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Wendell Potter: Health Insurance Industry Lacks Unified Opinion on Reform

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, June 20, 2012

In an interview with HealthLeaders, the former health insurance industry whistleblower and now analyst assesses the industry's divided stance in advance of the Supreme Court's ruling on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordability Act.

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10 Tips and 32 Strategies for Healthcare CEOs

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, June 20, 2012

Aiming to shrink waste and share accumulated knowledge, an all-star cast of hospital chiefs, in a report released by the Institute of Medicine, gives pointers on how to keep hospitals and healthcare systems alive.

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HIT Security Hinges on Mobile Device Management

By: Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, June 19, 2012

The use of tablets, smartphones, and laptops is booming in healthcare settings. And devices brought in by individual physicians rather than the organizations that employ them, have health information technology leaders wrestling with data security concerns.

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Hospital-to-Home Program Aims to Reduce Readmissions

By: Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media, June 19, 2012

Medicare patients at high risk for readmission are assigned a care transition coach, often a nurse, who helps them with medication, follow-up appointments, and problem solving.

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LIVE Webcast: Prevent 30-Day Readmissions

By: May 25, 2012

Date: June 27, 2012 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET
Learn readmissions approaches that work from speakers at leading healthcare systems. You'll leave this interactive webcast with strategies to standardize care protocols for cardiac and pneumonia patients, improve federal funding for these initiatives, and assess and assign patient risk for readmission, including Medicare FFS patients.

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Intelligence Report: Collaborating to Improve Care and Cut Costs

By: June 19, 2012

Initiating collaborative relationships is the key to improved quality, most healthcare leaders say in this HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report. Many also agree that major increases in HIT spending are necessary, but others are more cautious about spending for technology improvements. Download the free report with exclusive research and analysis.

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