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Moody's: Sequestration Threatens Not-For-Profit Hospitals

By: René Letourneau, for HealthLeaders Media, April 10, 2013

Although Moody's Investors Service's outlook for the not-for-profit hospital sector is negative, no immediate rating action on any of the hospitals in its portfolio is planned based on the federal sequestration.

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HCA, First Choice ER Form Alliance in Texas

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, April 10, 2013

The agreement aims to ensure bed availability for patients needing acute care services provided by nearby HCA hospitals. First Choice ER transferring patients will avoid HCA hospitals' emergency departments and will instead be directly admitted when non-emergent criteria are met.

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Windows 8 Gets Its Foot in Healthcare's Door

By: Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, April 9, 2013

Since its debut last spring, the latest Microsoft operating system has shown that it contains elements that could serve healthcare well, despite a lot of negatives. It's a good thing, because healthcare providers don't have much of a choice.

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Nurses' Questions About Guns Could Save Lives

By: Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media, April 9, 2013

There's not enough talk with suicidal patients in the emergency department about handguns, pistols, shotguns, and rifles. Guns are a public health issue, but ED nurses often "think someone else should ask about firearms."

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HealthLeaders Media Live From Dean Clinic: Primary Care Redesign

By: HealthLeaders Media Staff, for HealthLeaders Media, March 27, 2013

Date: May 21, 2013, 12:00—3:00 p.m.

Dean Clinic outlines primary care redesign, shifting from a patient-centered medical home to a team-based care model via Lean processes to improve quality and reduce costs.

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New Intelligence Report: Collaborative Care—Hospitals Balance Risk and Revenue With Physicians and Payers

By: HealthLeaders Media Staff, for HealthLeaders Media, April 8, 2013

Download the free Intelligence Report for exclusive insight from top healthcare executives and clinical leaders on their proven strategies for implementing collaborative care models.

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