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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

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AHIP: Hospital Inpatient Pricing Up Sharply

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, March 20, 2013

Unadjusted hospital prices per admission rose by an average annual growth rate of 8.2% between 2008 and 2010, a study from America's Health Insurance Plans shows. But hospital groups cite federal data showing that premium rates for private insurers have risen faster than underlying healthcare costs.

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Berwick: Quest Program Results 'A Breakthrough'

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, March 20, 2013

Premier Healthcare Alliance's data- practice-sharing project, Quest, has saved 92,000 lives and $9.1 billion since 2007 through significant reductions in cost, mortality, and infections, the group says.

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HIMSS Recap: Intermountain Shares Tech Goodies, Big Data Plans

By: Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, March 19, 2013

Tech ideas that promise to improve healthcare or save costs can generate lots of interest. But having the ability to crank out concepts and partner with companies that can get them to market is where the rubber meets the road.

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Upend the Hospital Hierarchy

By: Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media, March 19, 2013

The current clinical hierarchy, a top-down structure where power starts with physicians and flows down to nurses, is flawed. Is this really the best way to care for patients?

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Webcast: Develop an Innovative and Integrated Palliative Care Program

By: HealthLeaders Media Staff, for HealthLeaders Media, March 19, 2013

Date: Date: April 23, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Join experts from Sutter Health and Saint Agnes Medical Center and learn new tools and strategies for developing a multidisciplinary palliative care program.

Register Today

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