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ACEP: Frequent ED Users Need Coordinated Care

By: Jacqueline Fellows, for HealthLeaders Media, October 10, 2012

High repeat users of emergency department services cannot easily be redirected to less expensive care, so managing these patients better is "a community resource issue," says the president of the American College of Emergency Physicians.

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Reimbursement Top Barrier to Treating on Comparative Effectiveness Research

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, October 10, 2012

Payment incentives so great that they can "sway decision-making at the point of care," are slowing the adoption of comparative effectiveness research by physicians and patients, a RAND researcher says.

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For a Quality Metrics Reality Check, Just Ask a Nurse

By: Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media, October 9, 2012

The way nurses answer one key question strongly correlates to actual patient outcomes and patient-reported data, making them a reliable barometer of hospital quality measures, a study shows.

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Where the Money Is: Healthcare Technology

By: Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, October 9, 2012

Money is flowing into healthcare technology initiatives. Some is federal funding, but everywhere the government doesn't go, private money appears ready to rush in. Yet much of this investment doesn't presume the continuation of the current hospital-oriented care system.

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Webcast: Reboot for ICD-10—Lessons from UnitedHealth Group

By: August 24, 2012

Date: Oct. 22, 2012, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

With the implementation deadline confirmed, the transition to ICD-10 shifts into high gear. Now providers and payers must prepare quickly. Learn from UnitedHealth Group and other coding experts how to assess your organization's existing structure, create a transition process, and move toward compliance while meeting risk and cost constraints.

Register Today

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Rounds: Kaiser Permanente's Model for Total Health

By: September 10, 2012

Date: Oct. 16, 2012, 1:00-4:00 p.m. (ET)

Kaiser Permanente leaders explore how they successfully leverage information technology, social media, and community-based health programs to empower people to improve their own health. Get real-world solutions, including how to use web tools and social media to create effective linkages between physicians and members.

Register Today  Download Free Case Study

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