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Thursday, December 6, 2012

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Fiscal Cliff Looming, Healthcare Providers Move to Protect Funding

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, December 6, 2012

The threat of deep cuts to Medicare and Medicaid has healthcare providers mobilizing to guard their funding. One proposal would slash Medicare and Medicaid funding for hospitals by more than $70 billion over 10 years.

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Malpractice Claims Drop 39% Under Perinatal Safety Initiative

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, December 6, 2012

Neonatal and maternal harm and its costs can be reduced when hospitals use three sets of process bundles, an effort by the hospital healthcare alliance Premier has found.

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Cancer Center's 'Gangnam Style' Video Goes Viral

By: Marianne Aiello, for HealthLeaders Media, December 5, 2012

An oncology center's marketing team capitalizes on a worldwide video sensation to both raise awareness for the organization and put a smile on cancer patients' faces.

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Payer Rankings Don't Tell Providers' Stories

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

A close look at satisfaction scores healthcare providers assign to payers reveals that medical practice professionals aren't as happy with insurers as the list indicates at first glance.

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Q&A:  Award-winning CEO on Running a Small Hospital

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, December 5, 2012

James J. Bleicher, MD, president and CEO of a 99-bed Arizona hospital talks about his work toward improving care in his community. He is the recipient of the 2012 American Hospital Association's Shirley Ann Munroe Leadership Award.

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Webcast: Optimize the Nurse Skill Set—Lower Labor Costs and Raise Quality

By: December 3, 2012

Date: January 24, 2013, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

As the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services develop new programs and tools as a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, healthcare providers must focus on the care continuum model. Join Glide Health Services and Huron Healthcare as they share their tools for managing nurse labor costs.

Register Today

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Rounds: Clinical Integration at Scott & White

By: HealthLeaders Media Staff, for HealthLeaders Media, November 5, 2012

Date: January 8, 2013, 12:00–3:00 p.m. ET
Scott & White physician leaders share how they created an extensive physician and executive leadership development program to bring clinical and business leadership skills together. Register to attend this three-hour virtual seminar on Scott & White's physician-led delivery model with interactive Q&A.

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