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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

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'Redistricting' Considered for Liver Donor Maps

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, July 23, 2013

Researchers report that the existing distribution model of organs for liver transplants is unbalanced and depends upon longstanding relationships among medical centers. Organ donor advocates are calling for a change in the allocation process.

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Healthways Inks Deal with Ornish

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, July 23, 2013

Programs developed by Dean Ornish, MD, for coronary artery disease, Type II diabetes, and early-stage prostate cancer are expected to extend Healthways' existing portfolio of well-being improvement programs.

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Top 3 Headaches of Healthcare Finance Execs

By: Rene Letourneau, for HealthLeaders Media, July 22, 2013

Funding difficulties represent just one of the challenges hospital and health system CFOs must contend with. Alongside new reimbursement models and an increasingly intricate revenue cycle, the complexities really start to add up.

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Employer Mandate Delay No Free Pass

By: Chelsea Rice, for HealthLeaders Media, July 22, 2013

Healthcare providers with high headcounts get a break—they won't have to supply affordable health insurance to their employees or face a fine—yet. But hospitals and health systems still have to be prepared to deal with health insurance exchanges on Oct 1.

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HealthLeaders Media Live from Sharp Memorial Hospital: Emergency Department Throughput Redesign

By: June 4, 2013

Date: August 20, 2013, 12:00-3:00 p.m. ET

The leadership team of Sharp Memorial Hospital shows how to improve ED throughput and satisfaction at no extra cost using Lean techniques, bedside triage, and "pod and huddle" teams. Don't miss out on this interactive presentation. Attend live or virtually.

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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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