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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

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Outpatient Care Expansion Comes Under Scrutiny

By: Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, February 1, 2012

Even the most ardent proponents of outpatient care say its pace of growth may slow, depending on a community's need for integrated care and specific demand for multidisciplinary approaches.

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Breast Cancer Reexcision Rates Vary Widely

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, February 1, 2012

A breast cancer surgery patient's likelihood of enduring a second surgery varies depending on her choice of hospital, surgeon, and even her clinical profile, a study suggests.

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To Contain Hospital Costs, Leaders Must Look to IT

By: Edward Prewitt, for HealthLeaders Media, January 31, 2012

With the need to control costs a top concern among hospital executives, technology is the only means by which healthcare systems can make it out of their current impasse.

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Stop Requiring Nurses to Work Overtime

By: Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media, January 31, 2012

Mandatory overtime is "repugnant to most nurses" says a nursing educator. Fatigue, job dissatisfaction, and high turnover rates are just a few of the consequences.

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ACOs: Tailoring Your Own Solution

By: November 21, 2011

The HealthLeaders Media CFO Exchange brought together 30 top finance leaders from hospitals and health systems to share ideas on how to best guide their organizations through the uncertainty brought about by specific healthcare mandates and general economic upheaval. The report reveals that leaders are developing their own ACO solutions, rather than relying on governmental ACO structures.

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Book: The Complete Guide to Physician Relationships

By: January 19, 2012

Based on extensive research and an in-depth survey of nearly 200 physicians, The Complete Guide to Physician Relationships outlines exactly what information physicians want and how they want to receive it from healthcare leaders, peers, marketing executives, and physician relations representatives. Get the critical data that you need to succeed with your physician relations, referral, and communication efforts.

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