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Spending on Vascular Care Seen to Have Little Effect on Amputations

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, November 21, 2013

Researchers find large regional variations in spending, but little evidence to suggest that aggressive, high-cost treatments for leg revascularization translates into lower rates of amputation.

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Pressure is On to Reduce Pressure Ulcers

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, November 21, 2013

Prevention is a priority as healthcare leaders no longer accept the condition as a routine complication.

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CPR Training Can Boost Community Engagement

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

Imparting lifesaving knowledge throughout a population can help community members form bonds of trust with healthcare professionals. It can also enable population health advocates to generate community interest in other proactive healthy lifestyle choices.

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Letter to Sebelius: Take Control of the Message

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, November 20, 2013

Amidst the healthcare.gov debacle, let's not lose sight of what is really important—access to affordable health insurance. Please start doing a better job of controlling your agency's message about the public's access to health insurance.

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Individual Health Insurance Markets That Work, Part Two

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

Fresh from an overseas trip focusing on health insurance markets and consumer empowerment, the chief marketing officer of a Massachusetts payer observes that in Australia, consumers are trained in healthcare financial literacy.

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Intelligence Report: Physician Alignment in the New Shared Risk Environment

By: September 12, 2013

As admission levels and patient mix continue to change, discover how healthcare leaders are forging new collaborative working relationships and developing new productivity measures for both employed and independent physicians.

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CFO Exchange Insights Report: Finance Leaders on the Impact of the Big Clinical Shift

By: November 11, 2013

At the third annual HealthLeaders Media CFO Exchange, leaders discuss strategies for a major shift in healthcare: transforming from a provider organization built for high volume into one that can manage the health of a population cost effectively.

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