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Hospital CEO Turnover Hits Record High

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, March 12, 2014

The churn rate for hospital CEOs fluctuated between 14% and 18% for a decade, but spiked to 20% last year, the American College of Healthcare Executives says.

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Rules to Rein in HIX Narrow Networks Could Drive Away Payers

By: Christopher Cheney, for HealthLeaders Media, March 11, 2014

Healthcare providers have raised alarms over narrow provider networks in the public health insurance exchanges, but Moody's Investors Service says proposed rules to open up the networks could drive health plans to drop out of the new market.

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Another SGR Patch Likely, Lawmaker Says

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, March 11, 2014

Lawmakers can't agree on a way to plug the $122 billion hole in the budget that would be created by the elimination of the reimbursement cuts and "chances are not great" for a permanent fix by the March 31 deadline, says the co-chair of the GOP Doctors' Caucus.

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5 Hot Healthcare Ideas from SXSW

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

SXSW demonstrated that technology and innovation are leading the way in healthcare while regulators struggle to keep up. Everyone is trying to answer one question: "Who provides care, and how?"

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Care Coordination a Cost-Cutting Quality Driver

By: Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media, March 11, 2014

Part II of an in-depth conversation about care coordination with two nurse leaders delves into the reasons why hospitals are looking at care coordination and transitional care so intensively—quality, cost, and outcomes.

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Drug Shortages Still an Expensive Problem for Hospitals

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

Hospitals are routinely forced to purchase substitute drugs, which is a costly proposition. Not all of those costs are direct, nor are they easy to tally.

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How Succession Planning Boosts Employee Retention Rates

By: Lena J. Weiner, for HealthLeaders Media, March 10, 2014

It may be counterintuitive, but proactively developing a system for identifying future healthcare leaders doesn't incent them to jump ship. Instead, this strategy keeps employees engaged and productive, one Pennsylvania health system finds.

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Webcast: Patient Experience & HCAHPS—Optimizing Touch Points and Training Internal Champions

By: February 10, 2014

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

Leaders from CHS and Baird Group share marketing strategies for communicating patient experience imperatives and developing programs to reinforce them.

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The Population Health Collection — 63% Off

By: February 28, 2014

The Population Health Collection combines the most effective and innovative strategies for improving population management as tested by the nation's top organizations.

Includes 4 best-selling products for only $499 (a $1,356 value).

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