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Tuesday, February 5, 2013


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Adverse Drug Reactions ID'd by Phone

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, February 5, 2013

In a research experiment, an automated phone system and pharmacists' follow-up calls identify and catch adverse drug events in patients. One observer says the system is "highly promising," but not yet ready for widespread implementation.

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Hang On for Risk-Bearing Contracts, Rewards

By: Jim Molpus, for HealthLeaders Media, February 5, 2013

The shift away from fee-for-service reimbursement models toward risk-bearing contracts is described by one healthcare finance leader as "the most unpredictable opportunity I've ever seen."

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Population Health Perils

By: Edward Prewitt, for HealthLeaders Media, February 4, 2013

Current efforts toward population health management are no more than experiments. Some health systems and practitioners will be winners and others will be losers—and it's too early to know for sure which will be which.

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How to Hire Hospital Staff in Volume and Maintain Quality

By: Chelsea Rice, for HealthLeaders Media, February 4, 2013

A year into her tenure at Christus Health, a seasoned human resources examines her biggest challenge—staffing the health system's new headquarters with 700 new workers.

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HealthLeaders Live from Heartland Health: Cost Containment Lessons

By: HealthLeaders Media Staff, for HealthLeaders Media, January 4, 2013

Date: March 19, 2013, 12:00-3:00 p.m. ET

Heartland Health leaders reveal how to achieve significant, sustainable cost savings by identifying value in best practices and the patient experience. Learn how the team identified areas of waste and cost savings that have consistently added millions of dollars annually to the bottom line.

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HealthLeaders Media Live from Parkview Health: The New Readmissons Plan

By: HealthLeaders Media Staff, for HealthLeaders Media, January 28, 2013

Date: April 18, 2013, 12:00-3:00 p.m. ET

Parkview Health of Fort Wayne, Ind., has worked its way toward the top of the list nationwide for lowest 30-day readmission rates—and this event will show you how. Parkview leaders share their comprehensive strategy for reducing preventable readmissions through a plan of early action, best practices, and coordinated care.

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