthcare spending by $5.8 billion over the next 10 years, according to an analysis released Tuesday from Avalere Health.

Innovation is key to wellness program success

Thinking outside of the box has helped two wellness programs achieve success, including lowering claims costs and helping participants lose weight.

Sharing electronic records with patients gains traction, raises new concerns

More hospitals and physicians are choosing to provide their patients with access to their electronic records, but the practice is also raising new controversies.

More practices offer patient portals, but many patients don't know about them

Although more primary care physicians have patient portal systems, many patients don't know about them, according to a survey by TechnologyAdvice. 

Competition sparks payer-provider divorce

The Affordable Care Act is sparking competition among healthcare insurers and providers, as insurers make moves to become healthcare providers,  reports  NPR.

The power of art: Hospitals use paintings, sculptures to improve patient health, satisfaction

Hospital leaders frequently incorporate design when they remodel facilities in order to improve population health and community wellness. But many organizations now try to prominently display works of art to reduce patient stress and boost satisfaction, the  Wall Street Journal  reports. Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital took the concept to a whole new level, commissioning 19 artists to decorate its newly opened facilty in Indianapolis.