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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

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Joint Commission Names 620 Top-Performing Hospitals

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, September 19, 2012

Largely absent from the Joint Commission's roster of 620 acute care hospitals named "Top Performers on Key Quality Measures" are academic medical centers, which routinely show up on other "best hospital" lists.

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How to Make a Medical Home Deliver

By: Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media, September 19, 2012

Medical home certification is a designation to be sought for prestige and reimbursement incentives from payers. But does something get lost in translation? Some leaders think so and are working to ensure that what patients experience and internalize about their medical home matches what the organization thinks it's delivering.

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Emergency NPs Get Portfolio Credentialing Alternative

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

A portfolio credentialing program is good news for nurse practitioners who are exam-phobic. More importantly, it could open up new avenues for nurses to attain board certifications in niche specialties.

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Two-Way Data Archive Aims to Control Costs

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

A tool that sits on top of an electronic medical record enables physicians to generate a care plan and give a patient access to it, while securely saving a copy in the patient's medical record. The goal is to ultimately drive patient engagement up and healthcare costs down.

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Intelligence Report: Physician Alignment—Integration over Independence

By: September 10, 2012

Nearly 70% of healthcare leaders anticipate the number of employed physicians to grow by more than 5% over next three years. Learn how healthcare leaders are ensuring alignment as the shift from independent to employed physicians accelerates. This original research and analysis, produced with support from MedSynergies, offers key insight from top healthcare executives, including new case studies from Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Gadsden Riverview Regional Medical Center, and Vanguard Health Chicago.

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Rounds: Kaiser Permanente's Model for 'Total Health'

By: September 10, 2012

Date: October 16, 2012, 12:00–3:00 p.m. (ET)

Kaiser Permanente leaders explore how they successfully leverage information technology, social media, and community-based health programs to empower people to improve their own health. Get real-world solutions, including how to use web tools and social media to create effective linkages between physicians and members; create community outreach programs; and understand the higher role of HIT in coordinating care.

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