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Thursday, December 15, 2011

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CMS Rule Would Make Drug, Device Makers’ Payments to Docs Transparent

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, December 15, 2011

The Physician Payment Sunshine Act, proposed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, targets gifts and is designed to reveal potential conflicts of interest between drug and medical device companies and providers.

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HHS Awards $218M to Create Hospital Engagement Networks

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, December 15, 2011

The Department of Health & Human Services will award $218 million to 26 hospitals and hospital associations to form Hospital Engagement Networks, learning collaboratives that work to improve patient safety in 10 focus areas.

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New Democrat Coalition Sets 2012 Healthcare Priorities

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, December 14, 2011

It's no accident that the New Democrat Coalition's healthcare policy priorities for 2012 sound a lot like the tenets of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010.

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Smartphone Apps Bolster Patient Engagement

By: Marianne Aiello, for HealthLeaders Media, December 14, 2011

Smartphone apps give healthcare organizations a new way to engage with a target group of consumers, as Mercy Health System did with an app for bariatric surgery. But an app launched for the wrong reasons can fall flat.

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Family Practitioner Honored for Post-Disaster Care

By: Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media, December 14, 2011

Despite losing his two medical offices in a tornado, Keith Morrow, D.O., continues to provide healthcare to shell-shocked survivors in the Alabama community where he's been practicing medicine for 25 years.

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Webcast: Tackle Physician Turnover Costs, Rev Up Recruitment

By: November 7, 2011

Date: December 20, 2011
About: Losing just one physician can mean a $1 million hit to your budget, and most facilities have turnover rates that are much higher. Join HealthLeaders Media for a 90-minute webcast and Q&A, featuring Brett Walker, director, physician & provider recruiting, at Indiana University Health and J. Gregory Stovall, MD, senior VP of medical affairs for Trinity Mother Frances Health System. Learn proven techniques and strategies to address your recruitment and retention challenges.

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