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Wednesday, June 13, 2012


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How Hospitals Can Shape Sustainable Cost Control

By: Karen Minich-Pourshadi, for HealthLeaders Media, June 13, 2012

The CFO of a physician organization sums up the cost control problem: "We can't get beyond the idea stage. Then, we get absorbed into the next crisis and forget all about cost reduction." A look at several healthcare systems reveals that there are many different approaches to getting a handle on costs.

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Romney Advisor Offers Views on Healthcare Policy

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, June 13, 2012

Michael Leavitt, the former Utah governor and federal government official tapped by Mitt Romney to head his healthcare transition team, says "global economic dispassion" is the primary engine that is driving healthcare reform.

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Disruption, Not Destruction Will Save Medicine

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

Healthcare definitely needs to be disrupted. A combination of patient activism and sheer technological innovation will be the catalysts for change the industry needs. But science takes time. Calling for medicine's destruction—even of the creative sort—is going too far.

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APRNs Have Their Say in Michigan

By: Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media, June 12, 2012

As nurses pursue advanced learning and take on greater clinical and administrative responsibilities, many are making strides toward practicing independently. In Michigan, pending legislation would extend autonomy to advanced practice nurses.

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FRIDAY Webcast: Medical Home—Prime Your Organization for Launch

By: May 25, 2012

Date: June 15, 2012 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET
Is establishing a medical home the right fit for your organization? Learn from experts at leading physician practices about the realities of assessing readiness and preparing for medical homes, including physician buy-in and reimbursement structure. Get the strategies you need in a customized webcast with a Q&A, an online forum, a takeaway presentation, and 60-day post-event on-demand access.

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Rounds: Excellence in Cardiac Care—Elements of Success from The Mount Sinai Medical Center

By: May 25, 2012

Date: July 18, 12:00–3:00 p.m. ET
How do you balance the latest in advanced cardiovascular treatment with market growth? Join HealthLeaders Media and the cardiovascular team at The Mount Sinai Medical Center to learn how Sinai has reinvented one of the top cardiovascular enterprises in the country.

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