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First PCORI Report Short on Specifics

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, January 24, 2012

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute has issued its first report on national priorities, but without specifying any diseases or conditions it would target for comparative effectiveness research.

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In State-of-the-State Speeches, Governors Present Healthcare Priorities

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, January 24, 2012

A look at state-of the-state speeches reveals a mixed bag of priorities, including preserving Medicaid funding, establishing health insurance exchanges, supporting physician education, eliminating "pill mills," and fighting healthcare reform.

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How a VA CFO Cut Through the Red Tape

By: Karen Minich-Pourshadi, for HealthLeaders Media, January 23, 2012

Scratching your head over how to improve quality while reducing costs? The VA does it every day. Michael Finegan, the network director for Veterans Integrated Service Network 11, shares his secrets on innovation, financial planning, cost reductions, and quality improvements in a bureaucracy.

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Executives on the Move

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, January 23, 2012

While healthcare continues to lead the nation in job growth, the employment landscape is ever-shifting. Here are some notable executive moves this week:

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Impact Analysis Report—The Next Phase of Cost Control

By: January 6, 2012

This third report in a series of four from the inaugural HealthLeaders Media CFO Exchange provides insight on cost containment from leaders at Banner Health, Wellmont Health System, Parkland Health & Hospital System, Floyd Memorial Hospital & Health Services, and Trinity Regional Health System. Eighteen percent cite "no culture of being cost-conscious" as their greatest organizational challenge to cost reduction.

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Book: The Complete Guide to Physician Relationships

By: January 19, 2012

Based on extensive research and an in-depth survey of nearly 200 physicians, The Complete Guide to Physician Relationships outlines exactly what information physicians want and how they want to receive it from healthcare leaders, peers, marketing executives, and physician relations representatives. Get the critical data that you need to succeed with your physician relations, referral, and communication efforts.

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