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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

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Announcing the 2009 Top Leadership Teams in Healthcare

By: HealthLeaders Media, August 26, 2009

An inner-city health system that has become a model for safety-net hospitals, and a small, rural hospital that has set its own high bar for quality are among the winners in the 6th annual HealthLeaders Media Top Leadership Teams in Healthcare program, sponsored by Cejka Search, GE Healthcare, Philips Healthcare, and Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis.

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Millions May Be Overspent on Purchases Based on Physician Preference

By: Janice Simmons, for HealthLeaders Media, August 26, 2009

Hospitals and healthcare organizations may be overspending on high-cost medical supplies because they could be influenced by physician preferences, according to a review by ECRI Institute.

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Americans Doubt Healthcare Reform Will Improve Quality, Cost

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, August 25, 2009

Most Americans are satisfied with the status quo for their own healthcare and are doubtful that reforming the system will create affordable or better quality medical care, according to a Thomson Reuters study released today.

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New Efforts to Insure Young Adults May Beat Reform Proposals to the Punch

By: Janice Simmons, for HealthLeaders Media, August 26, 2009

One of the largest groups of uninsured in the country today is young adults. While they make up about 18% of the adult population, they account for up to 28% of the uninsured: an estimated 10.3 million young adults lacked health insurance coverage, according to figures from the Urban Institute.

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AMA President Dives into Blogosphere

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, August 25, 2009

J. James Rohack, MD, is the 164th president of the American Medical Association, but he is the first one to have his own blog.

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Are Personal Health Records the Right Path?

By: Carrie Vaughan, for HealthLeaders Media, August 25, 2009

Given the emphasis on personal health records in the "meaningful use" recommendations by the HIT Policy Committee, it seems that PHRs are here to stay, which I, for one, believe is a good thing.

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Summit to Explore Strategies, Opportunities in Healthcare Globalization

By: Ben Cole, for HealthLeaders Media, August 21, 2009

Organizers of the Health Care Globalization Summit seek to help executives learn how to maximize their opportunities in the global healthcare marketplace.

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