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U.S. News & World Report Names Top Hospitals

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, July 17, 2013

The most well-known of a series of hospital rankings is a powerful marketing tool, but one observer says he is troubled that none of the various "rating schemes" use state and federal inspection data in their evaluations.

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9 Pioneer ACOs to Leave Program

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, July 16, 2013

Seven of the nine participants in CMS's pilot program for accountable care organizations are applying to transition to the Medicare Shared Savings Program, while two are abandoning the program completely.

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Plus ACO Could Remain a Pioneer ACO

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, July 17, 2013

Plus ACO, a partnership between Texas Health Resources and North Texas Specialty Physicians, has plans to leave the Pioneer ACO program by mid-August, but the two organizations say they are open to "remaining in the [Pioneer] ACO program if we can find an economically viable way to do so."

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Tech Tools Tackle Medication Problems

By: Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, July 16, 2013

Medication adherence is a multifaceted challenge that's getting a shot in the arm from technology developers. Glowing pill bottle caps connected to the Internet and a digital library of pill images with detailed data on drug interactions are just the beginning.

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For APRNs, Innovation Trumps Barriers

By: Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media, July 16, 2013

Three healthcare institutions that rely on advanced practice registered nurses prove that a little innovation can go a long way in improving not only access to care, but also the care itself.

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Intelligence Report: Advancing Clinical Quality from Data to Decisions

By: July 3, 2013

If two-thirds of healthcare leaders claim a "great deal of experience" with clinical quality and patient safety metrics, why are so many having difficulty turning that data into meaningful improvements? This report uncovers the technological and cultural barriers hampering clinical quality improvements and provides practical, proven recommendations to help overcome them.

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HealthLeaders Media Live from Sharp Memorial Hospital: Emergency Department Throughput Redesign

By: June 4, 2013

Date: August 20, 2013, 12:00-3:00 p.m. ET

The leadership team of Sharp Memorial Hospital shows how to improve ED throughput and satisfaction at no extra cost using Lean techniques, bedside triage, and "pod and huddle" teams. Don't miss out on this interactive presentation. Attend live or virtually.

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