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Are You Ready for an ACO?

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

Whether your organization is ready to adopt the accountable care organization model or still trying to figure out the options, here are some of the key questions leadership teams must consider carefully.

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Dangerous Injection Practices Still a Threat

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

Over the last decade, accessing shared injectable medications with reused syringes and other unsafe practices have resulted in 130,000 patients being notified they were at risk of infection with viruses or bacteria, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Cut Physician Preference Costs by Building Physician Bonds

By: Karen Minich-Pourshadi, for HealthLeaders Media, June 4, 2012

Physician preference items can be costly, yet eliminating them poses the risk of conflict between a hospital and its physicians. It doesn't have to be that way. UC Health in Cincinnati saved more than $45 million in PPI costs over two years by bringing physicians into the selection process.

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Healthcare Drives US Job Growth in May

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

Healthcare continues to be one of the few steady bright spots in the latest U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics monthly job growth report. The reports have otherwise been erratic and lackluster since the economic downturn in 2008.

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LIVE Webcast: Prevent 30-Day Readmissions

By: May 25, 2012

Date: June 27, 2012 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET
Join us for readmissions approaches that work. You’ll leave this interactive webcast with strategies to standardize care protocols for cardiac and pneumonia patients, improve federal funding for these initiatives, and assess and assign patient risk for readmission, including Medicare FFS patients. Featuring speakers from Mount Sinai Medical Center and Intermountain Healthcare.

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Rounds: Excellence in Cardiac Care—Elements of Success from The Mount Sinai Medical Center

By: May 25, 2012

Date: July 18, 12:00–3:00 p.m. ET
How do you balance the latest in advanced cardiovascular treatment with market growth? Join HealthLeaders Media and the cardiovascular team at The Mount Sinai Medical Center to learn how Sinai has reinvented one of the top cardiovascular enterprises in the country, and has climbed up the national rankings dramatically in the past five years. 

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