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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

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NQF Updates Viral Disease Care Measures

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, January 9, 2013

The National Quality Forum is endorsing four new measures for HIV care and has re-validated 10 other measures designed to improve the way physicians treat viral illnesses such as HIV and hepatitis.

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HL20: Patrick McGuire, CPA—On the Path of Mutual Alignment

By: Karen Minich-Pourshadi, for HealthLeaders Media, January 9, 2013

In our annual HealthLeaders 20 feature, we profile individuals who are changing healthcare for the better. This is the story of Patrick McGuire, senior vice president and CFO at St. John Providence Health System in Warren, MI. He has played a pivotal role in his system's financial transformation, but it's McGuire's innovative approach to physician partnership that sets him and his organization apart.

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Top 5 Nursing Issues for 2013

By: Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media, January 8, 2013

For nurse leaders, certain issues, from increasing education to reducing readmissions, will be front and center this year. At the core is an emphasis on quality of care.

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Scot Silverstein's Good Health IT and Bad Health IT

By: Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, January 8, 2013

If healthcare IT has a canary in the coal mine, it is Scot Silverstein, MD. But he characterizes himself as a pragmatist rather than anti-technology, saying, "The hospital or clinic is not a software beta-testing shop."

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Webcast: Optimize the Nurse Skill Set—Lower Labor Costs and Raise Quality

By: December 3, 2012

Date: January 24, 2013, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

As the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services develops new programs and tools as a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, healthcare providers must focus on the care continuum model. Join Glide Health Services and Huron Healthcare as they share their tools for managing nurse labor costs.

Register Today

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HealthLeaders Live: Cost Containment Lessons from Heartland Health

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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