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Targeting All-Cause Readmissions an Ambitious Strategy

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

There's ample disagreement about how much control hospitals can exercise over readmission rates. Rather than targeting to meet narrow CMS guidelines, farsighted leaders are focusing on a big endeavor—all-cause readmissions.

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Residents Save $2M By Eliminating Needless Lab Tests

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, October 21, 2013

Having noticed that "the majority of tests we were ordering? really didn't impact the day-to-day care," a group of neurosurgery residents identified five lab tests that could be eliminated without affecting patient safety. They generated nearly $2 million in savings, including $75,000 in direct costs for their medical center.

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Hospitals Find Their Role Diminished

By: Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media, October 18, 2013

The traditional hospital has become not only a high-cost boogeyman, but also a sign of the limits of a CEO's leadership capabilities. Buttressing a financially vulnerable hospital's business with ancillary services is one way CEOs are being innovative. Now other industry players need to catch up.

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By: September 17, 2013

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Webcast: Patient Engagement for Population Health—The Kaiser Permanente & MSHA Models

By: September 3, 2013

Date: October 23, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Join clinical improvement leaders from Kaiser Permanente and Mountain States Health Alliance as they reveal proven models for fostering patient engagement through care coordination, technological innovation, and community outreach.

Register Today

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Intelligence Report: Population Health Management—Steps to Risk Sharing and Data Analytics

By: October 21, 2013

This report explores how better collaboration and mastery of data analytics can help you build a successful integrated and collaborative network for population health management. Includes actionable recommendations, key takeaways, and case studies from Geisinger Health System, Lancaster General Health, and the Jefferson School of Population Health.

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