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IPAB Repeal Bill, with Malpractice Rider, Heads to Full House

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, March 21, 2012

A bill linking repeal of the Independent Payment Advisory Board to medical malpractice caps will get a full House hearing and possibly a vote on Wednesday.

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Strategic Physician Recruiting Calls for Forecasting, Profiling

By: Karen Minich-Pourshadi, for HealthLeaders Media, March 21, 2012

A reactive recruiting cycle can result in ill-fated hiring choices. Creating a comprehensive recruitment strategy can help identify and keep Dr. Right and sidestep Dr. Right Now.

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Are EMRs Killing the Clinical Narrative?

By: Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, March 20, 2012

Do electronic medical records miss vital information captured by paper-based systems? The traditional clinical narrative contains nuances that don't translate well to the typical modern EMR. New technologies offer a better way.

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Self-Scheduling a Win for Nurses, Hospitals

By: Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media, March 20, 2012

A Georgia hospital finds a cost-effective staffing solution in a self-scheduling system for nurses. Its key selling points are autonomy for nurses and an end to incentive pay and agency hires for the hospital.

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Webcast: Successful Commercial ACOs—Early Adopters Answer Your Questions

By: February 6, 2012

Webcast: Successful Commercial ACOs: Early Adopters Answer Your Questions
Date: March 22, 2012
About:  Join HealthLeaders Media for 90 minutes of commercial ACO strategy and solutions, direct from top executives representing both providers and payers. This customizable webcast allows you to pre-submit questions to our speakers to help guide the discussion.

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Rounds: Creating a High-Performance Emergency Department

By: February 7, 2012

Date: March 29, 2012

About: Transition your emergency department into a high-performance, patient-centered unit. Join HealthLeaders Media at Cambridge Health Alliance for a three-hour leadership event with strategies to improve ED flow, communications, and outcomes. Access our FREE event case study now, then register for the event to receive exclusive content. 

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