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Friday, October 25, 2013


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NCQA: Appropriate Use of Antibiotics by Providers 'Declining'

By: Doug Desjardins, October 25, 2013

The National Committee for Quality Assurance has been tracking the use of antibiotic treatment in adults with acute bronchitis since 2006 and has found that compliance with not prescribing antibiotics has been "strikingly and perpetually low."

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Slideshow: HLM Council Members on the Primacy of Primary Care

By: HealthLeaders Media Staff, for HealthLeaders Media, October 25, 2013

We asked members of the HealthLeaders Media Council about how primary care fits into their organizations' overall service line strategies. And we asked them to tell us their main goals for their primary care service lines.

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Pronovost Lauds Patient Reporting of Adverse Events via FDA Site

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

The FDA apparently isn't satisfied that doctors and hospitals are reporting all they know about drug errors and harm from medical devices. A top physician and safety advocate says enabling patients to report events is a welcome "paradigm shift."

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Peer Messengers Help Docs Get Back On Track

By: Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, October 24, 2013

A program at VUMC is making significant inroads in helping physicians turn around their practices or behaviors after patients complain about them, either because of the doctors' actions or their clinical work.

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By: September 17, 2013

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Webcast: Telemedicine—A Strategic Tool to Grow Revenue and Drive Efficiency

By: September 23, 2013

Date: November 19, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Learn how specialists and specialty services are reaching outside hospital and clinic walls to engage patients via the Internet, and how telemedicine innovators are overcoming challenges such as billing, scheduling and contractual agreements. Telemedicine pioneers share strategies proven to bridge access gaps, improve patient experience, and streamline care through new mobile technologies.

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Intelligence Report: Population Health Management—Steps to Risk Sharing and Data Analytics

By: October 10, 2013

With the shift away from volume-based reimbursement, population health management has emerged as a leading model to ensure quality care at lower costs. This report explores how better collaboration and mastery of data analytics can help you build a successful integrated and collaborative network for population health management.

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