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Wednesday, December 29, 2010


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HMA Sells Mississippi Hospital

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, December 28, 2010

Anderson Regional Medical Center in Meridian, Mississippi, confirmed Tuesday that it will buy Riley Hospital from Health Management Associates, Inc. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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CA Reports Preventable Hospitalizations

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, December 29, 2010

In an effort to identify gaps in care, California has released a report comparing county-by-county rates of avoidable hospitalizations for 14 health conditions. It is the third state in the nation to do so.

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EHR Effectiveness for Hospital Care Questioned

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, December 29, 2010

Except for basic systems used to treat congestive heart failure patients, electronic health records may not be improving process of care measures for many large hospitals, a RAND study suggests.

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Healthcare Workers Drive Flu Prevention in MD

By: Matt Phillion, for HealthLeaders Media, December 29, 2010

At Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Maryland, the flu team's multidisciplinary approach gained support from upper management in the form of mandatory net learning.

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Data’s Impact on Diabetes

By: Gienna Shaw, for HealthLeaders Media, December 28, 2010

The tantalizing prospect of an artificial pancreas notwithstanding, the technology that will make a difference in that area is more familiar and less flashy: electronic health records, telemedicine, and basic information networks for sharing and collecting data.

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Top 12 Nursing Stories of 2010

By: Rebecca Hendren, for HealthLeaders Media, December 28, 2010

In the next few years, will we look back at 2010 and identify it as the year healthcare began to change. There have been turf fights, labor battles, and more attention paid to the difficulties faced by new nurses. Here's a rundown of this year's hottest stories.

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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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Cardiac Care Leadership for Improved Alignment and Outcomes

By: February 15, 2011

Join us live from Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital and share lessons learned from executives at leading national cardiac service lines and medical groups on shared governance, clinical integration, and physician alignment.

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