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Same-Day Discharge for Elective PCI Patients Cuts Hospital Costs

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, October 5, 2011

By discharging low-risk elective percutaneous coronary intervention patients after a few hours, hospitals could free up bed space and labor resources for other, sicker patients, says a report in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Patient Motivation a Must for Accountable Care

By: HCPro Staff, October 5, 2011

Physicians can recommend treatments and lifestyle changes, but unless patients engage and uses those tools, the provider cannot achieve the quality scores that will result in improved revenue.

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When Data Isn't Enough

By: Gienna Shaw, for HealthLeaders Media, October 4, 2011

Information technology alone can't help people make healthier lifestyle choices. Information is power, but we also need technologies, tools, and solutions that will engage patients who just don't care about their health that much in the first place.

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Nurses Don't Want To Be Doctors

By: Rebecca Hendren, for HealthLeaders Media, October 4, 2011

Nurse practitioners and other advanced practice professionals who use the title "doctor" with patients in care settings makes some physicians apoplectic. Their reaction leaves advanced practice nurses fuming. It leaves me perplexed.

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Industry Survey 2012

By: October 5, 2011

Closes:October 21, 2011
About:
We know you have something to say. And we want to hear it. Take the 2012 Industry Survey now—in 10 minutes or less, share your insight and help define industry trends.
LINK: https://healthleadersmediacouncil.com/intelligence/html.pro?ID=51&pcid=screener

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Webcast: Raise Revenue, Cut Costs in Your Joint Replacement Service Line

By: October 5, 2011

Date: October 12, 2011
About: The world of joint replacement surgery is changing as fast as the rest of healthcare. With less-invasive techniques spreading, surgical volume, competition, and costs are on the rise, while compensation is falling. Surgeons and service line leaders from Hudson Valley Hospital and VHA discuss successful strategies on navigating surgical efficiency and volume, alignment challenges, and competition.
LINK:
http://www.hcmarketplace.com/prod.cfm?id=9688&s=EZINEADH&e_topic=WS_HLM2

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