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Monday, April 11, 2011


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ONC Names Mostashari National Coordinator for HIT

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, April 8, 2011

Farzad Mostashari, MD, will replace David Blumenthal, MD, as National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, the Office of the National Coordinator announced Friday. The appointment is effective immediately.

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HHS: Federal Shutdown Would Halt OCR Rulemaking, Enforcement

By: Dom Nicastro, for HealthLeaders Media, April 8, 2011

Investigations by the Office for Civil Rights, the HIPAA privacy and security rule enforcer, would cease if the government were to suspend operations as a result of a federal budget impasse.

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Intelligence Report

By: Karen Minich-Pourshadi, for HealthLeaders Media, March 16, 2011

More than 70% of healthcare leaders report the economic crisis has had an impact on their capital projects for 2011, according to the HealthLeaders Media Planned Capital Expenditures Survey.

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2 FL Medical Office Workers Face Fraud Charges

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, April 11, 2011

Medical office workers in south Florida have been indicted on HIPAA violations and related charges for alleged roles in stealing patient information to access to bank and credit card accounts, federal prosecutors say.

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Don't Forget Energy When Cutting Costs is a Priority

By: Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media, April 8, 2011

Cleveland Clinic's senior director of facilities shares strategies for trimming electricity costs, from lighting upgrades, to HVAC maintenance, to enlisting the support of senior leadership in delivering the energy conservation message.

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Rounds: Patient-Centered Accountable Care

By: April 4, 2011

Patient-centered healthcare IS accountable care— accountable for quality, for value, and for patient satisfaction. Join us on April 27 live from Griffin Hospital and Planetree, recognized pioneers in patient-centered care, with more actionable strategies from invited thought leaders at Sharp Memorial and the Maine Patient-Centered Medical Home Pilot.http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/rounds/

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Rounds: Neurological Service Line Growth: Telestroke & Brain Tumor Innovations

By: April 5, 2011

Neurological service line success is all about managing the collision of technology, research, and care coordination. Get strategies for managing the collision on May 18, live from Barrow Neurological Institute with invited thought leaders from St. John Providence Health System and St. Luke Hospital. http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/rounds/

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