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Hospital Impact Now Part of FierceMarkets Family

Posted Oct 10 2008 1:58pm

by Tony Chen

As you have probably figured out by the new look here at hospital impact, we have made some big changes. As I eluded to in an earlier post, I am excited to announce that the Hospital Impact blog is now a part of the FierceMarkets family. For those visiting for the first time, welcome! Read about us.

How We Decided to Team Up
After 3+ years of blogging, I've realized that Hospital Impact has become a great, fresh "hospital leader" perspective, one that is still very much needed in our industry. I have been getting the FierceHealthcare daily email newsletter for almost 3 years now, and have found them to be filled with great tidbits and even new business ideas. Those newsletters have even occasionally linked to posts here on the blog. With their fresh approach in delivering healthcare news and Hospital Impact's emphasis on the "insider" perspective and analysis, we think it's a great match going forward. For me, it's also a realization that Hospital Impact can be so much better with me out of the way and just involved with the work I enjoy most about it - the writing itself.

What This All Means for You
The main thing is that Hospital Impact will continue as a blog for hospital leaders by hospital leaders, and if anything, we'll be seeing a lot more traffic, and subsequently, more comments and discussions.

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Nick Jacobs, Christopher Cornue, and I will continue blogging as we have been (and we are still looking for a few more hospital execs who have a passion for writing & healthcare to join us). Nick is transitioning from his hospital CEO job that he's held for a long time, while Christopher is transitioning to his first hospital CEO role. I'm still loving my hospital role as new idea guy and am always on the look-out for trends & innovation opportunities. So I expect a lot of interesting perspectives to be kicked around here going forward.

FierceMarkets has a great team who will ensure the blog is well-supported, in terms of web admin, design improvements, SEO, editorial, marketing, etc. In other words, let the pros do their thing, and I get to focus more on blogging. So, here with the new layout, you can quickly glance at some of the headlines of the various Fierce newsletters within the healthcare arena. And, please do sign up for the new Hospital Impact weekly newsletter.

Personally, I am really gratified and excited to have the opportunity to link up Hospital Impact and FierceMarkets. The last 3 years have been absolutely fantastic, and the best part has been interacting with so many of you (online and in person!) about hospital leadership challenges and everything else.

As always, feel free to email me (tony at hospitalimpact dot org) if you have questions, suggestions for posts, comments, hospital folks you think I should talk to, or anything else. If you want to reach my counterpart at Fierce, contact Maurice Bakley (mbakley at fiercemarkets dot com).

Thanks to all who have supported me -- there have been lots of ups and downs between the 800 posts that already reside here on hospital impact. And now onward we go as we continue to try addressing the question: what will it take for our hospitals to be the best run organizations on the face of the planet?

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