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1 in 3 Healthcare Workers Skip Flu Shots

By: Chelsea Rice, for HealthLeaders Media, October 18, 2012

Despite efforts by the Centers for Disease Control and individual health systems and hospitals that employ them, a third of all healthcare workers avoid getting vaccinated against seasonal influenza.

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Healthcare CIOs Opt for the Cloud

By: Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, October 18, 2012

Cloud computing is taking hold in healthcare as a form of data sharing and for archival storage. It's an infrastructure cost-cutter and it's helping health information technology leaders solve pressing needs.

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CMS Names Medicare Advantage Plan Stars

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, October 17, 2012

This year the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services awards its top honor of five stars to only 15 of 563 high performing health plans that meet a checklist of quality and accountability standards.

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Q&A: Mountain States Health CEO on Patient-Centered Care

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

Dennis Vonderfecht explains his health system's decade-long, award-winning journey toward patient-centered care. Getting there meant shifting away from a staff-centric culture to one that puts patients and their families first.

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Las Vegas Hotel Bets on Health, Wellness

By: Marianne Aiello, for HealthLeaders Media, October 17, 2012

Thanks to a joint program of the Cleveland Clinic, Columbia University Medical Center, and the MGM Grand, a trip to Las Vegas is no longer an excuse for excess and debauchery.

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Webcast: Reboot for ICD-10—Training and Operational Readiness Checklist for 2013

By: August 24, 2012

Date: Oct. 22, 2012, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Learn planning strategies and training solutions from coding experts at UnitedHealth Group and other organizations to assess your readiness, create a transition process, and to move toward compliance while meeting risk and cost constraints.

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Rounds: Cancer Service Line Leadership—Baylor Health Care System

By: October 1, 2012

Date: Nov. 6, 2012, 12:00-3:00 p.m. CT

Baylor Health Care leaders reveal how they have built a cutting-edge cancer care model that combines personalized guidance, tailored treatment, and opportunities to participate in clinical trials of new treatments. Get real-world solutions, interactive Q&A, and lessons learned, including how to and combine the best aspects of academic and private practice cancer models to serve patients better.

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