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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

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How Prehabilitation Can Improve Outcomes and Reduce Hospital Costs

By: Doug Desjardins, August 14, 2013

Better preparing cancer patients for surgery and the rigors of treatment regimes can improve patient outcomes and generate cost-savings through shorter hospital stays and fewer readmissions, researchers say.

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With Cuts Looming, QIOs Find Abundant Support

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, August 14, 2013

The American Medical Association, a number of other national provider associations, and 47 state medical societies are urging the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to preserve federal funding for state-based quality improvement organizations.

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1 in 2 Employers Link PPACA to Cost Increases

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, August 14, 2013

Fifty-five percent of employers surveyed about the impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act report increased business costs in the range of 1% to 4%.

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Interoperability Plan Underwhelms, Mostashari Resigns: Now What?

By: Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, August 13, 2013

In seven weeks, providers are supposed to be implementing stage 2 of Meaningful Use. The government's interoperability plans are lacking. And a key Washington player says he's leaving the scene. It's starting to look like a calamity.

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Physicians Aren't the Only Problem

By: Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media, August 13, 2013

Nurses verbally abused by doctors are more likely to verbally abuse their nurse colleagues, survey data shows. That should make all hospital leaders—not just CNOs—sit up and take notice.

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Webcast: Physician Compensation Models and Metrics Under Population-Based Reimbursement

By: June 17, 2013

Date: August 29, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Join CMOs from Banner Health Network and Blue Cross Blue Shield of AZ as they discuss strategies and metrics for implementing a value-based model of physician compensation.

Register Today

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HealthLeaders Media LIVE From Beaumont Health System: Cardiovascular Services Leadership

By: August 5, 2013

Date: October 8, 2013 | 12:00–3:00PM ET

Discover how Beaumont Health built a physician-led cardiovascular center of excellence delivering improved quality, growth, and patient satisfaction.

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