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Despite House Vote, IPAB Lives

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, March 23, 2012

The House of Representatives vote to eliminate the Independent Payment Advisory Board may have value as a campaign issue, but there is little chance that the Senate will even take up the issue. IPAB remains the law of the land.

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Should Surgeons Postpone Procedures for Heavy Drinkers?

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, March 23, 2012

Heavy drinkers of alcohol have high post-surgical complication rates, says a new report, which suggests postponing procedures to give drinkers time to stop.

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ACA Turns Two; Has it Improved Quality of Care?

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, March 22, 2012

The Affordable Care Act is saving billions of dollars in drug costs and the elimination of red tape, but measuring the law's impact on readmissions, saving lives, and preventing harm is a tricky business.

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Service Lines Growing, But Aligning Physicians is Tough

By: Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, March 22, 2012

Over the next two years, most hospital leaders anticipate expanding their service lines or starting new ones, but more than 60% say it's difficult to get physicians on track with their goals.

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Rounds: Creating a High-Performance Emergency Department

By: February 7, 2012

Date: March 29, 2012

About: Transition your emergency department into a high-performance, patient-centered unit. Join HealthLeaders Media at Cambridge Health Alliance for a three-hour leadership event with strategies to improve ED flow, communications, and outcomes. Access our FREE event case study now, then register for the event to receive exclusive content. 

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Webcast: Marketing to Overcome Physician Recruitment Hurdles

By: February 29, 2012

Date: March 30, 2012
About:  Save time and money by targeting, recruiting, and retaining "best-fit" physician candidates using proven marketing tactics. Featuring three marketing and recruiting industry leaders from diverse regions, hospital sizes, and backgrounds, this webcast allows you to pre-submit questions to our speakers.

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