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Cardiac Registry Readmission Rates Now Public

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, July 18, 2013

Readmissions data from an American College of Cardiology's registry is now posted on a federal website, in a move toward more public reporting of procedural outcomes.

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Healthcare CFOs Sing Reform Blues

By: Rene Letourneau, for HealthLeaders Media, July 18, 2013

Despite the prospect of millions of newly insured patients, many hospital and health system finance executives are not expecting healthcare reform to be a boon to their organization's bottom line.

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Senators: Rural Hospitals Hobbled by Digital Divide

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

Members of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee suggest that Farzad Mostashari, MD, the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, has little or no idea of the challenges rural healthcare providers face as they grapple with Meaningful Use requirements.

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5 Commercial ACO Tricks of the Trade

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, July 17, 2013

Commercial accountable care organizations make strange bedfellows out of payers and providers. Accustomed to hardball contracting negotiations, payers and providers find the transition from adversary to partner an uneasy one. These tips can help.

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Ready for a Crisis, and Ready to Flex

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

There's a crisis in your healthcare organization's future. It might be a natural disaster or a data breach, and it's closer than you think. Are you prepared to communicate effectively with the media, patients, and hospital staff?

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Webcast: Physician Compensation Models and Metrics Under Population-Based Reimbursement

By: June 17, 2013

Date: August 29, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Join CMOs from Banner Health Network and Blue Cross Blue Shield of AZ as they discuss strategies and metrics for implementing a value-based model of physician compensation.

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

By: June 18, 2013

61% of healthcare leaders now report overcrowded conditions in their ED—and with them, major concerns about patient safety. With the shortage of PCPs expected to continue driving ED visits up, you need proven solutions. This report explores the strategies leading providers are employing, such as collaboration and efficiency measures, to improve ED throughput even as margins decline.

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