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Rates of Early Elective Births 'Disturbing,' Says Watchdog Group

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, January 28, 2011

 Hospitals should work to reduce rates of labor induction before the 39th week of pregnancy when the procedure is not medically necessary, because it is potentially harmful, says The Leapfrog Group.

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Hospital Mass Layoffs Off Record Pace in 2010

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, January 27, 2011

The nation's hospitals reported 10% fewer instances of mass layoffs in 2010, down from 2009's record pace, but still significantly higher than any other year in the last decade, Bureau of Labor Statistics preliminary data shows.

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Evidence-Based Care Gaps Pervasive, Researchers Say

By: HealthLeaders Media Staff, January 28, 2011

Failure to use research-based evidence to inform healthcare decision making is prevalent among patients, caregivers, managers, policymakers, and results in reduced length and quality of life, researchers say.

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Finances Remain Top Concern for Hospital CEOs

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, January 28, 2011

Financial challenges ranked No. 1 on the list of hospital CEOs' top concerns, as it has for the last six years, according to the American College of Healthcare Executives' annual survey of top issues confronting hospital leaders.

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To Contain Costs, Some Hospitals Tackle Patients' Non-Medical Problems

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, January 27, 2011

Surgeon-author Atul Gawande explores how some hospitals are reducing costs and improving care for frequent fliers—their most complex, troublesome, and expensive patients—by simply by taking care of their social, non-medical problems, as well as their medical needs.

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Medical Liability System 'Irrational,' AMA Chair Tells Congress

By: Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, January 27, 2011

Ardis Dee Hoven, MD, chair of the American Medical Association, told the House Judiciary Committee this month that the medical liability system is "broken" and "irrational." After her testimony, the House introduced a measure that would reform the system. But Hoven concedes she has no idea when such a measure might be realized as law.

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Webcast: Proven Strategies to Market Women's Services

By: December 16, 2010

Women are a vital audience to reach—is your marketing cutting it? As the primary healthcare decision-makers and the key to unlocking additional service audiences, you need up-to-date, effective marketing strategies to win women’s loyalty—thus, business—and expand your market share. Join HealthLeaders Media on January 31, at 1 p.m. (EST) for this 90-minute Webcast, including Q&A, and learn from women’s health marketing experts. http://www.hcmarketplace.com/prod.cfm?id=9339&s=EZINEADH&e_topic=WS_HLM2

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Webcast: Proven Strategies to Market Women's Services

By: December 16, 2010

Women are a vital audience to reach—is your marketing cutting it? As the primary healthcare decision-makers and the key to unlocking additional service audiences, you need up-to-date, effective marketing strategies to win women’s loyalty—thus, business—and expand your market share. Join HealthLeaders Media on January 31, at 1 p.m. (EST) for this 90-minute Webcast, including Q&A, and learn from women’s health marketing experts. http://www.hcmarketplace.com/prod.cfm?id=9339&s=EZINEADH&e_topic=WS_HLM2

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