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Monday, May 16, 2011

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The Challenge of the ICU

By: Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, May 13, 2011

Health systems are in the midst of an ICU makeover as healthcare leaders rethink how to provide care in the costliest area of the hospital, to improve outcomes and attain ROI.

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Medicare Trustees Deliver Grim Outlook

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, May 16, 2011

A weak economy and higher healthcare costs are taking a toll on Medicare’s Hospital Insurance Trust Fund, which is projected by the 2011 Medicare Trustees report to remain solvent until only 2024.

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IPPS Proposed Changes Clarify Three-Day Rule

By: James Carroll, for HealthLeaders Media, May 16, 2011

The inpatient prospective payment system proposed rule makes adjustments to existing IPPS policies and paves the way for future changes as a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

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How to Manage Patient Flow

By: Jeremy Miller, MD, Clinical Advisor, Sg2, for HealthLeaders Media, May 16, 2011

Fluctuating service volumes and case mixes create performance complexities, affecting current operations, revenue cycles, and strategic initiatives. The key to successfully navigating care fluctuations is to discern actionable information from statistical noise, says one expert.

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To Train Physicians for Business Leadership, Think Beyond the MBA

By: Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media, May 13, 2011

Hospital and health system leaders recognize the shortage in business training that they face in their physician ranks. But is it better to promote doctors and expect them to earn MBAs, or are there less intensive ways for these physicians to get the business and leadership training they need?

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Webcast: Ratchet Up Physician Referrals: Proven Methods & Measures

By: April 14, 2011

At the heart of successful physician referral programs are relationships that result in buy-in, engagement, and alignment. How do you build those? And, how do you use data to prove your program's success to the C-suite? Join HealthLeaders Media for this 90-minute Webcast, including Q&A and case studies, for lessons and insights from marketing leaders with successful referral programs.

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Rounds: Neurological Service Line Growth: Telestroke & Brain Tumor Innovations

By: April 5, 2011

Neurological service line success is all about managing the collision of technology, research, and care coordination. Get strategies for managing the collision on May 18, live from Barrow Neurological Institute with invited thought leaders from St. John Providence Health System and St. Luke Hospital.

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Impact Analysis: Leaders Respond to CMS' Proposed ACO Regulations

By: May 4, 2011

The proposed regulations are indeed out, but what do they really mean to your organization and the industry? Get reactions from leaders at hospitals, health plans, and physician practices that are already well-versed in ACOs, including Monarch Healthcare, Alegent Health, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan /Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, Geisinger Health System, Dean Health System, and Scripps Health. LINK:

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