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HCA Announces Management Shakeup, Subsidiary

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, February 11, 2011

The nation's largest for-profit hospital chain has announced an immediate "internal reorganization" and creation of a new business unit that will provide business services to other healthcare companies.

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RAC Tip: How to Determine Inpatient Admission Date, Time

By: James Carroll, for HealthLeaders Media, February 14, 2011

While Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released guidance on hospital inpatient admission decisions, it remains a hot-button issue for hospitals that wish to avoid Recovery Audit Contractor audits.

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Ensuring ED Specialty Call a Growing Problem in CA

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, February 14, 2011

The shortage of specialists such as orthopedists and neurosurgeons willing to take emergency department call is expected to decline relative to the number of newly insured patients who need them in coming years.

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Evolution of a Patient-Centered Medical Home

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

In this Q&A, CEO James L. Holly, MD, explains how Southeast Texas Medical Associates became recognized as a patient-centered medical home using tracking, auditing, analyzing, and reporting.

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How About an X Prize for Healthcare?

By: Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media, February 11, 2011

 Healthcare has lots of problems: it's too expensive, it often harms patients rather than heals them, and it's highly inefficient. What if there were a prize attached to the goal of improving healthcare administration. We know that's where the waste is. But what would the criteria be?

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Rounds: Orthopedic Leadership Strategies: Engage, Measure, and Perform

By: February 14, 2011

Forward-thinking orthopedic leaders are ensuring high performance and coordination among a carefully constructed caregiver team. Those leaders are also exploring the right metrics to know whether the outcomes they are tracking are the most meaningful to patients. Join the executive and clinical leadership team from nationally renowned MemorialCare Health System and orthopedic innovator Marshall Steele, MD, on March 29 for a three-hour dive into essential orthopedic leadership strategy. http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/rounds/

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Webcast: Boost Market Share with Your Oncology Services

By: February 14, 2011

Given the growing trend toward all-inclusive cancer centers, do you know how to differentiate your own oncology services to protect and grow your market share? Your oncology care is distinct. Its marketing should be, too. Join HealthLeaders Media on March 31 for this 90-minute Webcast, including Q&A and a case study, for valuable lessons from marketing leaders. http://www.hcmarketplace.com/prod.cfm?id=9460&s=EZINEADH&e_topic=WS_HLM2

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