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Wednesday, December 19, 2012


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How $7.7B Baylor, Scott & White Deal Might Affect Healthcare Costs

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, December 19, 2012

While the proposed merger improves the unified system's economies of scale, efficiencies, market share, and negotiating clout with payers, there are questions about whether or not the accelerating trend of hospital consolidations such as this are escalating healthcare costs for consumers.

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Order Sets, Done Well

By: Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, December 19, 2012

As adoption of electronic medical record systems and CPOE continues, an old debate heats up: How do providers strike a balance between standardizing order sets and customizing care for each patient?

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The Case of the Nurse and the 'Stolen' Scrubs

By: Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media, December 18, 2012

Having taken home a pair of scrubs might cost a nursing student her career. The matter brings up larger questions about honesty and ethics in nursing.

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Big Data Sparks a Quest for Simplicity

By: Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, December 18, 2012

The end of the year is a great time to pause and ask ourselves whether we are trying to gather too much data too fast. Maybe what we really need is small data—the data that matters most.

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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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Rounds: Clinical Integration at Scott & White

By: HealthLeaders Media Staff, for HealthLeaders Media, November 5, 2012

Date: January 8, 2013, 12:00–3:00 p.m. ET
Scott & White physician leaders share how they created an extensive physician and executive leadership development program to bring clinical and business leadership skills together. Register to attend this three-hour virtual seminar on Scott & White's physician-led delivery model with interactive Q&A.

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