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Tenet Rejects, CHS Withdraws 'Final Offer'

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, May 10, 2011

Tenet Healthcare has rejected an unsolicited offer from

Community Health Systems Inc. to acquire the Dallas-based healthcare services company. CHS had described the bid as its 'best and final' offer and following Tenet's response, withdrew it.

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ACOs Shine Spotlight on Physician Employment

By: Carrie Vaughan, for HealthLeaders Media, May 10, 2011

Changes in physician reimbursement and the push toward accountable care organizations are driving providers to align quality, cost, and efficiency. The answer may lie in transitioning to a physician employment model, experts say.

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Healthcare Equipment Acquisition in an Improving Economy

By: William G. Sutton, CAE, for HealthLeaders Media, May 9, 2011

Equipment financing, particularly of information technology such as electronic medical records, is a key acquisition strategy. An expert explains how healthcare organizations can strategically leverage their equipment financing.

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To Cut Hospital Costs, Leverage Vendor Relationships

By: Karen Minich-Pourshadi, for HealthLeaders Media, May 9, 2011

Advocates of supplier relationship management say that when both the hospital and the vendor increase the efficiency of acquiring goods and services, managing inventory, and processing materials, not only do costs drop, but quality improves.

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Healthcare Job Growth Stubbornly Weak

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, May 9, 2011

While the healthcare sector is adding jobs, and demand is expected to remain strong, the pace of post-recession growth is the slowest it's been since 1960. What's going on?

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Impact Analysis: Leaders Respond to CMS' Proposed ACO Regulations

By: May 4, 2011

The proposed regulations are indeed out, but what do they really mean to your organization and the industry? Get reactions from leaders at hospitals, health plans, and physician practices that are already well-versed in ACOs, including Monarch Healthcare, Alegent Health, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan /Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, Geisinger Health System, Dean Health System, and Scripps Health. LINK: http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/impact-analysis/265335

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Webcast: Achieving Ambulatory Surgery Center Success in the Reform Era

By: April 14, 2011

Reform, reimbursement, and reintegration—a triple threat to ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) or new opportunities for ROI? Join HealthLeaders Media for a 90-minute Webcast, including Q&A, to learn how to increase the financial return of ASC operations from leaders with proven ambulatory care ROI. http://www.hcmarketplace.com/prod.cfm?id=9585&s=EZINEADH&e_topic=WS_HLM2

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Rounds: Neurological Service Line Growth: Telestroke & Brain Tumor Innovations

By: April 5, 2011

Neurological service line success is all about managing the collision of technology, research, and care coordination. Get strategies for managing the collision on May 18, live from Barrow Neurological Institute with invited thought leaders from St. John Providence Health System and St. Luke Hospital. http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/rounds/

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