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Wednesday, September 25, 2013


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Insurers Enter HIXs Despite Gaping Uncertainty

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, September 25, 2013

Most health insurers say they will take part in health insurance exchanges despite concerns about how the programs will function, technical barriers, and the health status of participants. Meanwhile, a federal study finds that premiums will cost less than originally expected and selection will be broad.

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Delivering Safety Over Convenience

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, September 25, 2013

Driven by safety evidence and new reporting requirements, neonatology units are curbing elective early deliveries. But some patients are insistent.

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SLIDESHOW: Council Connection–ED Performance and Viability

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

According to HealthLeaders' May Intelligence Report, while 84% of healthcare leaders expect their emergency department patient volume to increase within the next three years, at least six in 10 expect their ED's operating margins and reimbursement rates to decline during that period.

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Farzad Mostashari Looks Back as He Steps Down

By: Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, September 24, 2013

The departing National Coordinator for Health IT reflects on the effect of the sequester, says meaningful use Stage 2 is a done deal, and lauds the free market for EHRs.

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Nurse Leaders: Love the Job, Not the Paycheck

By: Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media, September 24, 2013

When it comes to job satisfaction, a new survey shows nurse leaders have a lot to like, but about one-third also perceive inequity in treatment compared with non-nursing departments.

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Don't Miss a Single issue — Action Requested!

By: September 17, 2013

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Webcast: Orthopedics Service Line Success—Physician Engagement, Efficiency, and Quality

By: August 12, 2013

Date: October 16, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Join orthopedic leaders as they offer evidence-based strategies for improving orthopedic efficiency, quality, and performance while also increasing collaboration, cost savings, and market share within the service line.

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Webcast: The New Patient Experience Model—Strategies to Leverage the Patient Perspective

By: July 31, 2013

Date: November 5, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Marketing leaders from Covenant Health and Studer Group will help healthcare executives understand the importance of creating a patient-centered culture, share actionable examples of experience improvement techniques, and demonstrate how marketing can promote and sustain the hospital's patient experience strategy.

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