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Wednesday, August 21, 2013


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Health Plan Premiums Rise Moderately

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, August 21, 2013

The weak economy, which has reduced healthcare service utilization, is cited as the leading contributor to moderate growth in health insurance premiums by the Kaiser Family Foundation in its Employer Health Benefits Survey.

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Medical Errors at 10 CA Hospitals Draw Fines of $625K

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, August 21, 2013

California's latest round of penalties for hospital blunders that resulted in patient harm or death includes a wrong-site surgery, feeding errors, a retained surgical object, and a number of unnecessary "emergency" coronary interventions.

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The Trouble with Image Sharing, and the Opportunity

By: Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, August 20, 2013

Hoarding medical imaging data is one of the most highly profitable, and strategic, tactics of hospitals competing in a fee-for-service market. It also represents a huge opportunity to reduce the high cost of healthcare as reform comes online.

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Would You Hire a Deaf Nurse?

By: Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media, August 20, 2013

A nursing school boots out a deaf student over concerns that her hearing loss would limit her ability to safely perform clinical rotations. Nonsense, says the Association of Medical Professionals with Hearing Losses.

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Webcast: Metrics and Marketing—Proving Value in Healthcare Marketing

By: July 24, 2013

Date: September 25, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Join marketing veterans from Capella Healthcare and Jarrard Phillips Cate & Hancock to learn how to implement and measure marketing efforts under common resource challenges found at small to midsize hospitals and health systems.

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Intelligence Report: Advancing Clinical Quality from Data to Decisions

By: July 3, 2013

If two-thirds of healthcare leaders claim a "great deal of experience" with clinical quality and patient safety metrics, why are so many having difficulty turning that data into meaningful improvements? This report uncovers the technological and cultural barriers hampering clinical quality improvements and provides practical, proven recommendations to help overcome them.

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