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The Trouble with EHRs

By: Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, January 14, 2014

Although electronic health records are known to reduce healthcare costs, concerns about accuracy and usability—and the risk of EHR-caused medical errors—are growing.

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Financial Challenges Top Healthcare CEO Concerns

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, January 14, 2014

A survey from the American College of Healthcare Executives reaffirms the top issues affecting community hospital leaders. Among the top-of-mind issues: Government funding cuts, the shift to value-based purchasing, and CMS and state regulations.

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Safety Net Hospitals Brace for Medicaid Expansion

By: Rene Letourneau, for HealthLeaders Media, January 13, 2014

Amid the potential fiscal landmines safety net hospitals can expect, there's a silver lining: CMS will delay cuts to its disproportionate share funding.

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Healthcare Jobs Report Creates Clashing Narratives

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, January 13, 2014

Tighter margins, industry consolidation, and uncertainty surrounding healthcare reform, are tamping down healthcare hiring. "Everyone is afraid of what will happen and is too scared to hire," says one healthcare economist.

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Webcast: Telemedicine—A Strategic Tool to Grow Revenue and Drive Efficiency

By: December 17, 2013

Date: January 28, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Telemedicine pioneers from UC Davis and Mercy Health share strategies proven to bridge access gaps, improve patient experience, and streamline care through new mobile technologies, while driving down costs.

Register Today

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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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