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Hospitals' supply costs rising faster than volume

By Beth Kutscher  |  November 22, 2014

For many systems across the country, the expense side of the balance sheet is growing almost as fast as the revenue side, prompting providers to look for new ways to cut costs.

Growing community-based doctors

Growing community-based doctors

By Andis Robeznieks  |  November 22, 2014

Around the country, a number of graduate medical education programs are training young doctors in community-based medicine, in the hope that they'll either stay where they are trained or relocate to other underserved communities.

Obamacare exchanges get advice from ad, PR pros

Obamacare exchanges get advice from ad, PR pros

By Howard Wolinsky  |  November 15, 2014

The advertising and marketing campaigns to persuade Americans to sign up for Obamacare coverage during the first open enrollment a year ago came under heavy criticism from marketing professionals, many of whom have ideas about how it could have been done better.

Community Leadership Award, Winner: Anthony Ferreri

Community Leadership Award, Winner: Anthony Ferreri

By Jaimy Lee  |  November 15, 2014

As CEO of 663-bed Staten Island University Hospital, Anthony Ferreri has led the organization, its employees and the community through some of the borough's toughest challenges, and has publicly shared some of his own.

HealthCare.gov enrollment efforts target young, minorities

HealthCare.gov enrollment efforts target young, minorities

By Melanie Evans and Paul Demko  |  November 15, 2014

The race to enroll uninsured Americans in health plans has started again—but with only half as much time as the first open enrollment and a harder-to-convince pool of potential customers.

This again? Supreme Court takes up Obamacare future

This again? Supreme Court takes up Obamacare future

By Lisa Schencker , Melanie Evans and Paul Demko  |  November 08, 2014

It's anyone's guess whether the U.S. Supreme Court will invalidate or uphold federal premium subsidies in 36 states when it hears King v. Burwell next year.

Top-performing hospitals know how to use teamwork

Top-performing hospitals know how to use teamwork

By Sabriya Rice  |  November 08, 2014

The creation of multidisciplinary teams and the focus on standardizing best practices is paying off at hospitals that rose to the top of this year's list of Truven Health Analytics' 50 top cardiovascular hospitals in the U.S.

Hospital architects find ways to build in safety features

Hospital architects find ways to build in safety features

By Andis Robeznieks  |  November 01, 2014

Designers of new hospitals want to make them look more like luxury hotels. But that can be a challenge as heightened concerns about protecting staff and patients from physical violence force designers to build in more security features.

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