Issue 5   |   September 2011

Working Well

Sep 2011

Working Well

Helping employees kick unhealthy habits and prevent disease has benefits for companies too, and businesses around the world are stepping up their efforts.

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What's In The Pipeline?

Sep 2011

What's In The Pipeline?

Facing negative publicity and investor wariness, pharmaceutical companies need to communicate how investments in R&D will deliver meaningful future growth.

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Unite And Conquer

Sep 2011

Unite And Conquer

Getting bigger is one way to cut costs and improve care, but merged hospitals often fail to achieve one or both goals. Michael Dowling, president and CEO of North Shore-LIJ Health System, discusses what it takes to integrate operations and cultures.

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Time For Change

Sep 2011

Time For Change

Improving value in the United Kingdom’s National Health Service is an economic necessity, and while the government’s unpopular plan may have been watered down, it may yet serve as a model of what other cash-strapped health systems must do. And where private providers can help, they will be in demand.

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The Wrong Lessons

Sep 2011

The Wrong Lessons

The U.S. government, which has a history of responding to economic crises with counterproductive strategies, has done it again, argues this former regulator, who recommends a more effective path.

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Prescription For Integration

Sep 2011

Prescription For Integration

Many U.S. hospitals and physicians are waiting on the sidelines to see if healthcare reform legislation will become a reality. But such hesitancy will put their economic health at risk — regardless of what shape the legislation finally takes.

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Healthcare In A Box

Sep 2011

Healthcare In A Box

One company’s simple but effective model for improving healthcare delivery in remote, impoverished locations is having an outsize impact.

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Bridging The Divide

Sep 2011

Bridging The Divide

Health insurance CEOs are caught in a tug of war between companies whose employees want affordable care and healthcare providers that desire a decent return on their services. Yet many answers can be found in Europe, South America and Canada — and even the United States.

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A World Of Ideas

Sep 2011

A World Of Ideas

Around the globe, innovations in healthcare are coming from private enterprise. These successful projects could lead the way to many others.

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All Hands On Deck

Sep 2011

All Hands On Deck

Accountable care organizations are the talk of the industry in the United States, but precious few actually exist — and that means few guideposts for getting an ACO up and running. That hasn’t stopped this health system.

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A Hard Look At Costs

Sep 2011

A Hard Look At Costs

As care costs rise, so does the gap between those who can and cannot afford treatment. Key industry players must come onboard to drive down fees and increase healthcare accessibility.

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