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Thursday, January 17, 2013


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How Group Purchasing Can Boost Practice Revenue

By: Greg Freeman, January 17, 2013

Capital equipment savings can be up to 50% through a group purchasing organization, but many physician practices do not realize they are eligible to participate in this powerful force for cutting costs.

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A Road Runs Through These Order Sets

By: Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, January 17, 2013

A wiki-based project for sharing and standardizing order sets may open the door to sharing protocols, documentation, policies, and procedures among healthcare providers.

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Efforts to Bolster Rural Primary Care Residencies Fall Short

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, January 16, 2013

The federal government's efforts to train more physicians in primary care and get them to practice in rural areas have had dismal outcomes. They demonstrate the need for more coordination of medical workforce development on a national level, says one researcher.

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Top 3 Hospital Rebranding Trends

By: Marianne Aiello, for HealthLeaders Media, January 16, 2013

As the New Year gets underway, some hospitals are trying for a refresh by unveiling new names and new branding efforts. In healthcare marketing, as in life, there is no reward without risk.

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Why Medicare Advantage Star Ratings Matter

By: Jacqueline Fellows, for HealthLeaders Media, January 16, 2013

Collectively, health insurers that receive bonus payments for multiple-star ratings under the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Star Quality Rating System for Medicare Advantage plans stand to rake in billions of dollars.

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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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Webcast: Boost Patient Satisfaction Scores Through an Accountability Model

By: December 27, 2012

Date: February 14, 2013, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

Ardent Health Services, Monroe Clinic, and The Baird Group drill down on tools and strategies they've used to create a sustainable patient experience model based on accountability and service excellence. Learn what your team should be doing to accomplish these goals and help your organization boost its bottom line.

Register Today

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