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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

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Healthcare Quality Metrics 'Abysmal,' Senate Panel Hears

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, July 2, 2013

Quality experts, including the CEO of the National Quality Forum and a former CMS administrator, caution members of the Senate Finance Committee that the current measures by which healthcare quality must be better coordinated to be effective.

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CMS Inspection of Parkland 'Ongoing'; Civil Suit Pending

By: Jacqueline Fellows, for HealthLeaders Media, July 2, 2013

Surveyors from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services are expected to finish their inspection of Dallas-based Parkland Memorial Hospital later this summer. A civil suit stemming from the death of a patient has been approved to proceed by a federal judge.

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Providers May Be Hit by Health Insurance Exchanges

By: Rene Letourneau, for HealthLeaders Media, July 1, 2013

Healthcare CFOs from very different organizations express concern that HIX, both state- and federally operated, will have negative financial repercussions.

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DOMA's Death Raises Questions for HR Executives

By: Chelsea Rice, for HealthLeaders Media, July 1, 2013

The Supreme Court's decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act was clear, but in its wake are questions about precisely how employer-sponsored benefits will be affected.

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Strategic Toolkit for Finance-Focused Solutions – Save 66%

By: June 17, 2013

This toolkit contains three in-depth reports with peer-tested strategies for containing costs, prioritizing budget allocations, and ensuring positive margins across service lines, including the ED:

• "Cost Containment: Targeting Cuts, Enhancing Efficiency, and Using IT"

• "Healthcare IT: Tackling Regulatory, Clinical, and Business Needs"

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

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Roundtable: Building a Leadership Culture

By: July 2, 2013

What attributes make for an effective leadership culture at healthcare organizations? Four executives recently gathered with HealthLeaders Media for an in-depth, three-hour conversation on leadership, organizational culture, and the difficult environment for decision-making.

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