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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

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Higher Readmission Penalties Linked to Low HCAHPS Scores

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, December 12, 2012

Hospitals that score the lowest on Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems surveys are most likely to be penalized the maximum 1% of their Medicare DRG payments, analysis finds.

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DLP Strategies for Securing Healthcare Data

By: Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, December 12, 2012

One of the biggest threats to data within a healthcare enterprise comes from the ordinary movements of authorized personnel and the information they carry. To address this risk, healthcare executives are turning to a layer known as data-loss prevention, or DLP.

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Is Technology Perpetuating Medicare Fraud?

By: Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, December 11, 2012

The allegations by 60 Minutes that technology facilitated Medicare fraud at HMA raise sticky issues. Regulators vow to investigate, but a new set of government rules would be cumbersome, costly, and perhaps ineffective.

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Nurses Voted 'Most Trusted' Profession, Again

By: Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media, December 11, 2012

A winning combination of eagle-eyed medical expertise and compassionate bedside manner puts nurses in the top slot among professions rated on honesty and ethical standards.

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Webcast: Optimize the Nurse Skill Set—Lower Labor Costs and Raise Quality

By: December 3, 2012

Date: January 24, 2013, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

As the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services develops new programs and tools as a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, healthcare providers must focus on the care continuum model. Join Glide Health Services and Huron Healthcare as they share their tools for managing nurse labor costs.

Register Today

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Rounds: Clinical Integration at Scott & White

By: HealthLeaders Media Staff, for HealthLeaders Media, November 5, 2012

Date: January 8, 2013, 12:00–3:00 p.m. ET
Scott & White physician leaders share how they created an extensive physician and executive leadership development program to bring clinical and business leadership skills together. Register to attend this three-hour virtual seminar on Scott & White's physician-led delivery model with interactive Q&A.

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