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Wednesday, April 17, 2013


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Gawande: Hospitals Profit When Surgeries Go Wrong

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, April 17, 2013

Medical complications in surgical patients generate profits for hospitals, a study led by Atul Gawande, MD, shows. But the American Hospital Association disputes the report's implications that hospitals aren't incentivized to avoid complications.

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Dean Health Care to Join SSM

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, April 17, 2013

The two providers have a long history of collaboration in Wisconsin with shared initiatives around value-based care and a jointly owned health plan. Under the deal, Dean and its subsidiaries will become part of SSM.

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Lab Tech Standards, With Benefits

By: Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, April 16, 2013

One payoff of standardizing medical lab test codes is that primary care providers will be able to access patient data from disparate points of origin. Another is the downward effect it would have on pricing.

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APRN Strategy: Engage Students in Policy Fight

By: Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media, April 16, 2013

Advanced practice registered nurses in Minnesota are encouraging graduate-level nursing students to lobby for a pair of bills that would remove restrictions that bar APRNs from practicing independently.

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HealthLeaders Media Live from Parkview Health: The New Readmissions Plan

By: HealthLeaders Media Staff, for HealthLeaders Media, January 28, 2013

Date: April 18, 2013, 12:00-3:00 p.m. ET

Parkview Health of Fort Wayne, IN, has worked its way toward the top of the list of lowest 30-day readmission rates in the nation—and this event will show you how. Parkview leaders share their comprehensive strategy for reducing preventable readmissions through a plan of early action, best practices, and coordinated care.

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Executive Insight Report: Capital Finance—Industry Consolidation

By: HealthLeaders Media Staff, for HealthLeaders Media, April 17, 2013

The second in a series of four Executive Insight Reports from Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Capital Finance: Industry Consolidation explains the results of a recent buzz survey on how leading organizations are approaching mergers, joint ventures, acquisitions, and strategic alliances, as they strive to meet the goals of healthcare reform.

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