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North Shore-LIJ Health System to Launch a Health Plan

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, August 1, 2013

CareConnect, the first the first provider-owned commercial health plan in New York, will offer lower prices and gives the healthcare provider "serious control" over quality and care coordination.

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CHS Chief Talks HMA Merger

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, August 1, 2013

On an earnings call, Community Health Systems' CEO offered details on the forthcoming merger with Health Management Associates. Described as a "revenue opportunity," the deal will form the largest for-profit hospital system in the U.S.

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MT Health Clinics Are Cost Effective, Not 'Free'

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, July 31, 2013

A Montana health clinic about to mark its one-year anniversary has already saved the state $1.5 million by making available primary care services to about 11,000 employees, their dependents, and pre-Medicare retired state employees. Members pay no out-of-pocket costs.

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They Might Be Giants, But You Should Blog, Too

By: Jacqueline Fellows, for HealthLeaders Media, July 31, 2013

The low-cost and low-risk strategy of developing and maintaining a blog for your small healthcare organization might be the best investment you haven't made yet.

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PA Hospitals Mull Health Plan Launch

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, July 31, 2013

Three Philadelphia-area independent health systems say they will jointly manage the healthcare benefit plans for an estimated 32,000 employees and dependents. "This is a starting point," says one CEO.

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HealthLeaders Media LIVE from Geisinger: Women's Health Leadership

By: July 3, 2013

Date: September 18, 2013 | 12:00–3:00PM ET

In this exclusive HealthLeaders Media event, physician and executive leaders from Geisinger share their strategies for improving women's health programs, including defining best practices; ensuring process consistency and accountability; using the patient portal for secure communication and enhanced education; and integration with women's cardiovascular care.

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Webcast: The New Patient Experience Model—Strategies to Leverage the Patient Voice

By: July 31, 2013

Date: November 5, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Marketing leaders from Covenant Health and Studer Group will help healthcare executives understand the importance of creating a patient-centered culture, share actionable examples of experience improvement techniques, and demonstrate how marketing can promote and sustain the hospital’s patient experience strategy.

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