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Monday, October 17, 2011


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ACEP Fights State Medicaid Cuts in WA

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, October 17, 2011

In response to a state plan to cut $72 million in annual Medicaid spending, the Washington chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians has filed a request for an injunction and is proffering an alternative plan.

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ACEP Chief: ER Docs Must Look Beyond Acute Care

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, October 17, 2011

The role of emergency room doctors should expand to "further reduce readmissions and potentially avoid admissions, and develop better disease management and palliative care protocols," says the president of the American College of Emergency Physicians.

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How HIT Can Make Care Transitions Safer

By: Gienna Shaw, for HealthLeaders Media, October 17, 2011

A working group of healthcare providers, patient organizations, health information technology experts, and officials from government agencies discusses technologies that allow primary care providers to track patients along the continuum of care.

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AMA Cries for More Cash to Ensure Quality Care

By: Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media, October 14, 2011

The American Medical Association wants the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to start paying doctors extra for care coordination. The fact that many physicians don't currently coordinate care is just one indication of why our national healthcare bill is frighteningly large and rapidly growing larger. This isn't leadership, folks.

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*NEW* Industry Survey 2012

By: October 5, 2011

We know you have something to say. And we want to hear it. Take the 2012 Industry Survey now—in 10 minutes or less, share your insight and help define industry trends. Enter today for the chance to win an iPad!

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Webcast: Achieving Alignment on Strategic Marketing Initiatives

By: October 11, 2011

Date: November 8, 2011
About: In this 90-minute Webcast, benefit from lessons learned from Catholic Health Initiatives’ communication campaign for EHR implementation, and learn what your service lines can mean for marketing opportunities.

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