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Thursday, January 19, 2012

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CLASS Act Repeal Bill Heads to Full House

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, January 19, 2012

An unnamed Democratic Senator is quoted by the chair of the House Ways & Means Committee as calling the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports Act a "Ponzi scheme of the first order."

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Controlling Nurse Labor Costs

By: Karen Minich-Pourshadi, for HealthLeaders Media, January 19, 2012

By taking a new approach to nurse overtime, the use of supplemental labor, and retention efforts, healthcare organizations can save money without sacrificing jobs.

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Eliminating Individual Mandate Would Come With Strings

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, January 18, 2012

A report by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation analyzes, under four scenarios, what the loss of the individual mandate could mean for health insurance premiums, coverage, and uncompensated care.

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Inside a Critical Access Hospital's IT Decision-Making Process

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

The efficiency-minded CEO of a 25-bed rural hospital explains why he opted for a remotely hosted system. Avoiding the upfront costs of onsite implementation was just one reason.

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Giving Every Patient the Beyoncé Experience

By: Marianne Aiello, for HealthLeaders Media, January 18, 2012

The patient experience bar has been set low, creating a prime opportunity for hospital marketers to give every patient the celebrity treatment, even if there isn't room in the budget for any major redesigns.

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Rounds On-Demand: The Business and Clinical Path to Medical Home

By: January 18, 2012

Reaching the vision of patient-centered medical home requires strong links between hospital and physician to achieve best patient outcomes. View our a special, complimentary Rounds hosted by St. Joseph Health System and sponsored by RelayHealth.

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New Book: The Complete Guide to Strategic Marketing for the Cardiovascular Service Line

By: January 18, 2012

Get key marketing concepts, practical tools, and straightforward ideas to augment a cardiovascular service line administrator's ever-expanding skill set, help overall service line performance, and create real value.


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