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Friday, October 5, 2012


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Q&A: Kaiser Permanente CEO Halvorson on Retirement

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

Kaiser Permanente chairman and CEO George Halvorson discusses his plans to step down in December 2013 from his dual role as chief of the nation's largest nonprofit health plan and head of a health system with 37 hospitals and 600 medical offices.

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Prescription Drug Abuse Rates Hound Providers

By: Jacqueline Fellows, for HealthLeaders Media, October 5, 2012

To curb prescription drug abuse, pain management advocates are trumpeting training programs for physicians and other healthcare providers over an FDA proposal to change labeling requirements on opioids.

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Physicians Inch Toward Boiling Point

By: Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, October 4, 2012

With as many as 60% of physicians itching to quit, it's time to address the chief factors pushing them toward the exits—malpractice concerns in an oppressive business climate, and lack of forceful group representation.

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Failure to Manage Diabetic Eye Disease Screenings Carries Staggering Costs

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, October 4, 2012

Diabetic retinopathy is a potentially blinding eye disease that affects 45% of Americans with diabetes. But turf battles between primary care providers and ophthalmologists and reticence from payers over screenings are racking up costs.

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Webcast: Cardiology Service Line—From Volume to Value

By: October 1, 2012

Date: Nov. 27, 2012, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

Coordinate protocols and standardize approaches to better manage cost and reform transitions in the cardiology service line, without cutting into the service or quality of care. Join Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute, Sacred Heart Hospital, and Wellmont Health System as they share tactical approaches for maneuvering through healthcare reform transitions in the cardiology service line.

Register Today

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Rounds: Kaiser Permanente's Model for Total Health

By: September 10, 2012

Date: Oct. 16, 2012, 1:00-4:00 p.m. (ET)

Kaiser Permanente leaders explore how they successfully leverage information technology, social media, and community-based health programs to empower people to improve their own health. Get real-world solutions, including how to use web tools and social media to create effective linkages between physicians and members.

Register Today  Download Free Case Study

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