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Observation, Two-Midnight Rules Hit in Hearing

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, May 21, 2014

Hospital leaders testifying before the House Ways and Means Committee derided Medicare's two-midnight and observation rules, saying that not only are the policies not working, they've also added huge costs and quality issues for providers and patients.

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CMS Proposes Meaningful Use Extensions

By: Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, May 21, 2014

The proposed rule would give healthcare providers more flexibility in how they use electronic health record systems to meet Meaningful Use requirements and would formally extend the timeline for Stage 2 and Stage 3.

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The Difficulty of Technology Disruption in Healthcare

By: Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, May 20, 2014

The new book by athenahealth's Jonathan Bush offers few ways out of the current healthcare mess, despite the importance of technological fixes. But liberated data is a bright spot.

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Fall Prevention Study Focuses on Wearable Sensors

By: Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media, May 20, 2014

Researchers hope to learn whether small sensors attached to patients can help identify those at risk for falls.

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Webcast: Marketing-Physician Alignment—Balancing Priorities for Volume & Value

By: March 26, 2014

Date: May 22, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

As the industry shifts from volume to value, healthcare marketing's function expands from patient acquisition to strategic support and population health management. Join marketing leaders as they outline proven strategies for fostering growth and engagement to achieve both volume and value targets.

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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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