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11 Hot Healthcare Buzzwords for 2011

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, January 6, 2011

With rapid changes to the healthcare industry come terms and phrases every provider should know. We've rounded up 11 must-know buzzwords for 2011 related to health information technology, healthcare marketing, and health system administration.

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Medical Imaging Study Flags Portable Media Problems

By: HealthLeaders Media Staff, January 6, 2011

Researchers from Johns Hopkins University have uncovered noncompliance with the Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine standard and problems with access, importability, and viewing issues related to CDs and DVDs used to review patient images.

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Medicare Claims Settlement Nets $6.3M from 7 Hospitals

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, January 6, 2011

Seven hospitals in six Southern states will pay the federal government a total of more than $6.3 million to settle Medicare false claims allegations stemming from the ongoing investigation of improper billing for spinal procedures, the U.S. Justice Department has announced.

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Healthcare Job Postings Stable in December

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, January 6, 2011

Online ads for healthcare practitioners and technical  workers rose by a slim1,600 listings while vacancies for the skilled providers  outnumbered qualified job seekers by almost 3 to 1 in December, a Conference  Board report shows.

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6 Resolutions for Community Hospitals

By: Cora Nucci, for HealthLeaders Media, January 5, 2011

The new year is not yet a week old and already the healthcare industry is bracing for another turbulent year.  Uncertainty is a fact of life; the best way to proceed is to identify weaknesses and resolve to do better. Here are six initiatives that community hospitals should undertake in 2011.

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Health Plans: Data Proves that Meddling Works

By: Jeff Elliott, for HealthLeaders Media, January 5, 2011

Health insurers these days will latch on to any bit of good press. That's why they were giddy about a recent study published in Health Affairs that indicated private insurance plans control healthcare costs better than Medicare.

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Sutter Health Offers Mobile Tool to Drive Business

By: Doug Desjardins, for HealthLeaders Media, January 5, 2011

One of largest healthcare networks in California is aiming to boost patient engagement by using social media tools to promote a mobile app that enables patients to access electronic health records. This helps patients maintain a schedule of preventive care while driving more business to providers.

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Rounds: Cardiac Care Leadership for Improved Alignment and Outcomes

By: February 15, 2011

Medical specialties are tied back to hospitals and health systems like never before; nowhere are the resulting alignment challenges more acute than in the cardiac service line, where independent practices find themselves seeking the financial shelter of integration. Join us on February 15 live from Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital and share in the lessons from executives at leading national cardiac service lines and medical groups on shared governance, clinical integration, and physician alignment.

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Webcast: Proven Strategies to Market Women's Services

By: December 16, 2010

Women are a vital audience to reach—is your marketing cutting it? As the primary healthcare decision-makers and the key to unlocking additional service audiences, you need up-to-date, effective marketing strategies to win women’s loyalty—thus, business—and expand your market share. Join HealthLeaders Media on January 31, at 1 p.m. (EST) for this 90-minute Webcast, including Q&A, and learn from women’s health marketing experts. http://www.hcmarketplace.com/prod.cfm?id=9339&s=EZINEADH&e_topic=WS_HLM2

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