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$3 Million Prize Offered to Solve Hospitalization Admissions Puzzle
Cheryl Clark, Senior Editor
The head of an accountable care organization-like physician network is offering a hefty prize for the design of a predictive model that can be used to prevent unnecessary hospitalizations and readmissions—and potentially realize savings of up to $30 billion nationwide.[Read More]
December 30, 2010
Editor's Picks

12 Ways to Reduce Hospital Readmissions
With hospitals everywhere looking for strategies to reduce readmissions, we culled some of the most interesting ideas that we've come across. Who knows which ones, or which combinations, will work. Please e-mail me if you know of others. [Read More]

CCHIT Certifies Allscripts EHR Products
Providers are looking to the feds to determine which EHR systems to buy, now have another choice. Registration for eligible providers begins Jan. 3. [Read More]

Data's Impact on Diabetes
To prove a technology works, it might be a good idea to start with diseases where there is a potential bigger bang for the buck. Diabetes just might be that disease, as my colleagues Gienna Shaw and Elyas Bakhtiari wrote this week. [Read More]

Hospitalists Seek Parity With Hospitals
Let's hear it for the hospitalist. This growing specialty is destined to become a much more important weapon in the battle to achieve greater quality, according to my colleague, senior editor Joe Cantlupe. Even though they may not have long history with the patient, they are in a better position to monitor care "than a doctor going back and forth to an office."[Read More]

Webcast: Proven Strategies to Market Women's Services
Women are a vital audience to reach—is your marketing cutting it? As the primary healthcare decision-makers and the key to unlocking additional service audiences, you need up-to-date, effective marketing strategies to win women's loyalty—thus, business—and expand your market share. Join HealthLeaders Media on January 31, at 1 p.m. (EST) for this 90-minute Webcast, including Q&A, and learn from women's health marketing experts. [Read More]

Intelligence Report: Reform Readiness
As the healthcare industry prepares for fundamental change under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, this HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report reveals that 60% of healthcare leaders say neither the quality nor the efficiency of healthcare at their organization will get any better under healthcare reform. Get the free report with exclusive research and analysis.[Read More]
This Week's Headlines

What's the best way to deal with sleep-deprived surgeons?
Wall Street Journal, December 30, 2010

VA to resume some procedures
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, December 30, 2010

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