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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

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ACO Final Rule: 10 Healthcare Leaders Sound Off

By: HealthLeaders Media Staff, October 25, 2011

While the final rules governing accountable care organizations released allow numerous concessions and dangle many carrots to woo providers, many healthcare leaders still have serious concerns.

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Patient Engagement Takes Physician Leadership

By: Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, October 25, 2011

As providers become increasingly accountable for healthcare outcomes, patient engagement grows in significance.  Individuals should take responsibility for their health, but what role do the providers play in turning consumers of care into partners in care?

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ACO Alerts: Antitrust & Exempt-Status Implications

By: Karen Minich-Pourshadi, for HealthLeaders Media, October 24, 2011

Despite the relaxed rules for forming ACOs, new guidelines from three federal guidelines on antitrust violations and tax-exempt status show that the feds will be watching. Healthcare organizations should proceed with caution.

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Medicare Cuts Will Slash Healthcare Jobs, AHA Says

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

In a tactical shift to protect hospital funding from budget cuts, senior leaders at the American Hospital Association and the American Nurses Association are cautioning the Super Committee that any significant cuts to Medicare or Medicaid "could create devastating job losses in our communities."

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Rounds: The Business and Clinical Path to Medical Home

By: October 6, 2011

Date: November 11, 2011
About: Attend on-site or
participate via live simulcast. Live from host St. Joseph Health System—reaching the vision of patient–centered medical home requires strong links between hospital and physician to achieve best patient outcomes. Join us for the dialogue in a special, complimentary Rounds, sponsored by RelayHealth.

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Webcast: Battle-Tested Tactics for Key Internal Marketing Initiatives

By: October 11, 2011

Date: November 8, 2011
About: In this 90-minute Webcast, benefit from lessons learned from Catholic Health Initiatives’ communication campaign for EHR implementation, and learn what your service lines can mean for marketing opportunities.

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