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How Predictive Modeling Cuts Hospital Readmissions

By: Karen Minich-Pourshadi, for HealthLeaders Media, April 27, 2012

With the threat of reimbursement losses for preventable 30-day readmissions, healthcare organizations are analyzing care transitions used in tandem with predictive models to keep patients from returning to their facilities unnecessarily.

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The Meaning of Alignment

By: Edward Prewitt, for HealthLeaders Media, April 27, 2012

Hospital-physician alignment is a sought-after state of being. But what it really means depends on where you stand within your organization's structure. For healthcare CEOs and CFOs, alignment can refer to doctors who keep readmissions low. For physician leaders, it can mean hospital executives who stay out of the way.

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Hospital Readmissions, Mortality Incentives Alarmingly Misaligned

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, April 26, 2012

Why does the Affordable Care Act impose much stiffer financial penalties on hospitals with higher 30-day readmission rates than for hospitals with higher 30-day mortality? Isn't preventing death, the ultimate bad outcome, much more important to incentivize?

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Young Doctors Disgruntled, Determined

By: Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, April 26, 2012

Younger physicians are pessimistic about their future, with many blaming healthcare reform and reimbursement issues for what may be ahead, a survey shows. But one Texas MD is determined to keep his practice going.

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Rounds: 4 Steps to Lasting Clinical Excellence from Henry Ford Health System

By: April 12, 2012

Date: May 1, 2012
About: Join HealthLeaders Media and host Henry Ford Health System for a live and simulcast three-hour leadership event and learn new fundamentals for patient safety, readmissions, integration, and process improvement. Access our FREE event case study now, then register for the event to receive exclusive content.

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Webcast: Lower Costs, Boost Productivity in Your Emergency Department

By: April 2, 2012

Date: April 30, 2012
About: Increase emergency department throughput with proven cost-reduction and efficiency improvement strategies from three ED leaders at BestPractices, Ochsner Medical Center, and Banner Estrella Medical Center. This customizable webcast allows you to pre-submit speaker questions to guide the discussion and ensure you get the answers your organization needs.

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