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Thursday, November 10, 2011

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IOM Issues 10 HIT Recommendations for Patient Safety

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, November 10, 2011

Even as providers rush to implement health information technology systems, there is an underappreciated chance that computers might cause harm to patients, according to a report from the Institute of Medicine.

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Stop Letting Poor Scheduling Bleed Hospital Payrolls

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, November 10, 2011

A poorly designed labor scheduling system will end up costing healthcare providers by way of higher absenteeism and turnover, says one human resources expert. She offers tips on effective scheduling, including aligning business needs with workforce needs.

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Medical School Program Sparks Rural Residencies

By: Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media, November 9, 2011

An outcomes study of the University of Missouri School of Medicine's Rural Track Pipeline finds that more than 57% of participating students opt to practice in rural areas.

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Health Plans Must Prep for Consumer-Oriented Business Model

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, November 9, 2011

The coming shift from the B2B business model to a consumer-oriented retail model will require that health plans rethink much of what they do today. But health plans don't need to reinvent the wheel, just begin to adopt the practices of successful retailers.

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Virtual Call to Action Rallies Community Support

By: Marianne Aiello, for HealthLeaders Media, November 9, 2011

An Illinois health system's Certificate of Need campaign for a new hospital has sparked overwhelming support in an underserved community with strategies any healthcare marketer can learn from.

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Webcast: Winning With Value-Based Purchasing

By: October 31, 2011

Date: November 17, 2011
About: Value-based purchasing brings real financial implications in the amount of CMS payment at risk, quality penalties, and the investments required to avoid those penalties. The stability of your future finances depends on your ability to successfully implement VBP. Join us for a 60-minute audio conference with VBP experts from Aurora Health Care and Premier.

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Webcast: On-Call Compensation—Data-Driven Solutions

By: November 7, 2011

Date: December 6, 2011
About: By engaging physicians in a data-driven approach to payment, you can develop a workable solution to the call coverage conundrum. Join compensation experts from Children's Hospital of Orange County and ECG Management for strategies for affordable, sustainable call compensation.

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