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Thursday, April 5, 2012


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Groups Urge Caution on 45 Standards of Care

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, April 5, 2012

In a effort led by the American Board of Internal Medicine, nine physician societies have released lists of medical tests and procedures they say may be unnecessary, and in some instances can cause harm.

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ACA Repeal Would Squeeze For-Profit Hospitals

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, April 5, 2012

For-profit hospital operators would face diminished credit positions, higher costs, and slimmer profit margins if the healthcare reform law is struck down, says a report from Moody's Investors Service.

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Health Rankings Spark Population Health Initiatives

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, April 4, 2012

A national report ranking health behaviors, clinical care, and social and economic factors county-by-county shows that population health is largely affected by factors outside a healthcare provider's office.

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Hospitals Find their Place on Pinterest

By: Marianne Aiello, for HealthLeaders Media, April 4, 2012

The demographics of social networking site Pinterest skew slightly older and wealthier than Facebook and Twitter and healthcare marketing pioneers are taking notice.

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Individual Mandate Costs Explained

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, April 4, 2012

Two studies show that the individual mandate would affect only a small number of Americans, that government subsidies would enable most of the affected to cover their health insurance costs, and that without the mandate, government spending would increase by billions of dollars.

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Webcast: Lower Costs, Better Productivity in Your Emergency Department

By: April 2, 2012

Date: April 30, 2012
About: Increase emergency department throughput with proven cost-reduction and efficiency improvement strategies from three ED leaders at BestPractices, Ochsner Medical Center, and Banner Estrella Medical Center. This customizable webcast allows you to pre-submit speaker questions to guide the discussion and ensure you get the answers your organization needs.

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Industry Survey 2012

By: February 14, 2012

Our fourth-annual Industry Survey features a new CEO report, an overall cross-sector report, and individual reports targeting Senior Leaders, Finance heads, Physicians, Nurses, Community & Rural Hospitals, and Service Lines. Take the pulse of the industry; download the reports now.

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