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Thursday, October 20, 2011


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MRSA Down, C. Difficile Up Slightly, Says CDC

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, October 20, 2011

Four types of common healthcare-associated infections, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, are in decline, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's 2010 report. Clostridium difficile rates, however, resisted prevention efforts.

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Employers Score Savings When Patients Shop By Price

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

An Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield pilot program underway in three states aims to determine whether cash incentives offered by employers can move healthcare consumers to select low-cost facilities for medical care.

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Word of Mouth Works Best When Hospitals Listen

By: Anna Webster, for HealthLeaders Media, October 19, 2011

Sometimes, hospitals talk more than they listen. Hospitals and health systems looking to work word of mouth to their marketing advantage ought to observe social media and take note of what others are saying.

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Dueling Healthcare Proposals Submitted to Super Committee

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, October 19, 2011

How would the two major political parties address cuts to specific healthcare programs? Not in a bipartisan manner, and perhaps not at all.

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Sebelius Hears Rural Health Concerns

By: Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media, October 19, 2011

In this Q&A, the CEO of the Pennsylvania Hospital Association shares insight into a recent rural health roundtable, where providers shared with HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius their concerns about health IT, financial stability, and access to quality care.

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*LAST CHANCE* Industry Survey 2012

By: October 5, 2011

We know you have something to say. And we want to hear it. Take the 2012 Industry Survey now—in 10 minutes or less, share your insight and help define industry trends. Enter today for the chance to win an iPad! Hurry, the survey closes Friday, October 21.

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Webcast: Battle-Tested Tactics for Key Internal Marketing Initiatives

By: October 11, 2011

Date: November 8, 2011
About: In this 90-minute Webcast, benefit from lessons learned from Catholic Health Initiatives’ communication campaign for EHR implementation, and learn what your service lines can mean for marketing opportunities.

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