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IOM: Cancer Care System in Crisis

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, September 11, 2013

Care for oncology patients is not as patient-centered, accessible, coordinated, or as evidence-based as it could be, an Institute of Medicine report concludes.

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Vendors Vow HIX Will Be Ready on Time

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

Despite some lawmakers' concerns, technology contractors say health insurance exchanges will be up and running by October 1, as mandated by law.

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Medicare Fraud is Ripe for a Tech Solution, But It's Complicated

By: Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, September 10, 2013

If CMS could be sued for HIPAA violations, it would be. But behind tales of government inefficiency and inertia is a tremendous debate. Summed up, the very technology that could solve our identity and fraud problems could open up tremendous privacy concerns.

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It's OK to Break the Rules, Sometimes

By: Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media, September 10, 2013

A nurse leader advocates for "positive deviance" in nursing—bending or tweaking rules or guidelines in the interest of positively affecting patient care, even though there is no outcomes data to support the practice.

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Webcast: Patient Engagement for Population Health—The Kaiser Permanente & MSHA Models

By: September 3, 2013

Date: October 23, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Join clinical improvement leaders from Kaiser Permanente and Mountain States Health Alliance as they reveal proven models for fostering patient engagement through care coordination, technological innovation, and community outreach.

Register Today

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Webcast: Predictive Analytics—Reducing Readmissions and Hospitalizations

By: August 26, 2013

Date: October 28, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Clinical decision support experts from Penn Medicine and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center reveal how they powered predictive analytics to reduce readmissions, improve care, and reduce financial risk.

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