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Blum Latest Leader to Exit HHS

By: Christopher Cheney, for HealthLeaders Media, April 24, 2014

As the clock winds down on the Obama administration's final term, CMS Principal Deputy Administrator Jonathan Blum joins what is becoming a steady stream of top federal officials leaving for new career opportunities.

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NFP Hospitals' Revenue Growth Outpaced by Expense Growth Rate

By: Rene Letourneau, for HealthLeaders Media, April 24, 2014

Factors contributing to a grim economic report from Moody's Investors Service include low rate increases from commercial payers, Medicare and Medicaid rate cuts, and a shift in payer mix to more governmental payers, says a Moody's analyst.

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CDC: Try Drug Stewardship to Curb Antibiotic Overuse

By: Lena J. Weiner, for HealthLeaders Media, April 24, 2014

Healthcare providers that adopt a leadership model of drug stewardship can reduce the inappropriate use of antibiotics in hospitals, says the CDC.

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3 Patient Experience Improvements Every Marketer Can Make

By: Marianne Aiello, for HealthLeaders Media, April 23, 2014

Patient experience lays the groundwork for every marketing initiative, yet many healthcare marketers feel they do not have a direct influence on how that experience is delivered. Here's how marketers' internal communication initiatives and C-suite influence can bring about positive change in the lives of patients.

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Why Cedars-Sinai Screens All Inpatient Adults for Depression

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, April 23, 2014

Risk factors that can adversely affect a patient's recovery or trigger a hospital readmission include behavioral issues. The chair of the Cedars-Sinai Department of Psychiatry discusses how screening for depression will become more widespread as hospitals adopt value-based reimbursement models.

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An Unlikely State Schools Nation on Healthcare Payment Reform

By: Christopher Cheney, for HealthLeaders Media, April 23, 2014

With a head start on most of the country, Arkansas is pioneering a series of system-wide payment reforms designed to create a value-based healthcare delivery system.

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Webcast: Patient Experience & HCAHPS—Optimizing Touch Points and Training Internal Champions

By: February 10, 2014

Date: April 24, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Leaders from Community Health Systems and the Baird Group share marketing strategies for communicating patient experience imperatives and developing programs to reinforce them.

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HealthLeaders Media LIVE From Intermountain: Primary Care-Mental Health Integration

By: March 31, 2014

Date: June 17, 2014 | 12:00–3:00PM ET

Find out how Intermountain Healthcare developed a team-based approach that ensures the effective assignment of mental health professionals, along with a care process model built upon a systematic, evidence-based treatment algorithm that is collaborative and measurable.

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