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HIPAA Final Rule Raises Fines for Non-Compliance

By: Dom Nicastro, for HealthLeaders Media, January 22, 2013

The so-called "mega" privacy rule is not enforceable until September, but hospital and health system executives should begin reviewing current policies now to identify changes necessary for compliance, observers say.

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M&A Roundup: CT's Saint Francis Care to Join Ascension

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, January 22, 2013

The nation's first for-profit Catholic health system is adding to its large footprint in New England. Other health systems that have announced plans to expand are Sinai Health System and the Mayo Clinic Care Network.

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Real-Life Hoaxes Offer Lessons for Reform

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

How could people be duped into believing in the existence of a fake person or a fake hospital? These are cautionary tales about how credulous we all can be when contemplating the huge changes that must be made by healthcare leaders and organizations.

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Webcast: Optimize the Nurse Skill Set—Lower Labor Costs and Raise Quality

By: December 3, 2012

Date: January 24, 2013, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

As the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services develops new programs and tools as a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, healthcare providers must focus on the care continuum model. Join Glide Health Services and Huron Healthcare as they share their tools for managing nurse labor costs.

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HealthLeaders Live: Cost Containment Lessons from Heartland Health

By: HealthLeaders Media Staff, for HealthLeaders Media, January 4, 2013

Date: March 19, 2013, 12:00-3:00 p.m. ET

Heartland Health leaders reveal how to achieve significant, sustainable cost savings by identifying value in best practices and the patient experience. Learn how the team identified areas of waste and cost savings that have consistently added millions of dollars annually to the bottom line.

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