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Thursday, October 24, 2013


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Doctors in Residency Fail Tests of Common Courtesy

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, October 24, 2013

Interns observed interacting with hospitalized patients exhibited five basic behaviors associated with etiquette-based medicine during only 4% of all encounters.

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The Trouble With Pay-for-Performance

By: Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media, October 24, 2013

The author of a study on pay for performance in healthcare, says there is little evidence to support that that incentives for following certain processes that have been proven to add value… actually improve quality or value.

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Population Health Fuel? Community-Based Initiatives

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

The need for big changes driven by health care reform brings tremendous opportunities for community hospitals to play an even greater role in the health and welfare of the people they serve. Having a leadership strategy is crucial.

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Gamification Ratchets Up Employee Engagement

By: Jacqueline Fellows, for HealthLeaders Media, October 23, 2013

On a mission to improve health literacy among its employees as a pathway toward improving health outcomes, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota found a solution that not only engaged them, it turned some into "change prophets."

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Lower Medical Claims Costs Linked to Payer's Dental Program

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

Six years after launching a dental medical integration program, Aetna reports that hospital admissions and claims costs are down, while diabetes control has improved by 45% among 1.5 million patients.

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HealthLeaders Media LIVE from Memorial Hermann: The Readmissions Master Plan

By: September 30, 2013

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Intelligence Report: Physician Alignment in the New Shared Risk Environment

By: September 12, 2013

As admission levels and patient mix continue to change, discover how healthcare leaders are forging new collaborative working relationships and developing new productivity measures for both employed and independent physicians.

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