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FL Health Systems Announce Partnership

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, October 15, 2010

Orlando Health, the University of Florida, and Shands HealthCare have formed a collaborative to expand physician training, develop interoperable electronic medical records systems, and improve quality and access to healthcare in Central Florida.

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6 Tips for Selling Your Practice to a Corporation

By: Todd Neely, President of NanoImproved, and Marybeth Regan, PhD, for HealthLeaders Media, October 14, 2010

For some physicians, selling their practice to a corporation can result in years of recovery and regret without legal recourse. Don't let a corporate strategy turn a potential mutually beneficial situation into a nightmare—here are six tips on common pitfalls to avoid when selling a practice.

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CVS Fined $75M in Meth Case Settlement

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, October 15, 2010

CVS Pharmacy, Inc. will pay a record $75 million in civil penalties after admitting that it sold pseudoephedrine, a key ingredient in the production of methamphetamine, to criminals in 25 states.

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Medicaid Status, Race Linked with Hospital Readmissions

By: Roxanna Guilford-Blake for HealthLeaders Media, October 15, 2010

Nonclinical factors play an unappreciated role in contributing to hospital readmission, and identification of those factors could help providers target interventions to potentially reduce readmissions, researchers say.

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Containing the Patient Privacy Breach

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, October 13, 2010

Social media creates new challenges for patient privacy. But rather than devising detailed, multilayered responses to every new social networking outlet that pops up, effective patient confidentiality guidelines should identify the new threats but focus on that simple and ancient principle with trustworthy employees

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Lead Transformation: Accelerate Value, Quality, and Coordination

By: October 7, 2010

Join us October 21, live or virtually, for this complimentary, exclusive half-day leadership event that will bring leaders from top healthcare organizations to explore real paths to take today toward accountable care structures and define what medical home and patient-centered care mean for your healthcare organization. Recognized leaders and peer experts will be featured from: Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, Columbus Regional Hospital, Baptist Health System, Chenango Memorial Hospital, Network Health, Crystal Run Healthcare, Moffitt Cancer Center, Novant Health, and GE Healthcare, Americas. This event takes place October 21, 8:30 am—12:30 pm (CST) at The Fairmont in Dallas, Texas. To register call 800/753-0131 or click here.

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Breakthroughs Report: Hospital Merger and Acquisition Strategies

By: October 7, 2010

The rules of healthcare are changing. Today, growth isn't about just getting bigger. It's about developing all of the components needed for coordinated care and reduced costs. In this HealthLeaders Media Breakthroughs report, leading hospital systems that have seen the value of growth from mergers and acquisitions—North Shore LIJ Health System, Novant Health, Baylor Health Care System, and Bayhealth Medical Center—share insights and lessons learned.

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Intelligence Report: Patient Experience - Help Wanted

By: October 15, 2010

While 72% of senior healthcare leaders say that patient experience has been a priority in the past year, only 1 of 8 CEOs has primary responsibility for it. Our exclusive, original research and analysis examines this paradox and delves into the realm of patient experience and its challenges, including why healthcare leaders report lack of success in achieving the kind of patient experience they need to provide.

 

http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/intelligence/100/industry-insight-report.html
 

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Physicians Aren't Giving Patients the Whole Story

By: Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, October 14, 2010

In their consultations with patients, physicians too often omit information about disease and treatment, leaving patients unprepared to make fully informed decisions about their care, researchers say.

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Wrong Site Surgeries Still a Threat

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, October 14, 2010

With increasing attention on never events and hospital-acquired conditions, public reporting, and accompanying financial penalties, it's no wonder so many healthcare facilities are taking extraordinary measures to make sure such mistakes are rare, if not impossible, to make. Yet they still happen.

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