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Thursday, June 27, 2013


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Consensus Stirs for Medicare Reform

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, June 27, 2013

A U.S. House subcommittee's review of proposals to improve the Medicare program focuses on three recommendations, but simultaneously restructuring the benefit design, maintaining the average value of benefits, and producing Medicare savings will not be simple.

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Intermountain Launches Analytics Tool for Population Health Data

By: Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, June 27, 2013

OutcomesMiner is intended to help hospitals and clinics determine better medical treatments based on clinical data and patient characteristics.

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Population Health is Not a New Concept

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, June 26, 2013

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is only now putting a spotlight on the good work that's been going on in community health programs for decades. This week, five hospital-led collaboratives will be recognized for their work.

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How Hospitals Can Be 'Sherpa' Brands

By: Jacqueline Fellows, for HealthLeaders Media, June 26, 2013

Research indicates that consumers are ready to take on more responsibility for their own health—that translates to patient engagement. To capitalize on this, healthcare marketers, like Sherpas should offer guidance, trust—and emotional rewards.

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Hospitals Mull Medicare Advantage Opportunities

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, June 26, 2013

Almost all the growth in Medicare in recent years has been accrued to Medicare Advantage. Now health systems and hospitals are considering collaborating with an insurer or developing their own Medicare Advantage plans.

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Strategic Toolkit for Patient-Focused Solutions — Save 66%

By: June 19, 2013

Three exclusive research reports explore peer-tested strategies and best practices for improving patient experience, safety, and clinical quality. Titles include:

•"Patient Experience and HCAHPS: Little Consensus on a Top Priority,"

•"ED Solutions: Preparing for Increased Volume and Decreased Margins," 

•"Clinical Quality: Data Is Key to Survival."

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Webcast: Mayo Clinic & Baylor Health—Social Media Marketing Playbook

By: June 4, 2013

Date: July 24, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Join these marketing leaders as they explore the value in today's most popular digital and mobile social platforms, and how to take steps to develop a coordinated social media strategy that is also aligned with an organization's business goals.

Register Today

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