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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

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HHS Floats $5B Package to Cut 'Burdensome' Hospital Regs

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, October 19, 2011

A package of reforms aimed at hospitals and announced by the Department of Health and Human Services will do away with "overly burdensome regulations," says HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

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Medicare Ratings System Largely Untapped By Seniors

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, October 19, 2011

The federal government's efforts to promote the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Star Quality Ratings for health plans is so far not reaching most of its target audience, a survey shows.

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3 Health Technologies to Watch

By: Gienna Shaw, for HealthLeaders Media, October 18, 2011

Healthcare organizations have checked a lot of technologies off their to-do lists. Here's my take on three technologies that demand the attention of leadership: telehealth, patient portals, and ICD-10 - - a ticking time bomb that could blow margins to smithereens if it's implemented too late.

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4 Tips for Retaining Nurses Who Work Past Retirement

By: Rebecca Hendren, for HealthLeaders Media, October 18, 2011

More than a quarter of nurses surveyed recently believe they will never be able to fully retire. That's bad news for them, but it's good news for hospitals. Leadership must accommodate the needs of aging workers, however, to reap the rich rewards of a seasoned staff.

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*LAST CHANCE* 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! Hurry, the survey closes Friday, October 21.

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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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