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Thursday, March 24, 2011


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Carilion Clinic Announces Leadership Changes

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, March 23, 2011

 Edward Murphy, MD, the health system's president and CEO announces his departure, and Carilion names Nancy Howell Agee president and CEO effective July 1. Murphy will continue to serve on Carilion's board.

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IOM Recommends Clinical Practice Guideline Standards

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, March 24, 2011

The Institute of Medicine has issued two reports that it says will provide an objective and consistent framework for clinical practice guidelines, and standardize systematic reviews of comparative effectiveness.

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Office-based Physicians Support 4M Jobs, Says AMA

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, March 24, 2011

An American Medical Association study provides state-by state information on the $1.4 trillion economic impact of office-based physicians in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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MLR May Sting, but HIEs Could KO Health Insurance Brokers

By: Jeff Elliott, for HealthLeaders Media, March 23, 2011

A battle to exempt health plan broker commissions from the medical loss ratio rule is underway. But a more serious threat may be lurking in the form of the health insurance exchanges that could effectively eliminate the need for agents and brokers.

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Hospitals Offer Amenities to Drive Patient Volume

By: Doug Desjardins, for HealthLeaders Media, March 23, 2011

Studies show upscale amenities such as private rooms and gourmet food are more important to patients than a hospital's clinical quality of care.

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NACHC, Citing Cost Benefits, Urges Alliances with Hospitals

By: Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media, March 23, 2011

A National Association of Community Health Centers' policy brief underscores a growing influence that is hard to ignore: Community health centers are key providers of primary care for many and part of an evolving system of care in this country.

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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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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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