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Thursday, September 13, 2012

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Medicare Cuts Threaten 766K Healthcare Jobs, Groups Say

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, September 13, 2012

In a joint report, The American Medical Association, the American Hospital Association, and the American Nurses Association warn of  a "profound impact on jobs" should the 2% sequester of Medicare spending go into effect January 1st.

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Uninsured Rate Shrinking, Census Data Shows

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

The 2011 U.S. Census report records the first drop in the number of the uninsured since the beginning of the recession in 2008, reflecting the impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and hinting at economic recovery, says a health economist.

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How One Point-of-Care Strategy Cuts Readmissions

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, September 12, 2012

By placing a dedicated team consisting of a nurse, social worker, pharmacist, and two health navigators in the office of a physician group, a health insurance company produces measurable savings in healthcare expenses.

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Patient Migration Suggests Big Changes Await Rural Hospitals

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, September 12, 2012

Nearly half of Tennesseans living in rural areas drive past the hospitals closest to their homes to look for care in more urban settings, even when their local hospitals offer the same services, a study shows. But it does not say why.

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Boosting Hospital Fundraising Through Song

By: Marianne Aiello, for HealthLeaders Media, September 12, 2012

Chicago's Mount Sinai launches a music video portal to increase awareness of Sinai Health System's services and raise funds. It expects to raise $250,000 or more during the next 12–18 months.

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Webcast: Marketing & Metrics—The Cleveland Clinic and Fairview Health Way

By: July 30, 2012

Date: Sept. 14, 2012, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Can you prove the value of your marketing efforts to your organization's bottom line? Learn how marketing leaders from Cleveland Clinic and Fairview Health Services capture, track, and measure the impact of their marketing programs to demonstrate ROI and better support organizational business objectives. Get proven strategies from industry leaders in a new interview-driven format, expanded Q&A, online forum, takeaway presentation, and 60-day post-event on-demand access.

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Webcast: Managing Disruptive Docs in a New Era of Hospital-Physician Relations

By: August 17, 2012

Date: Sept. 17, 1:00–2:30 p.m. (ET)

Left unchecked, disruptive physicians do more than just create a negative work environment; they endanger patient care and can lead to million-dollar lawsuits and bad publicity. Top experts from Sanford Health and other leading organizations demonstrate early intervention techniques and a range of effective resources that can help you reduce behavioral problems, retain star physicians, and create a healthier workplace. Register Today

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