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3 Outstanding Breast Cancer Awareness Campaigns

Marianne Aiello

With national breast cancer organizations building awareness, October is the right time for individual hospitals and health systems to promote their women's health screening services and fundraising events. Here are three shining examples. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Healthgrades Revs its Hospital Scoring System

With a revamped quality ranking system, Healthgrades takes its place among other groups scoring hospital safety and quality of care: Leapfrog Group, Consumer Reports, U.S. News & World Report, Truven, and Hospital Compare. >>>

CEO At Center of Meningitis Outbreak Speaks

Dawn Rudolph, president and CEO of the Nashville hospital at the epicenter of a meningitis outbreak explains how she is managing through one of the biggest prescription drug debacles in recent memory. >>>

MGMA: Payment Uncertainty Dampens Physician Spending

At the Medical Group Management Association conference in Texas, one concern is common—the "fiscal instability" created by what officials call a "decade" of Congressional reprieves from sustainable growth rate formula cuts. >>>

Roundup: Healthcare M&A Deals, Partnerships

Catholic Health East and Trinity Health announce intentions to unify. Ascension Health negotiates a sale to HCA Midwest Health System. Seward Health, Massachusetts General, and Brigham and Women's Hospital strike a deal to handle trauma care. >>>

Hospitals Losing Workers as Healthcare Jobs Grow

The healthcare sector continues to add jobs to the point that hospital workers are once again eyeing new opportunities and taking them. Hospitals, seeing turnover ratchet up, must focus on employee retention strategies. >>>

1 in 3 Healthcare Workers Skip Flu Shots

Despite efforts by the Centers for Disease Control and individual health systems and hospitals that employ them, a third of all healthcare workers avoid getting vaccinated against seasonal influenza. >>>



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Date: October 25, 2012, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

Get the tools you need to align care transitions, prevent bounce-back readmissions, and improve overall quality of care, from subacute and postacute experts at Southwest Ohio Care Transitions Collaborative and University of Michigan Health System Sub-Acute Care Rehabilitation Program. This webcast reveals the latest continuum management strategies and proven tactics to align partners, physicians, and nurses.

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News Headlines

MA moves to revoke license of pharmacy linked to meningitis outbreak

WBUR, October 24, 2012

PA hospital system signs deal with Cleveland Clinic

Trib Total Media, October 24, 2012

Sherman Health Systems plans to be bought by Advocate

Chicago Tribune, October 24, 2012

Hospitals charging fees for facility use

The Columbus Dispatch, October 24, 2012

Opinion: A watershed moment for LSU

Tri-Parish Times, October 24, 2012

A trail of complaints at pharmacy linked to meningitis deaths

WBUR, October 23, 2012

Doctor shortage spreading in US presaged in Las Vegas

Bloomberg, October 23, 2012

Health costs: How the US compares with other countries

The PBS NewsHour, October 23, 2012

Compounding pharmacists defend their trade after meningitis outbreak

ABC News, October 23, 2012

Sharing data a complicated step for healthcare

SouthCoast Business Bulletin, October 22, 2012



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Webcast: Cardiology Service Line—From Volume to Value

Date: Nov. 27, 2012, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

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From HealthLeaders Magazine

 

Placing Your Bets

Value-based care is here and standing pat is not a viable option. Yet healthcare leaders face substantial risks for generations to come as they develop new businesses and clinical relationships to gain tighter control of the care continuum. >>>

 

Opportunities in the Cloud

 

Taking Charge of the Physician Shortage



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