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Consumer Reports Expands Hospital Ratings List

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, April 19, 2013

Almost two-thirds of the nation's 258 teaching hospitals that report enough data to calculate a safety score ranked below average, the director of the Consumer Reports Health Ratings Center says.

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Former ACP President: 'We Have to be More Efficient'

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, April 19, 2013

In an interview, David L. Bronson, MD, immediate past president of the American College of Physicians says that among physicians' toughest challenges are improving interprofessional relationships and "[getting] rid of the things that add no value in healthcare."

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Whose Data Is It, Anyway?

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, April 18, 2013

Quality data should be transparent to payers and patients, not closely guarded secrets that only a hospital's insiders get to see. Now physician specialty societies that gather their own data are growing concerned about potential federal oversight.

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Raise Your Palliative Care IQ

By: Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, April 18, 2013

Hospitals are trying to overcome the economic and emotional hurdles of developing palliative programs. "When you net out all the cost savings, it's kind of cost neutral. It doesn't wind up costing a lot of money," says one advocate.

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HealthLeaders Media Live from Gundersen Health System: End-of-Life Care Coordination

By: HealthLeaders Media Staff, for HealthLeaders Media, April 8, 2013

Date: June 4, 2013, 12:00-3:00 p.m. ET

Register for the live event to learn how Gundersen Health System of La Crosse, Wis. established strategies for hardwired, measurable, and communitywide advance care planning.

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Download the FREE Case Study

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Executive Insight Report: Capital Finance—Industry Consolidation

By: HealthLeaders Media Staff, for HealthLeaders Media, April 17, 2013

The second in a series of four Executive Insight Reports from Bank of America explains the results of a survey on how leading organizations are approaching mergers, joint ventures, acquisitions, and strategic alliances, as they strive to meet the goals of healthcare reform.

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