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Healthcare Sector Drives U.S. Job Growth

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, August 8, 2011

The industry generated 27% of all new jobs in July, and for the year to date has created more than 18% of all new jobs in the country, according to preliminary figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Groups Object to CMS Quality Reports Plan

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, August 8, 2011

Concerns over the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid rule to standardize quality measurement include the criteria for qualified entities, ability of physicians to correct errors, and impact on rural and chiropractic providers.

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HIPAA Auditor Involved in Own Data Breach

By: Dom Nicastro, for HealthLeaders Media, August 8, 2011

A firm that won a $9.2 million federal contract to conduct privacy and security compliance audits lost a flash drive containing patient information while working with a healthcare system in 2010.

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5 Ways to Prevent Radiation Therapy Errors

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, August 8, 2011

Researchers at two hospitals say they have isolated five checks that could have prevented 97% of 4,000 radiation errors and near misses they identified over a three-year period.

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Opinion: Leverage HIT to Improve Care Management

By: By Jane Metzger and David Classen, for HealthLeaders Media, August 5, 2011

In order for the electronic health record to improve clinical performance, some traditional silos of health information technology in the hospital need to change, these experts say.

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Retirement: What Does it Mean?

By: Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media, August 5, 2011

Sister Mary Jean Ryan calls it "transitioning," but after 25 years as president and CEO of SSM Healthcare, one of the few members of a religious order to lead a healthcare organization is stepping aside.

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Rounds: The Real Value of ACOs

By: June 13, 2011

Date: August 16, 2011
What: Attend on-site or participate via live webcast.
About: Get accountable care strategies from ACO pioneers Norton Healthcare, Humana, and Palmetto Health--first movers who already have experienced the challenges of building a new framework for healthcare delivery.

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Rounds: Women's Health Strategies for Service Line Growth and Quality

By: August 1, 2011

Date: September 15, 2011
What: Attend on-site or participate via live simulcast About: Learn how host Bon Secours Richmond Health System and invited guest Geisinger Health System maximize downstream revenue in their women's health services, as well as opportunities for integration, quality and customer loyalty. LINK:

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