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MGMA: Practice Revenue Increases with EHRs

By: Jeff Elliott for HealthLeadersMedia, October 28, 2010

Medical practices that have implemented electronic health record systems produce better financial results than those that that still use paper medical records, research from the Medical Group Management Association shows.

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Pneumonia Misdiagnosis on Readmission Frequent, Costly

By: Roxanna Guilford-Blake, for HealthLeaders Media, October 28, 2010

Pneumonia is frequently misdiagnosed upon hospital readmission, leading to overuse of antibiotics and higher healthcare costs, according to two companion studies presented at the Infectious Diseases Society of America annual meeting.

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Medicare Cheat Used Homeless in Fraud Scheme

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, October 28, 2010

A patient recruiter who sold homeless Medicare beneficiaries' personal information to fraudulent Los Angeles medical clinics has been ordered to pay half a million dollars and sentenced to prison, federal officials say.

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MGMA Report Links Physician Compensation to Practice Ownership

By: HealthLeaders Media Staff, October 28, 2010

The median total medical revenue for a multispecialty hospital-owned practice per full-time-equivalent physician is significantly lower than for groups not owned by hospitals,  Medical Group Management Association research finds.

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Getting Supply Chain Right

By: Roxanna Guilford-Blake for HealthLeaders Media, October 13, 2010

Automation can help hospitals get the right product to the right person at the right time for the right price.

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Intelligence Report: Patient Experience - Help Wanted

By: October 15, 2010

While 72% of senior healthcare leaders say that patient experience has been a priority in the past year, only 1 of 8 CEOs has primary responsibility for it. Our exclusive, original research and analysis examines this paradox and delves into the realm of patient experience and its challenges, including why healthcare leaders report lack of success in achieving the kind of patient experience they need to provide.

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HealthLeaders Media Rounds: Building Accountable Care Organizations

By: October 26, 2010

Hospitals and physicians are working hurriedly to build systems of care that reward quality, outcomes, and high-value care—the ingredients of the accountable care organization. Innovative healthcare leaders like Carilion Clinic, Norton Healthcare, and Sinai Health System are getting ready now for the future of healthcare system delivery. Join us on Dec. 9 from Carilion Clinic and share the lessons these leaders have learned.

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Breakthroughs Report: Future Healthcare: Collaboration, data, and process improvement to lower costs and raise quality

By: October 28, 2010

Explore strategies to accelerate the drive toward more cost-efficient and quality healthcare. In this new HealthLeaders Media Breakthroughs report, leading hospital systems—Virtua, Crouse Hospital, Heartland Health, and The Chester County Hospital—share insights and lessons learned.

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Marketing Leaders Should Grab the Patient Experience Wheel

By: Marianne Aiello, for HealthLeaders Media, October 27, 2010

Though improving the patient experience is a higher strategic priority, a lack of accountability often challenges advancement.

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CHCs as Training Grounds for Primary Care Physicians

By: Cora Nucci, for HealthLeaders Media, October 27, 2010

A report published by the National Association of Community Health Centers suggests that the community health center system has an important role to play in training the nation's future primary care docs.

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Could Health Plans Derail ACOs?

By: Jeff Elliott, for HealthLeaders Media, October 27, 2010

The reality is that everyone will protect their own interests, which has health plans knocking on doors in Washington, making sure federal agencies are aware that collaboration among already powerful healthcare providers under the ACO model also includes the risk of collusion.

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