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ED Waits Linked to Higher Costs, LOS

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, December 7, 2012

Patients admitted to hospitals on days with high emergency department crowding have .8% longer hospital stays and a 1% increase in costs per admission, a study of nearly one million ED visits finds.

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Clinical Technology Under C-Suite Scrutiny

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, December 7, 2012

How do healthcare leaders effectively make decisions regarding the right mix of clinical technology and services to offer?

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How Docs Can Make Cardio Service Lines More Profitable

By: Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, December 6, 2012

Good outcomes and financial rewards await healthcare systems that arrange cascading benefits to physicians, top leaders say.

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Q&A: Don Berwick Reflects on Healthcare Reform, Part I

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

In an interview, the former CMS administrator and co-founder of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement talks about Medicare, and the coming era of "all-or-nothing" metrics, and the pace of healthcare reform.

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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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Book: The Healthcare Executive's Guide to ACO Strategy

By: February 14, 2012

Author: Coker Group

About: The Healthcare Executive's Guide to ACO Strategy is the first comprehensive book dissecting the integral components of ACOs from physician, provider, and payer views, including analysis of the CMS final regulations. In the wake of healthcare reform, ACOs continue to emerge as the care delivery and reimbursement model of the future. Get the ACO strategies from industry experts on incorporating accountable care structure into your organization so you can enter the ACO era prepared and positioned to succeed.

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