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Why Is Healthcare Price Transparency So Hard?

By: Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media, March 14, 2014

Few are making much progress, but a small number of hospital and health system leaders are doing their best to change price opacity.

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Slideshow: Healthcare Leaders Discuss Population Health Management

By: HealthLeaders Media Staff, for HealthLeaders Media, March 14, 2014

As they place a greater emphasis on advancing wellness and managing chronic diseases, healthcare organizations are looking to incorporate population health management principles into their processes. Four healthcare leaders share their successes and challenges.

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Physician: Adverse Events from Insulin Prescribing 'An Epidemic'

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, March 13, 2014

The results of a CDC study on insulin use errors suggest the need for a more individualized examination of which patients are prescribed insulin, with special attention to their life expectancy, level of frailty, and other diseases or conditions.

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Use of Locum Tenens Up 22% in One Year

By: Jacqueline Fellows, for HealthLeaders Media, March 13, 2014

Ninety percent of organizations use temporary physicians and other clinical staff, a figure one temporary staffing executive calls "incredible." And the profile of locum tenens physicians has changed: Seven in ten have two decades of experience and half are mid-career professionals, survey results show.

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Intelligence Report: Healthcare Analytics—The New Business Currency

By: February 20, 2014

As providers' risk exposure grows, this report delivers a clear view of leading organizations' progress toward mastering the analytics that matter most to making cost and care quality decisions with great precision.

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Webcast: Forge Partnerships Across the Care Continuum—Metrics and Workflows

By: January 20, 2014

Date: March 14, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Join leaders from SCL Health System and Collaborative Healthcare Strategies as they reveal how to successfully align with external entities across the care continuum to reduce readmissions, improve care quality, and streamline workflows.

Register Today

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