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Thursday, April 18, 2013

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Hospitals Crack Down on Frequent Fliers

By: Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, April 18, 2013

With renewed urgency, hospitals, healthcare systems, and insurers are initiating strategies to curtail what is a growing problem – the use of emergency department services by patients who return to time and again.

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Big Data Contest Looks to Solve Healthcare Puzzles

By: Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, April 18, 2013

The Care Transformation Prize Series will provide at least three quarterly prizes of $100,000 to the teams that develop, using data analytics, the best solutions to healthcare challenges selected by the public.

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Hospital Thrift Store Cashes In On Volunteer Spirit

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

Managed by volunteers who are considered part of the workforce, a hospital thrift shop in Illinois has raised more than $2 million over the last two years. But that's only part of the shop's value, which is seen as critical to hospital operations.

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Health Plan's Secret Sauce is Social Media

By: Jacqueline Fellows, for HealthLeaders Media, April 17, 2013

Magellan Health Services has found a surprising way to not only engage patients, but to change the behaviors that contribute to their health problems. In the pilot program, Magellan reduced readmission rates and exceeded its engagement goals.

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Engaged Patients Cost Less

By: Marianne Aiello, for HealthLeaders Media, April 17, 2013

Patients' level of engagement is directly linked to their health-related outcomes. It's more than just good medicine—engaged patients with the same chronic illness had lower healthcare costs than their less-engaged counterparts, a study shows.

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Webcast: Develop an Innovative and Integrated Palliative Care Program

By: HealthLeaders Media Staff, for HealthLeaders Media, March 19, 2013

Date: Date: April 23, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Join experts from Sutter Health and Saint Agnes Medical Center and learn new tools and strategies for developing a multidisciplinary palliative care program.

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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 explains the results of a 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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