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Tuesday, August 27, 2013


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Physicians' Diagnostic Overconfidence May be Harming Patients

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, August 27, 2013

Institutions that notice diagnostic errors need to have a better way to notify doctors when their diagnoses are incorrect, researchers say, because internists' overconfidence in their diagnostic decisions may be hurting patient care.

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Texas Health Unveils Center for Population Health

By: Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media, August 27, 2013

Opening the research center is part of a strategic plan to move Texas Health Resources squarely into a leadership role in the transition from fee-based healthcare to a value-based reimbursement model, says CEO Douglas Hawthorne.

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ROI of Technology Systems Is More Than Financial

By: Rene Letourneau, for HealthLeaders Media, August 26, 2013

"It's hard or nearly impossible to justify the investment needed for a state-of-the-art EHR with hard-dollar savings," says the CFO of an academic health system. "You have to look beyond that to the intangible benefits, the improvements in delivery of care and positioning your organization to be competitive in the future."

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Employers Behaving Badly

By: Chelsea Rice, for HealthLeaders Media, August 26, 2013

In this week's news roundup: Two large employers announce a drastic change to their employee benefits plans, a rural hospital CEO is sentenced in a stalking case, and the results of a compensation survey fail to wow anyone.

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Webcast: Physician Compensation Models and Metrics Under Population-Based Reimbursement

By: June 17, 2013

Date: August 29, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Join CMOs from Banner Health Network and Blue Cross Blue Shield of AZ as they discuss strategies and metrics for implementing a value-based model of physician compensation.

Register Today

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HealthLeaders Media LIVE From Beaumont Health System: Cardiovascular Services Leadership

By: August 5, 2013

Date: October 8, 2013 | 12:00–3:00PM ET

Discover how Beaumont Health built a physician-led cardiovascular center of excellence delivering improved quality, growth, and patient satisfaction.

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