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Monday, March 21, 2011


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Primary Care Gaining Popularity In Residency Matches

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, March 21, 2011

The number of U.S. medical school students who will enter family medicine residency positions rose 11% over 2010, the second year of increase of these positions in a row, according to the American Association of Medical Colleges.

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Readmission Reduction Strategies Pay Off

By: Karen Minich-Pourshadi, for HealthLeaders Media, March 16, 2011

Two hospitals offer lessons on decreasing rehospitalization.

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Know Your Readmission Risk Score

By: Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media, March 16, 2011

By targeting the 20% of patients who account for 51% of preventable readmissions, healthcare leaders can cut costs, improve outcomes, and avoid payer penalties.

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Patient Portals: A Look Forward

By: Gienna Shaw, for HealthLeaders Media, March 16, 2011

What’s now and what’s next for patient portals: online capabilities that will make patients, providers, and the CFO happy.

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As CEO Turnover Rate Drops, So Does Job Satisfaction

By: Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media, March 18, 2011

It's a frustrating time to be a hospital chief. In the midst of shrinking Medicare reimbursements, the threat of consolidation, and the shift from volume-based growth to growth based on quality and value, the CEO exodus may be just beginning.

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Webcast: Boost Market Share with Your Oncology Services

By: February 14, 2011

Given the growing trend toward all-inclusive cancer centers, do you know how to differentiate your own oncology services to protect and grow your market share? Your oncology care is distinct. Its marketing should be, too. Join HealthLeaders Media on March 31 for this 90-minute Webcast, including Q&A and a case study, for valuable lessons from marketing leaders. http://www.hcmarketplace.com/prod.cfm?id=9460&s=EZINEADH&e_topic=WS_HLM2

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Rounds: Orthopedic Leadership Strategies: Engage, Measure, and Perform

By: February 14, 2011

Forward-thinking orthopedic leaders are ensuring high performance and coordination among a carefully constructed caregiver team. Those leaders are also exploring the right metrics to know whether the outcomes they are tracking are the most meaningful to patients. Join the executive and clinical leadership team from nationally renowned MemorialCare Health System and orthopedic innovator Marshall Steele, MD, on March 29 for a three-hour dive into essential orthopedic leadership strategy. http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/rounds/

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