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HealthGrades Releases Clinical Excellence Hospital Rankings

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, January 16, 2013

Of about 1,900 eligible facilities, only 262 received top scores. Noticeably absent are some of the most prominent, such as the Cleveland Clinic, Johns Hopkins Medical Center, and Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Providers Push for Slower Stage 3 MU Roll Out

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, January 16, 2013

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives summed up the feelings of many physicians and hospital leaders when it asked the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT to "reconsider the speed and scale for achieving Stage 3 meaningful use objectives by 2016."

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ANA Chief Calls for Stricter Gun Laws

By: Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media, January 15, 2013

In the wake of the Newtown, CT school shooting, the president of the American Nurses Association describes gun violence as "a public health issue" and is calling on lawmakers to ban assault weapons and enact other reforms.

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CES Makes a Healthcare Splash

By: Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, January 15, 2013

I've been watching healthcare technologies incubate at the Consumer Electronics Show for years. But this was the year they blew up. That's good—it means they're growing like crazy.

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Webcast: Boost Patient Satisfaction Scores Through an Accountability Model

By: December 27, 2012

Date: February 14, 2013, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

Ardent Health Services, Monroe Clinic, and The Baird Group drill down on tools and strategies they've used to create a sustainable patient experience model based on accountability and service excellence. Learn what your team should be doing to accomplish these goals and help your organization boost its bottom line.

Register Today

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HealthLeaders Live: Cost Containment Lessons from Heartland Health

By: HealthLeaders Media Staff, for HealthLeaders Media, January 4, 2013

Date: March 19, 2013, 12:00-3:00 p.m. ET

Heartland Health leaders reveal how to achieve significant, sustainable cost savings by identifying value in best practices and the patient experience. Learn how the team identified areas of waste and cost savings that have consistently added millions of dollars annually to the bottom line.

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