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Friday, August 24, 2012


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Final MU Stage 2 Rules Released

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell and Scott Mace, August 24, 2012

The final rule delays the onset of Meaningful Use Stage 2 criteria until 2014 and specifies the Medicare payment adjustments that will be made for healthcare providers failing to adopt the necessary certified electronic health record technology.

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TX Medical Board Rapped for Poor Oversight

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, August 24, 2012

A consumer safety advocacy group says its review of data shows that physician oversight in Texas is weak. Comparative data from other states, however, suggest the state's record is among the strongest in the nation, says the Texas Medical Board.

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'Hospital of the Future's' Top 20 Features

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, August 23, 2012

Suburban San Diego's $1 billion Palomar Medical Center, which opened this week, boasts several features no other hospital in the country has, says CEO Michael Covert. But they're not just for show; they're meant to improve quality of care.

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Data Changes the Doctors' Game

By: Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, August 23, 2012

For physicians, data sharing with the government is becoming essential. It will impact how they get paid, and whether they receive bonuses or are penalized. While the data collection process is crucial, it's fraught with uncertainty among providers.

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Webcast: Marketing & Metrics—The Cleveland Clinic and Fairview Health Way

By: July 30, 2012

Date: Sept. 14, 2012, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Can you prove the value of your marketing efforts to your organization's bottom line? Learn how marketing leaders from Cleveland Clinic and Fairview Health Services capture, track, and measure the impact of their marketing programs to demonstrate ROI and better support organizational business objectives. Get proven strategies from industry leaders in a new interview-driven format, expanded Q&A, online forum, takeaway presentation, and 60-day post-event on-demand access.

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Webcast: Managing Disruptive Docs in a New Era of Hospital-Physician Relations

By: August 17, 2012

Date: Sept. 17, 1:00–2:30 p.m. (ET)

Left unchecked, disruptive physicians do more than just create a negative work environment; they endanger patient care and can lead to million-dollar lawsuits and bad publicity. Our top experts will show you early intervention techniques and a range of effective resources that can help you reduce behavioral problems, retain star physicians, and create a healthier workplace. Register Today

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