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Governor Details Healthcare Payment Reform Path in Arkansas

By: Christopher Cheney, for HealthLeaders Media, April 21, 2014

In a display of unprecedented cooperation and compromise, Arkansas is on the verge of creating the country's first public-private, universal payer, value-based healthcare delivery system.

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Business Roundup: CHC to Advise GA Critical Access Hospital

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, April 21, 2014

The Community Hospital Corporation deal illustrates the great financial strain on Georgia 's small and rural hospitals as a result of a decade-long decline in state Medicaid reimbursements, the economic recession, and the challenging demographic of older, poorer, and sicker patients.

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Boston Marathon Bombing Yields Lessons for Hospitals

By: Tinker Ready, for HealthLeaders Media, April 17, 2014

As researchers begin to analyze data on the injuries, surgeries, and outcomes collected on those wounded in the 2013 bombings, the medical director for emergency preparedness at one Boston hospital says he expects to "learn from this event for a lifetime."

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How Physicians Can Help Ease Mental Health Provider Shortages

By: Jacqueline Fellows, for HealthLeaders Media, April 17, 2014

By integrating a behavioral health team and a telemedicine component into all 250 of its primary care practices, Carolinas HealthCare System is trying to head off a potential behavioral health crisis in doctors' offices and emergency departments.

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Webcast: Patient Experience & HCAHPS—Optimizing Touch Points and Training Internal Champions

By: February 10, 2014

Date: April 24, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Leaders from Community Health Systems and the Baird Group share marketing strategies for communicating patient experience imperatives and developing programs to reinforce them.

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HealthLeaders Media LIVE From Intermountain: Primary Care-Mental Health Integration

By: March 31, 2014

Date: June 17, 2014 | 12:00–3:00PM ET

Find out how Intermountain Healthcare developed a team-based approach that ensures the effective assignment of mental health professionals, along with a care process model built upon a systematic, evidence-based treatment algorithm that is collaborative and measurable.

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