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Seeking ROI Via Population Health Management

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

Population health management is at the core of healthcare reform; it offers hospitals and health systems a pathway to long-term patient care cost reductions. Access to a willing participatory patient population, however, is not enough. A successful PHM program needs collaboration, communication, and data.

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Physicians Need New Approach to Managed Care Contracts

By: HealthLeaders Media Staff, for HealthLeaders Media, June 27, 2012

The changing face of healthcare is resulting in more creative interaction between payers and providers. There is increasing talk about narrow networks, risk sharing, and information sharing. But smaller physician practices may not be a part of those narrow networks, and that could have a detrimental effect on acquiring optimal managed care contracts, says one expert.

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Medical Home's Payoff Comes From Effort and Technology

By: Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, June 26, 2012

Like the game of golf, the secret to a successful patient-centered medical home may boil down to this: a lot of hard work and a few technology tricks. Some providers are finding that tools to measure and analyze data are crucial to the task of extracting healthcare from its fee-for-service sand trap.

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1 in 5 Nurses is Depressed

By: Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media, June 26, 2012

While depression can contribute to lowered productivity and workplace absenteeism, in nurses the symptoms can also jeopardize patient care. The root of the trouble is that nurses often don't recognize depression in themselves, says a report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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Breakthroughs Report: The Promise of Healthcare Analytics

By: June 25, 2012

Healthcare is rich in data. The challenge for healthcare organizations is to make sense of the morass of clinical, financial, and operational information generated. In this HealthLeaders Media Breakthroughs report, four leading healthcare organizations—Brigham and Women's Hospital, St. Luke's University Health Network, Charleston Area Medical Center, and BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina—share insights and lessons learned.

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LIVE Webcast: Prevent 30-Day Readmissions

By: May 25, 2012

Date: June 27, 2012 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET
Learn readmissions approaches that work from speakers at leading healthcare systems. You'll leave this interactive webcast with strategies to standardize care protocols for cardiac and pneumonia patients, improve federal funding for these initiatives, and assess and assign patient risk for readmission, including Medicare FFS patients.

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