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FDA 'Open' to 510(k) Proposals

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, August 1, 2011

Its clearance process for certain medical devices scorched by an Institute of Medicine report, the Food and Drug Administration says it does not believe the process should be eliminated, but will schedule a public hearing to receive further comments.

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HIPAA Access Reports Could Aid Malpractice Attorneys

By: Dom Nicastro, for HealthLeaders Media, August 1, 2011

As outlined under a proposed accounting of disclosures rule, the right of patients to obtain reports identifying who accessed their medical records could be a boon to attorneys working civil privacy suits and malpractice cases.

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Knee-Replacement Needs

By: Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, July 13, 2011

As demand grows for the procedure, so do competition and the challenges to improving volume and quality.  

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HIPAA Disclosure Rule Comments Highlight Provider Opposition

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, August 1, 2011

A proposed HIPAA privacy disclosures rule would be an administrative and financial burden and could intrude on the privacy of healthcare providers, say public comments.

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Opinion: Hospital Cuts Demand Sharp Instruments

By: Michael Regier, for HealthLeaders Media, July 29, 2011

As hospital leaders wonder how they can stomach another round of cuts on top of the $155 billion already sacrificed to support health reform, they must focus on eliminating unnecessary or ineffective care. That means preventing errors, coordinating care to avoid unneeded hospitalizations, and better managing patients with chronic conditions.

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Leadership Requires Top Bench Strength

By: Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media, July 29, 2011

Replacing key leaders is not something you want to contemplate when their departure is imminent. Rather, you want to build systems and processes to identify and develop future leaders from talent within your organization.

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Rounds: The Real Value of ACOs

By: June 13, 2011

Date: August 16, 2011
What: Attend on-site or participate via live webcast.
About: Get accountable care strategies from ACO pioneers Norton Healthcare, Humana, and Palmetto Health--first movers who already have experienced the challenges of building a new framework for healthcare delivery.

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Rounds: Women's Health Strategies for Service Line Growth and Quality

By: August 1, 2011

Date: September 15, 2011
What: Attend on-site or participate via live simulcast About: Learn how host Bon Secours Richmond Health System and invited guest Geisinger Health System maximize downstream revenue in their women's health services, as well as opportunities for integration, quality and customer loyalty. LINK:

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