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Data Analytics Takes on Medication Management

By: Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, February 11, 2014

The expansion of e-prescribing and data analytics is leading to improved outcomes, reduced costs, and enhanced patient engagement. And technology is allowing providers to earn hard cash for meeting medication adherence targets.

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HENs Lauded for Lessening Hospital Harm, Costs

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, February 11, 2014

Hospitals participating in Hospital Engagement Networks have "decreased central line infections by more than 45%," in the last two years, says CMS. The largest coalition, operated by the American Hospital Association, says it has saved $201 million.

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Demand for Physician Assistants Intensifies

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

The rise in demand for PA's can be attributed to growing interest from large integrated health systems, retail clinics, health centers, and concierge physician practices, says one healthcare recruiter.

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How Rural ME Hospitals Are Tackling Financial Challenges

By: Rene Letourneau, for HealthLeaders Media, February 10, 2014

Reimbursement cuts aren't the only challenge rural hospitals face. Recruitment and retention of clinical staff is a perennial issue. But creative leadership and telemedicine are making things better at two small Maine hospitals.

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Webcast: Physician-Led Population Health Programs—New Skills for Success

By: December 9, 2013

Date: February 24, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Join clinical improvement experts as they define new expectations for population health management and outline the leadership skills necessary for physicians to direct a successful program.

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Webcast: Orthopedics Service Line Success—Physician Engagement, Efficiency, and Quality

By: February 4, 2014

Date: February 27, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Orthopedic leaders from PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center and Stryker offer evidence-based strategies for improving orthopedic efficiency, quality, and performance while also increasing collaboration, cost savings, and market share within the service line.

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