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Thursday, October 11, 2012

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’No-Pay’ Policy for HAIs Does Not Reduce Infections

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, October 11, 2012

Researchers find no reduction in the rate of certain hospital-acquired infections after the start of a federal policy prohibiting reimbursement for acute care services necessitated by those infections.

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1 in 3 Medical Directors in Line for Bonus Pay

By: Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, October 11, 2012

As hospitals move from fee-for-service toward value-based care, medical director contracts for physicians will be increasingly lucrative, a compensations survey suggests. At least 60% of hospitals reported spending at least $500,000 in medical director compensation in 2011.

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Health Alliance Plan Takes Aim at Cancer, Costs

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, October 10, 2012

A subsidiary of Detroit's Henry Ford Health System is experimenting with payment models and an evidence-based clinical pathways program for the treatment of cancers. The goals are to improve treatment quality and lower the costs of oncology care.

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Physician Recruiting About to Get Tougher for Rural Hospitals

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, October 10, 2012

Rural hospitals have long had to work harder than their urban counterparts to find doctors. With the full implementation of the Affordable Care Act, it's only going to get tougher, a report suggests.

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This is Healthcare Image Management Done Right

By: Marianne Aiello, for HealthLeaders Media, October 10, 2012

Britain's National Health Service doesn't need to do a lot of marketing. But 'This is Nursing,' the integrated campaign the NHS launched in response to a series of negative reports, sets a high bar for U.S. healthcare marketers.

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Webcast: Avoid 30-Day Readmissions, Improve Care Transitions

By: September 17, 2012

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.

Register Today

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Rounds: Kaiser Permanente's Model for Total Health

By: September 10, 2012

Date: Oct. 16, 2012, 1:00-4:00 p.m. (ET)

Kaiser Permanente leaders explore how they successfully leverage information technology, social media, and community-based health programs to empower people to improve their own health. Get real-world solutions, including how to use web tools and social media to create effective linkages between physicians and members.

Register Today  Download Free Case Study

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