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How Rivals Built an ACO

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

Minnesota's HealthPartners and Allina Health Hospitals and Clinics formed Northwest Metro Alliance to focus on achieving the triple-aim of healthcare and to accomplish together what they couldn't do alone. They share electronic patient data, mine claims data, and have agreed not to duplicate services.

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TN Health System Charts Its Own Course

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

Rejected from CMS's Pioneer ACO program, 13-hospital Mountain States Health Alliance repurposed the organization it had planned to use into a commercial ACO.

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Grand-Aides Make Nursing Go Further

By: Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media, May 22, 2012

A corps of trained community members who transmit information between patients and nurses is saving money and reducing hospital and clinic visits, a study shows.

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E-book Revolution Changes, Challenges Healthcare

By: Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, May 22, 2012

Electronic book readers such as Amazon's Kindle and Apple's iPad promise to upend the way healthcare professionals access desk references, journals, and text books. Now medical libraries and institutions are trying to reconcile costs and digital restrictions set by publishers.

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Webcast: Tactics for Valuing Medical Practices—Buying, Selling and Mergers

By: May 15, 2012

Date: May 31, 2012
About: From administrative issues to physician compensation, timing, and cultural fit, hospital and physician leaders must respond to the key motivations and market realities that come with buying or selling a physician practice. Get the strategies you need in a customized webcast.

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Rounds: Building ACO Foundations—Lessons From Kaiser Permanente's Integrated Delivery Model

By: May 1, 2012

Date: May 30, 2012
About: Join HealthLeaders Media and host Kaiser Permanente for a live and simulcast three-hour leadership event on how to use the foundations of team medicine, population health management, and actionable data to create your own vision of integration. Access our FREE event case study now, then register for the exclusive companion event.

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