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Keeping Score

By: Jacqueline Fellows, for HealthLeaders Media, August 12, 2014

Many third-party organizations rate hospital quality, but healthcare leaders are finding limited value in the plethora of grades, stars, and rankings.

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Medical Training Gets a Second Life

By: Ryan Chiavetta, for HealthLeaders Media, August 12, 2014

The University of Michigan School of Nursing is using the online virtual world Second Life to enable medical students to hone their leadership and communication skills, and to do so with some degree of anonymity.

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Pharmacy Optimization Improves Care, Lowers Costs

By: Rene Letourneau, for HealthLeaders Media, August 11, 2014

HealthPartners uses clinical pharmacists in an educational and counseling role to support care team efforts to enhance outcomes, reduce costs, and improve patient engagement.

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3 M&A Survival Strategies

By: Lena J. Weiner, for HealthLeaders Media, August 11, 2014

Given the current trend toward consolidation in healthcare, there's a good chance you'll face the aftermath of a merger or acquisition at some point. What are the best strategies for leading employees through the transition?

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Webcast: The Cleveland Clinic and CHI Models for Cardiovascular Excellence

By: July 18, 2014

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

Leaders from Cleveland Clinic and Catholic Health Initiatives reveal how they have successfully positioned themselves for growth in the cardio service line through leadership training, partnerships, and better care coordination.

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HealthLeaders Media LIVE From UNC Health Care: Transforming Cancer Care

By: July 2, 2014

Date: September 4, 2014 | 11:00–2:00PM ET

Join the leadership team from UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center as they reveal the strategies behind their successful, multidisciplinary cancer treatment program, including proven methods to integrate oncology specialties and mental health for better clinical outcomes.

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