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Monday, December 20, 2010


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S&P: Healthcare Costs Growth Slowing

By: Jeff Elliott, for HealthLeaders Media, December 20, 2010

Average per capita healthcare costs for the 12-month period ending in October rose at a significantly decelerated pace from the 12-month period ending in May, according to a research report issued by Standard & Poor's (S&P) Indices.

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1 in 6 Americans Gets Food Poisoning Yearly

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, December 20, 2010

Pathogens in food cause 48 million Americans to get sick and result in 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths, according to two reports from federal agencies.

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Public Health Preparedness Jeopardized By Budget Cuts

By: HealthLeaders Media Staff, December 20, 2010

States are better prepared than ever for public health emergencies, but the forecast is nonetheless gloomy, according to a report released by two nonprofit organizations, the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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Diana Petitti: Taking an Evidence-Based Approach to Public Health

By: Carrie Vaughan, for HealthLeaders Media, December 2, 2010

In our annual HealthLeaders 20, we profile individuals who are changing healthcare for the better. Some are longtime industry fixtures; others would clearly be considered outsiders. Some are revered; others would not win many popularity contests. All of them are playing a crucial role in making the healthcare industry better. This is Diana Petitti's story.

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Healthcare Consolidation Happens Quickly in Kentucky

By: Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media, December 17, 2010

Experts have  been predicting consolidation in the healthcare industry for years. Two  announcements that came blowing out of Kentucky  last month have convinced me it's for real this time.

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Webcast: Primary Care for Better Outcomes, Value, and Coordination

By: December 15, 2010

Given the shortage of primary care physicians and the increasingly competitive physician market, you need both proven best-practice strategies and innovative new ideas to recruit, retain, and align your primary care physicians. Join HealthLeaders Media on January 25, at 1 p.m. (EST) for this 90-minute Webcast, including Q&A, to learn how to develop primary care networks that improve outcomes and care coordination for your community. http://www.hcmarketplace.com/prod.cfm?id=9332&s=EZINEADH&e_topic=WS_HLM2

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New Intelligence Report: Reform Readiness

By: December 15, 2010

As the healthcare industry prepares for fundamental change under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, this HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report reveals that 60% of healthcare leaders say neither the quality nor the efficiency of healthcare at their organization will get any better under healthcare reform. Get the free report with exclusive research and analysis at http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/intelligence/120/industry-insight-report.html.

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