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Thursday, May 16, 2013

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Tavenner Confirmed as CMS Administrator

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, May 16, 2013

Marilyn Tavenner, a former nurse, hospital executive, and state health official, is the first Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services head to gain congressional approval since 2004. The full Senate confirmed her nomination with a 91-7 vote Wednesday.

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Quiet ORs Better for Patient Safety

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, May 16, 2013

Music at loud decibels can contribute to miscommunication among surgeons and nurses in the operating room, raising the risk of medical error, researchers say.

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Community Engagement Drives Service Line Success

By: Marianne Aiello, for HealthLeaders Media, May 15, 2013

How Saint Barnabas Medical Center leveraged an existing partnership with a New Jersey mall to promote its da Vinci robotic surgery service line

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Rural Healthcare Can Entice the Best and Brightest

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

Ali Chisti intends to pursue a career as an internist and a population health specialist providing care in underserved and rural areas—not as a neurosurgeon as he had originally planned. He changed his mind when he came to understand the gap in resources between rural and urban areas.

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MA Data Supports Retailers Fighting Enrollment Mandate

By: Jacqueline Fellows, for HealthLeaders Media, May 15, 2013

Small businesses pay higher premiums for buying coverage on health insurance exchanges because employers subsidized too many unhealthy individuals, research on employer-sponsored health plans in Massachusetts shows.

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Webcast: Boost Service Line Marketing Through Innovative Community Outreach

By: April 29, 2013

Date: May 23, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Join marketing experts from INTEGRIS Health and Barnabas Health as they discuss how to identify the strengths of your organization and develop a strategic marketing plan that promotes strong service lines to new and existing patients.

Register Today

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NEW Intelligence Report: ED Solutions—Preparing for Increased Volume and Decreased Margins

By: HealthLeaders Media Staff, for HealthLeaders Media, May 15, 2013

Emergency Department overcrowding has increased by 22% since 2013. This original research and analysis offers key insight from top healthcare executives and clinical leaders on coping with patient volume while protecting the bottom line.

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