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Wednesday, December 7, 2011


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IHI: Berwick on ACOs, Congress, Fraud

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, December 7, 2011

At the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, former Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services administrator Don Berwick, MD, says his most rewarding moments were those in which he attracted the sharpest criticism.

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How Safety-Net Hospital Closings Affect PCPs

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, December 7, 2011

The closing of a Los Angeles hospital caused many of its primary care physicians to complain of profound professional and personal upheaval owing to the disruption of the care network, study finds.

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Nursing Workforce Stats Take a Surprising Turn

By: Rebecca Hendren, for HealthLeaders Media, December 6, 2011

A nursing study brings hospitals some welcome good news: The number of people age 23-26 entering nursing is on the rise. The nursing shortage may not be as bad we feared it would be.

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Docs' Top 3 PHR Fears

By: Gienna Shaw, for HealthLeaders Media, December 6, 2011

Personal health record adoption isn't just a matter of educating patients. Physicians need help, too. They get hung up on three barriers: concerns about time, accuracy, and control over data.

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Rounds: A Programmatic Approach to Cancer Care

By: November 7, 2011

Date: December 16, 2011
About: Attend on-site or via live simulcast. Live at host Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center with invited guest UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, learn from one of the world's most respected cancer brands as it takes its proven success models to a community health system. 

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Intelligence Report: Cost Containment—Overcoming Challenges

By: November 21, 2011

Ninety percent of leaders say they have succeeded in cutting costs without harming outcomes or patient satisfaction, according to this HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report. Get the free report with exclusive research and analysis.

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