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Friday, February 11, 2011

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HHS Sends EHR Disclosure Rule for Review

By: Dom Nicastro, for HealthLeaders Media, February 10, 2011

The rule proposed by the Department of Health & Human Services will lay the foundation for what healthcare providers will be accountable for when patients request disclosures on their electronic medical records.

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No Bacterial Advantage Found in Short-Sleeved Uniforms

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

 Contamination of newly laundered uniforms occurs within hours of physicians putting them on, and there is no difference in contamination among long- and short-sleeved shirts, researchers find.

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Duke to Provide Cardiovascular Services at SC Hospital

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

Duke University Health System will provide cardiovascular services, including open heart surgery and elective angioplasty, at Lexington Medical Center in West Columbia, SC, the two health systems have announced.

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Security Challenges of EHR Adoption

By: Tony Ryzinski, for HealthLeaders Media, February 10, 2011

Providers and healthcare consumers both feel that the electronic health records will produce better healthcare outcomes. There’s still some disagreement, though, about how each party feels about the security of such tools.

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A Hospital Prevents Readmissions, but Threatens Revenue

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

An asthma prevention program at Children's Hospital Boston has drastically reduced emergency room visits and hospitalizations. But the program underscores the tension between a hospital's quest for quality and its bottom line.

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Medical Imaging War Pits Doctor vs. Doctor

By: Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, February 10, 2011

Radiologists are happy; orthopedists are upset. This is just some of the fallout in Maryland over the state’s high court ruling last month that upheld a state law prohibiting physicians from referring patients for MRI, CT, and radiation therapy services to providers in their own group practice.

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Webcast: Proven Strategies to Market Women's Services

By: December 16, 2010

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.

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Audio conference: Under IRS Scrutiny: Ensuring Compliant Hospital-Physician Compensation Plans

By: January 10, 2011

As hospitals and physician practices continue merging for survival, hospital-physician integration is of growing interest to the IRS and is increasingly subject to scrutiny from regulators. Additionally, the new Form 990 disclosure requirements related to highly paid officers or employees have created an easily accessible public format for viewing executive compensation. Join HealthLeaders Media on February 16, 1 p.m. (EST), for this 60-minute audio conference, including Q&A, to get the analysis and strategies you need for current tax law requirements.

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