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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

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'Sunshine Act' Gets Guarded Reaction

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, February 6, 2013

Professional associations and lobbying groups have so far avoided bashing the final rule, which details how financial relationships between drug and device manufacturers and healthcare providers must be disclosed to the federal government

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Hospitalizations Up For the Terminally Ill

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, February 6, 2013

More patients spent time in intensive care units during their last month of life in 2009 than in 2000. One researcher suggests that patients are not getting the opportunity to make alternative choices about end-of-life care.

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Don't Miss Out on Nurse-Led Quality Initiatives

By: Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media, February 5, 2013

Hospitals should partner with nursing schools now to improve quality improvement efforts later, research suggests.

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HIT Innovations Spring from Strategy, Design, and Need

By: Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, February 5, 2013

Innovation isn't the sole province of the wizards at Apple or Google. In healthcare, tech innovation often emerges from the good ideas of creative minds working in close concert with providers.

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Webcast: Boost Patient Satisfaction Scores Through an Accountability Model

By: December 27, 2012

Date: February 14, 2013, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

Ardent Health Services, Monroe Clinic, and The Baird Group drill down on tools and strategies they've used to create a sustainable patient experience model based on accountability and service excellence. Learn what your team should be doing to accomplish these goals and help your organization boost its bottom line.

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HealthLeaders Media 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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