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Spectrum Health Targets ED Frequent Fliers for Primary Care

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, January 17, 2012

In just six weeks, a program that places heavy users of the health system's emergency department services with a multi-specialist intervention team has saved about $300,000, Spectrum says.

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M&A Interest Still Strong

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, January 13, 2012

Look for mergers and acquisitions to remain strong in 2012. Nearly 60% of leaders indicate a "high interest" in acquiring a physician practice in the next 12–18 months.

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If Romney is GOP's Pick, Healthcare Recedes as Campaign Issue

By: Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media, January 13, 2012

Whether you love or hate healthcare reform, you should rest assured that the investments you're making on quality and care coordination are worthy ones, because when Republicans tell you the reform law be repealed, don't fall for it. I don't think they really believe it.

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Intelligence Report: M&A—Hospitals Take Control

By: January 12, 2012

More than three-quarters of organizations are exploring or have M&A deals under way, according to this HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report. Get the free report with exclusive research and analysis.

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Impact Analysis Report—The Next Phase of Cost Control

By: January 6, 2012

This third report in a series of four from the inaugural HealthLeaders Media CFO Exchange provides insight on cost containment from leaders at Banner Health, Wellmont Health System, Parkland Health & Hospital System, Floyd Memorial Hospital & Health Services, and Trinity Regional Health System. Eighteen percent cite "no culture of being cost-conscious" as their greatest organizational challenge to cost reduction.

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