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Monday, April 4, 2011

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ACO Rules Receive Guarded, Mixed Reviews

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, April 4, 2011

While some healthcare industry leaders praise the federal government's proposed accountable care organization rules as a step toward improved coordination of care, others remain skeptical about cost and implementation details.

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Hospitals Added Nearly 20K Jobs in Q1

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, April 4, 2011

The employment picture at physicians' offices, ambulatory services, and nursing and residential care facilities is brightening, Bureau of Labor Statistics data and preliminary data show.

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How ICU Efforts Could Double Some Transplant Rates

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, April 4, 2011

More than twice as many lungs and nearly 50 percent more kidneys could be recovered for transplantation if intensive care physicians and organ procurement coordinators worked together a University of Pittsburgh Medical Center study finds.

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All Children's Hospital Joins Johns Hopkins Medicine

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, April 4, 2011

All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, FL is the first US hospital outside of the Baltimore/Washington DC area to join Johns Hopkins Medicine, the hospitals have announced.

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Part 2: How a CEO Empowered Staff to Save $3M and Their Jobs

By: Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media, April 1, 2011

Chicago's Swedish Covenant Hospital chief Mark Newton details measures taken by hospital staff to meet his challenge, and divulges the wider benefits of leading through a crisis by engaging and empowering employees.

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Rounds: Patient-Centered Accountable Care

By: April 4, 2011

Patient-centered healthcare IS accountable care— accountable for quality, for value, for patient satisfaction. Join us on April 27 live from Griffin Hospital and Planetree, recognized pioneers in patient-centered care, with more actionable strategies from invited thought leaders at Sharp Memorial and the Maine Patient-Centered Medical Home Pilot.

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