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Thursday, August 2, 2012

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MA Insurers, Hospitals Face Surcharges Under Cost-Control Bill

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, August 2, 2012

A bill passed by the Massachusetts legislature to contain healthcare costs could leave insurers and large hospitals holding the bag for $225 million in surcharges over four years to fund a prevention and wellness trust and infrastructure improvements to community hospitals.

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Hospital Infections Linked to Burned Out Nurses

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, August 2, 2012

Hospitals where higher numbers of nurses report burnout, as measured by the Maslach survey, also had higher rates of surgical site and urinary tract infections than hospitals with fewer burned out nurses, a report says.

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Healthcare Reform Pace is Dizzying, but Unavoidable

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, August 1, 2012

Many physicians, upset by the sweeping changes in medicine being brought on by healthcare reform and market demands, indicate they plan to leave the practice of medicine over the next decade. Everyone fears change, especially when we perceive we have little control over it.

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Grow Hospital Volume and Revenue with Employee Care

By: Marianne Aiello, for HealthLeaders Media, August 1, 2012

How many of your own employees are receiving care at their place of work? It may be fewer than you think. Converting employees into patients is an easy way to grow volume, take care of your own, and create an internal sales force.

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Medicare Fix Remains Elusive

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, August 1, 2012

The program designed half a century ago to help the elderly and disadvantaged pay for healthcare has exploded into a costly, complicated magnet for fraud. As the pace of healthcare reform quickens, one thing is constant: the inability of Congress to fix Medicare.

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Webcast: Marketing & Metrics—The Cleveland Clinic and Fairview Way

By: July 30, 2012

Date: September 14, 2012, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Can you prove the value of your marketing efforts to your organization's bottom line? Learn how marketing leaders from Cleveland Clinic and Fairview Health Services capture, track, and measure the impact of their marketing programs to demonstrate ROI and better support organizational business objectives. Get proven strategies from industry leaders in a new interview-driven format, expanded Q&A, online forum, takeaway presentation, and 60-day post-event on-demand access.

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Intelligence Report: Clinical Quality—Data is the Key to Survival

By: July 10, 2012

Healthcare organizations today overwhelmingly track clinical quality outcomes and patient safety metrics. However, while 76% are implementing EHRs, only 44% say the systems benefit patient safety, according to this HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report. Get the free report or Premium version with exclusive research and analysis.

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