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House Committee Spars Over Employer Mandate

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, July 11, 2013

Members of the House Ways and Means Committee Subcommittee on Health and witnesses spent more than two hours Tuesday debating the value of the employer mandate and the potential impact of its delay, at times testily.

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60% of Docs Wouldn't Recommend Their Profession as a Career

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, July 11, 2013

The administrative burden of being a physician continues to fuel discontent among doctors. More than a third report having a negative outlook for the profession, and the majority would not recommend it as a career choice.

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Surgery Residents Exposed to Rural Settings Inclined to Stay

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, July 10, 2013

Surgical residents who completed a year in rural practice were more likely to enter general surgery practice than those who did not. They were also more likely to practice in areas with populations of less than 50,000, an Oregon Health and Science University study shows.

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Payers Await Details on Employer Mandate Delay

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, July 10, 2013

A surprise announcement from the White House puts a key provision of the healthcare reform law on hold, and leaves health plans tending to business while they wait for details.

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Social Media is Serious Business for Healthcare Providers

By: Jacqueline Fellows, for HealthLeaders Media, July 10, 2013

Social media platforms such as LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook are continuously evolving, even when healthcare organizations aren't ready. The Mayo Clinic and Baylor Health have embraced social media and are sharing best practices with others.

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Strategic Toolkit for Patient-Focused Solutions — Save 66%

By: June 19, 2013

Three exclusive research reports explore peer-tested strategies and best practices for improving patient experience, safety, and clinical quality. Titles include:

•"Patient Experience and HCAHPS: Little Consensus on a Top Priority,"

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•"Clinical Quality: Data Is Key to Survival."

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Webcast: Reining in Disruptive Docs—Strategies to Manage Risk and Reduce Turnover

By: June 3, 2013

Date: August 27, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

According to a 2011 study, 77% of physicians are concerned about disruptive behavior at their facilities. Join physician management experts from DePaul University and Florida Hospital to learn peer-tested strategies for confronting and resolving disruptive physician behavior.

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