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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

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Reductions in Tax Incentives Potentially 'Devastating' to U.S. Healthcare

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, March 21, 2011

Uncertainty over healthcare reform, tax deductions caps, and budget cutsfor social services could severely impact the revenues of nonprofit healthcare providers, an Association for Healthcare Philanthropy survey shows.

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Physician Compensation Up Slightly in Academia

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, March 21, 2011

Academic faculty physicians in primary and specialty care reported slight increases in compensation between 2009 and 2010. However their compensation continues to trail that of physicians in private practice, according to a new report from the Medical Group Management Association.

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HHS Unveils National Quality Strategy

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, March 22, 2011

 While promoting quality care that is focused on patients and communities, the strategy will reduce administrative burdens and facilitate care collaboration for doctors and other providers, the Department of Health and Human Services says.

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Small Providers Benefit from EHRs, Survey Shows

By: Greg Freeman, for HealthLeaders Media, March 22, 2011

Health information technology has benefited even small physician practices with 92% of studies indicating overall positive effects with the use of health IT, David Blumenthal has announced.

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Hospital Financial Risk Assessment Tools Not Limited to ERM

By: Karen Minich-Pourshadi, for HealthLeaders Media, March 21, 2011

Healthcare leaders must know where all their financial risks lie, but assessing and managing that risk as the payment environment evolves is challenging. Enterprise risk management technology tools can help, but they aren't the only solution, says one expert.

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UI Hospitals' Eavesdropping Allegations Spark PR Fiasco

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, March 21, 2011

An office supervisor at a University of Iowa Hospitals urology clinic apparently planted a baby monitor near the desks of some office workers to listen in on conversations. The alleged bugging may have been an isolated incident. But it may reflect deeper issues with trust and engagement at UI.

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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.

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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.

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