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Wednesday, July 20, 2011


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FDA Defines Its Authority Over Mobile Medical Apps

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, July 20, 2011

Draft guidelines released by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration signal that the agency will seek to oversee only those mobile applications that physicians would most likely use to diagnose or monitor a patient's medical condition.

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U.S. News Releases 'Best Hospitals' Rankings

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, July 20, 2011

The annual U.S. News & World Report rankings, whether considered measures of quality of care or measures of national reputation, remain popular and coveted.

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Scranton Scramble: CHS to Acquire Moses Taylor, Geisinger to Buy CMC

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, July 20, 2011

In the span of an hour or so, Community Health Systems announced plans to buy Moses Taylor Health Care System, and Geisinger Health System confirmed that it will acquire the Community Medical Center in Scranton, PA. Financial details were not disclosed for either deal.

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The Hospital of the Future

By: Gienna Shaw, for HealthLeaders Media, July 13, 2011

Reform-era strategy requires leaders to find balance among their unique market position, culture, and core competencies. Hospitals are finding the best solutions to provider collaboration by structuring leadership.

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Nurse Educators Plot Retention Strategies

By: Rebecca Hendren, for HealthLeaders Media, July 19, 2011

In-depth education and professional development is vital to nurse retention and patient care, leaders said at the National Nursing Staff Development Organization in Chicago. Retention will require evidence-based evaluations of education departments, patient outcomes, and efficiencies from new technology.

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5 Steps to Successful CPOE

By: Gienna Shaw, for HealthLeaders Media, July 19, 2011

Healthcare organizations are finding that a balanced approach to launching systems such as computerized physician order entry is a good strategy. This way they get buy-in from critical stakeholders and get to 'go-live' efficiently.

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Webcast: Cultivating Physician-Hospital Alignment in the ACO Era

By: June 14, 2011

Date: July 20, 2011
About: Integration will be the key to success in the accountable care era, whether your organization develops an official ACO or not. Organizations must develop strong relationships with employed and affiliated physicians. Join us to get alignment strategies to thrive in an increasingly integrated industry.
LINK: http://www.hcmarketplace.com/prod.cfm?id=9582&s=EZINEADH&e_topic=WS_HLM2

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Webcast: Creating an ACO Marketing Language

By: June 21, 2011

Date: July 27, 2011
About: As a marketer, you need to learn the new paradigm of managing population health vs. growing patient volume in a traditional environment. Advance your understanding of how to align ACO marketing with business needs, as well as market accountability to providers, and ultimately your community. LINK: http://www.hcmarketplace.com/prod.cfm?id=9597&s=EZINEADH&e_topic=WS_HLM2

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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.
LINK: http://www.hcmarketplace.com/prod-9589-EZINEADB&e_topic=WS_HLM2

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