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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

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HHS Unveils Proposed HIE Rules

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, January 15, 2013

A lengthy proposed rule on health insurance exchanges gives states more flexibility in designing benefits and determining cost sharing in the Medicaid program, says Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

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Readmissions May be Triggered by 'Post-Hospital Syndrome'

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, January 15, 2013

Sleep deprivation, poor nourishment, pain, and other hospital-induced stressors may be making patients sick with other conditions after their primary illnesses are resolved, a researcher suggests.

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4 Ways HR Can Raise Flu Shot Compliance

By: Chelsea Rice, for HealthLeaders Media, January 14, 2013

While some hospitals have instituted policies warning employees to get the flu shot or get fired (and are following through), the most successful strategies incentivize changes in employee behaviors.

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Financial Forecast Follies

By: Edward Prewitt, for HealthLeaders Media, January 14, 2013

Healthcare executives are overwhelmingly concerned about reduced reimbursements in 2013. Nine out of ten say it's the top threat to their organizations. It remains to be seen how the shortfall will be made up.

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Webcast: Optimize the Nurse Skill Set—Lower Labor Costs and Raise Quality

By: December 3, 2012

Date: January 24, 2013, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

As the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services develops new programs and tools as a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, healthcare providers must focus on the care continuum model. Join Glide Health Services and Huron Healthcare as they share their tools for managing nurse labor costs.

Register Today

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Book: The Healthcare Executive's Guide to Urgent Care Centers and Freestanding EDs

By: December 7, 2012

Author: Michael F. Boyle, MD, FACEP and Daniel G. Kirkpatrick, MHA, FACHE

About: A growing demand for convenient urgent care and after-hours medical services has led to a rapid increase of walk-in clinics around the country. This comprehensive book offers a step-by-step executive-level guide to planning, staffing, marketing, and managing profitable urgent care centers.

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