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Healthcare Newsletter
August 2007

Find information pertinent to the Healthcare Industry in PNC's Healthcare Newsletters. Download and read the entire newsletter or choose an article that is of interest. Download the Newsletter.

In this issue:

  • Top Seven Issues for Healthcare Executives.
    We all know that our health system is ailing. Yet chaos often presents opportunity. Where should healthcare executives focus first? Sandy Lutz of the PricewaterhouseCoopers Health Research Institute discusses the seven issues that PwC feels are most critical. Read more.
  • Fight Phishing! A Checklist on Fraud Prevention.
    As payments migrate towards electronic methods, including the Web, security standards in your organization must be adapted to fight a whole new generation of fraudsters. Here's a checklist to help prevent losses from phishing, fraudulent ACH activity and other electronic evildoing. Read more.

  • Surprise Findings from PNC's 2007 Healthcare Survey!
    PNC's second annual healthcare survey included 1000 consumers, in addition to 200 healthcare executives from healthcare provider and insurance organizations. There were several surprises. More than three-quarters of the consumers surveyed indicated that healthcare administrative costs should be less than 10 percent of the total cost of healthcare, with a substantial majority stating that they would be "highly upset" if administrative costs were as high as 30 percent. On the other hand, healthcare administrators believe that administrative costs already account for one of every three healthcare dollars. Click here for a link to the Survey Highlights and compare your opinion to those of our respondents. Read more.
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