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Thursday, January 30, 2014


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ICU Infection Prevention Practices Lax

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, January 30, 2014

Better adherence and development of infection control protocols in intensive care units would significantly reduce hospital-acquired infections, which result in $33 billion in additional costs to the healthcare system each year, researchers say.

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6 Ways to Avoid Unintentional Medicare Fraud

By: Greg Freeman, January 30, 2014

Mismanagement or sloppy business practices can quickly lead to trouble with Medicare fraud investigators, even when healthcare providers have no intention to defraud the government.

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AHA's Advocate for Rural Health Names Top Concerns

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, January 29, 2014

The new head of the AHA's governing council representing small or rural hospitals discusses his most pressing challenges: addressing the shortage of health professionals, advancing population health, and preserving the critical access hospital designation.

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Physician Recruitment Strategies Get More Personal

By: Marianne Aiello, for HealthLeaders Media, January 29, 2014

At Baystate Health, the largest system in western Massachusetts, marketers identify the greatest attribute the organization has to offer physicians and build a campaign around it employing consistency, automation, and tracking.

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Private HIX Show the Way to Transformed Benefits

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, January 29, 2014

A test of consumer behavior shows many employees willing to give up healthcare benefits for lower premiums, and ready to spend defined-contribution money on other benefits.

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Webcast: Forge Partnerships Across the Care Continuum—Metrics and Workflows

By: January 20, 2014

Date: March 14, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Join leaders from SCL Health System and Collaborative Healthcare Strategies as they reveal how to successfully align with external entities across the care continuum to reduce readmissions, improve care quality, and streamline workflows.

Register Today

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HealthLeaders Media LIVE from Geisinger: Care Coordination & Population Health

By: January 20, 2014

Date: March 27, 2014 | 12:00–3:00PM ET

Find out how the leaders of Geisinger Health System drove down costs in the care continuum by leveraging the power of their ProvenHealth Navigator model, a system that combines evidence-based best practices, electronic health records, and quality and accountability metrics to standardize care processes.

Register Today

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