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Cutting Anesthesia Costs Starts with a Battle

By: Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media, March 21, 2013

Anesthesiologists on the whole contend that all-physician anesthesia means better-quality care. But it's time to consider adding CRNAs to the mix to cut costs without compromising patient safety, many advocates say.

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EHRs Rush in Where Doctors Fear to Tread

By: Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, March 21, 2013

While the healthcare industry scrambles to equip providers with interoperable electronic healthcare systems, what can be done to counter the very real reasons many physicians are technology-resistant?

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County Rankings Illustrate Population Health

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, March 20, 2013

Data compiled by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute in conjunction with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation provide a status report on critical population health metrics such as morbidity, access to care, overweight and obesity--by county.

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Nonprofit Health Plans Edge For-Profits in Customer Satisfaction

By: Jacqueline Fellows, for HealthLeaders Media, March 20, 2013

While consumers continue to give low satisfaction ratings to health plans in general, they assign higher marks to nonprofit health plans, a J.D. Power and Associates study shows. It ranks health plans by region in seven categories.

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Stop Ignoring Online Review and Rating Sites

By: Marianne Aiello, for HealthLeaders Media, March 20, 2013

About one-third of consumers would trust a random, faceless person posting on the Internet over a well-established brand. How well-equipped is your hospital to reap the maximum benefits of online reviews?

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Webcast: Recruiting and Retaining Physicians for the Post-Reform Era

By: January 11, 2013

Date: March 22, 2013, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

Metro Health System and the National Association of Physician Recruiters share benchmark data and best practices to create the "right fit" for your organization when it comes to physician recruiting in the post-reform era.

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Webcast: New Physician Referral Models for Value-Based Care

By: March 14, 2013

Date: April 25, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Join physician referral experts from MGMA-ACMPE and Baptist Health System, San Antonio to learn how to create sustainable and scalable marketing plans for physician referrals that will keep pace with healthcare changes in 2013.

Register Today

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