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Tuesday, March 12, 2013


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Colonoscopy 'Potentially Inappropriate' for 30% of Seniors

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, March 12, 2013

Some providers are overusing colonoscopy for screening purposes in older adults, based on age-based screening guidelines. Research shows wide regional variations in the practice.

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Data-Driven Healthcare Comes with IT Hurdles

By: Michael Zeis, for HealthLeaders Media, March 12, 2013

Accommodating a variety of software packages and data structures presents vexing problems for healthcare providers now that both business and clinical analytics depend on using an integrated set of data.

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Construction, Renovation Part of Capital Plans

By: René Letourneau, for HealthLeaders Media, March 11, 2013

Upgrades and new facilities rank second only to IT initiatives for where hospitals and health systems plan to invest over the next 18 months. Demands for private rooms and natural disasters are among the drivers.

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One Cultural Shift; Two Safety Improvements

By: Chelsea Rice, for HealthLeaders Media, March 11, 2013

Healthcare providers that shift to a culture of mutual respect can improve not only patient safety, but employee safety as well, says the CEO of the Virginia Mason Health System.

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HealthLeaders Media Live from Parkview Health: The New Readmissons Plan

By: HealthLeaders Media Staff, for HealthLeaders Media, January 28, 2013

Date: April 18, 2013, 12:00-3:00 p.m. ET

Parkview Health of Fort Wayne, IN, has worked its way toward the top of the list of lowest 30-day readmission rates in the nation—and this event will show you how. Parkview leaders share their comprehensive strategy for reducing preventable readmissions through a plan of early action, best practices, and coordinated care.

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Webcast: Physician Compensation Under Population-Based Reimbursement

By: January 28, 2013

Date: March 26, 2013, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

Join Summa Health and ECG Management Consultants on a live webcast to gain the tools you need to build a new compensation model for practicing medicine in the new era of healthcare.

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