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New Approaches for Neuro Care

By: Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, November 20, 2012

Neurology service lines have taken various paths to success, including specializing in stroke care, offering advanced procedures, and strategic coordination with other hospitals.

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Healthcare Cost Growth Slows but Easily Outpaces Inflation

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, November 20, 2012

The average growth in per capita cost of healthcare services slowed over the past year, but the overall pace of that growth continues to outstrip inflation in the larger economy, according to Standard & Poor's Healthcare Economic Indices. Given the peculiarities of healthcare, it is unlikely that the sector's cost growth will be brought in line with the Consumer Price Index anytime soon.

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Building Participation and ROI in an Employee Wellness Program

By: Chelsea Rice, for HealthLeaders Media, November 19, 2012

How Swedish Medical Center achieved nearly full participation in its employee wellness program in just 8 months, and lowered healthcare costs by almost a third.

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PPACA Not Out of Danger in Upcoming Negotiations

By: Karen Minich-Pourshadi, for HealthLeaders Media, November 19, 2012

Despite the election results, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act might not be fully protected. With talks beginning to prevent sequestration, many aspects of the law could become pawns in the budgetary negotiations process.

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Webcast: Future of Service Line Marketing—New Tactics, New Tools

By: October 17, 2012

Date: Nov. 29, 2012, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

When it comes to service lines, healthcare marketers are challenged to balance the needs of the organization and individual physicians with limited marketing dollars. Join WellStar Health System, Cooper University Hospital, and Jennings Co. as they explore how to use data to prioritize service line marketing dollars and gain physician buy-in.

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Webcast: Decoding Payer Contracting in a New Era of Population Health

By: November 2, 2012

Date: December 5, 2012, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

For providers, population health management is the next step in healthcare reform, but to make that move providers must place greater emphasis on commercial payer contracts. Innovative healthcare organizations such as Iowa Health System and Bellin Health System are already getting these programs off the ground. Join these leading organizations as they share best practices and lessons learned when establishing population health programs and commercial payer contracts.

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