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Meaningful Use Tops Healthcare Industry Challenges for 2011

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, December 20, 2010

Accountable care organizations, industry consolidation, and the use of mobile technologies all figure prominently in the minds of healthcare leaders, finds a report by the PricewaterhouseCoopers Health Research Institute.

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Tenet Fires Back at Community Health

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, December 20, 2010

In the wake of rejecting Community Health Systems' takeover bid, Tenet Healthcare is accusing the Tennessee healthcare giant of engaging in an effort to nominate candidates for election to the Tenet board of directors.

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Hospital Privacy, Security Officers Make Their Wish Lists

By: Dom Nicastro, for HealthLeaders Media, December 21, 2010

We caught up with some privacy and security officers ourselves to see what they're hoping for this holiday season. In a nutshell it's more staff, more time, and more resources to protect patient privacy.

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Obama Signs Red Flags Bill

By: Dom Nicastro, for HealthLeaders Media, December 21, 2010

The Red Flags law relieves some physicians of having to comply with the Federal Trade Commission's identity theft prevention law. The enforcement date is December 31.

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Robert Neil McLay: Treating PTSD with Virtual Reality

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, December 2, 2010

In our annual HealthLeaders 20, we profile individuals who are changing healthcare for the better. Some are longtime industry fixtures; others would clearly be considered outsiders. Some are revered; others would not win many popularity contests. All of them are playing a crucial role in making the healthcare industry better. This is Robert Neil McLay's story.

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Webcast: Primary Care for Better Outcomes, Value, and Coordination

By: December 15, 2010

Given the shortage of primary care physicians and the increasingly competitive physician market, you need both proven best-practice strategies and innovative new ideas to recruit, retain, and align your primary care physicians. Join HealthLeaders Media on January 25, at 1 p.m. (EST) for this 90-minute Webcast, including Q&A, to learn how to develop primary care networks that improve outcomes and care coordination for your community. http://www.hcmarketplace.com/prod.cfm?id=9332&s=EZINEADH&e_topic=WS_HLM2

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Intelligence Report: Reform Readiness

By: December 15, 2010

As the healthcare industry prepares for fundamental change under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, this HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report reveals that 60% of healthcare leaders say neither the quality nor the efficiency of care at their organization will get any better under reform. Get the free report with exclusive research and analysis.  http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/intelligence/120/industry-insight-report.html.

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