Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Welcome to H&HN Daily

Welcome to the first edition of H&HN Daily, the new e-publication from Hospitals & Health Networks magazine. I'm Haydn Bush, online editor for H&HN Daily, and along with H&HN editors Bill Santamour and Matthew Weinstock, I'd like to welcome you to our new online home. Every day, we'll be offering up a dynamic mix of multimedia content specifically targeted to the hospital C-suite.

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, we'll be delivering commentary from health care thought leaders like Emily Friedman, Ian Morrison, Dan Beckham, Sita Ananth and Joe Flower—the trusted voices you've come to expect from H&HN Weekly.

The rest of the week, we'll be reporting on delivery system transformation, health information technology, quality, patient safety and other key issues relevant to the hospital C-Suite with a mix of videos, podcasts and blogs. You'll hear about innovations from your peers alongside information about emerging trends and developments you need to know about in a variety of formats.

Today, for instance, you'll see a video featuring Alan Channing, CEO of Sinai Health System in Chicago, who talked to me recently about Sinai's impressive quality scores and innovative public health campaigns to fight diabetes and asthma, all while managing a challenging payer mix in a high-volume urban area.

On Tuesday, regular H&HN Weekly contributor John Glaser writes about the need for accountable care organizations to develop robust information exchanges between providers.

On Wednesday, H&HN publisher Mary Grayson talks about the importance of a powerful mission statement for hospitals in an editorial podcast.

On Thursday, writer Jeffrey Segal explores the need for standards to govern the emerging, often nebulous world of physician rating sites.

And on Friday, I'll be talking to Steve Lieber, CEO of HIMSS, for a preview of HIMSS11 and a frank discussion of key health IT concerns, including vendor readiness to support demand for certified EHRs and the increasingly mobile nature of health IT.

And every day, the H&HN editorial team--managing editor Bill Santamour, senior editor Matthew Weinstock and myself--will be blogging about the financial, clinical and demographic issues facing hospitals, with the same forward-looking perspective you've come to expect from H&HN.

We're excited by the chance to deliver fresh, dynamic health care content to you every day, and we'd love to hear from you. Please send comments and thoughts to hhndaily@healthforum.com.

Haydn Bush
Online Editor
H&HN Daily


H&HN Daily

H&HN Daily extends the conversations that readers began in other health care management publications and media. Each daily e-newsletter contains at least two topics with exclusive insights from high-visibility, recognized names in health care. All comments are welcome and may be posted to the blog. Comments may be edited for clarity or length.


Haydn Bush
H&HN Senior Online Editor

Bill Santamour
H&HN Managing Editor

Matthew Weinstock
H&HN Senior Editor

H&HN Daily


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