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Overnight Status for Outpatients in MD Raises Safety Concerns

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, January 10, 2014

Offering patients extended recovery time by keeping them overnight in an ambulatory surgery center may comply with CMS regulations, but Maryland's Office of Health Care Quality and the Maryland Hospital Association are voicing concerns about patient safety.

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HL20: Karen Davis, PhD—Economist, Healthcare is More Than a Numbers Game

By: Chelsea Rice, for HealthLeaders Media, January 10, 2014

Karen Davis, PhD, took her interest in statistics and economics and turned it into a desire to improve the healthcare system in the United States and everyone's access to it. During her time working with the Commonwealth Fund, she's been able to influence many important pieces of legislation, including the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

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12 Things I'd Change On Hospital Compare

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, January 9, 2014

Hospital Compare is a valuable, yet deeply flawed tool for reporting on hospital quality measures. It doesn't have to be that way.

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Don't Overlook Fraud in EHRs, OIG Cautions CMS

By: Jacqueline Fellows, for HealthLeaders Media, January 9, 2014

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has eagerly pushed EHRs onto healthcare providers without adequately addressing the risk of fraud, suggests a report from the Office of Inspector General.

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Webcast: Telemedicine—A Strategic Tool to Grow Revenue and Drive Efficiency

By: December 17, 2013

Date: January 28, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Telemedicine pioneers from UC Davis and Mercy Health share strategies proven to bridge access gaps, improve patient experience, and streamline care through new mobile technologies, while driving down costs.

Register Today

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HealthLeaders Media LIVE from Cambridge Health Alliance: The Efficient ED

By: November 26, 2013

Date: February 4, 2013 | 12:00–3:00PM ET

Unlock Cambridge Health Alliance's secrets to maximizing ED throughput using bedside rapid assessment and closing care continuum gaps.

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Download the Free Case Study

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