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Stratus Healthcare Alliance Strategy Detailed

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, July 24, 2013

Georgia's new 23-hospital collaborative, with its focus on operational initiatives and improving population health, "represents a formidable force with substantial bargaining power" and may be the first stage of something bigger, says one healthcare analyst.

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SGR Repeal Bill Advances to Full House Committee

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, July 24, 2013

So-called "doc-fix" legislation that would replace the sustainable growth rate formula with a system that rewards physicians for delivering quality care could be up for a full committee vote this week.

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Population Health Pros Get National Support

By: Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media, July 23, 2013

Care coordination has been called the "missing link in healthcare." Now the Registered Nurse Ambulatory Care Coordinator Association has formed the first national organization to support nurses and other population health management professionals in care coordinator roles.

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HIX Bedeviled By Tech, Resource Hurdles

By: Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, July 23, 2013

The countdown is on and the make-or-break technology backbone of the government's health insurance exchange is shrouded in questions about security and privacy. One health insurance vendor calls the scenario "a nightmare."

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HealthLeaders Media Live from Sharp Memorial Hospital: Emergency Department Throughput Redesign

By: June 4, 2013

Date: August 20, 2013, 12:00-3:00 p.m. ET

The leadership team of Sharp Memorial Hospital shows how to improve ED throughput and satisfaction at no extra cost using Lean techniques, bedside triage, and "pod and huddle" teams. Don't miss out on this interactive presentation. Attend live or virtually.

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Intelligence Report: Advancing Clinical Quality from Data to Decisions

By: July 3, 2013

If two-thirds of healthcare leaders claim a "great deal of experience" with clinical quality and patient safety metrics, why are so many having difficulty turning that data into meaningful improvements? This report uncovers the technological and cultural barriers hampering clinical quality improvements and provides practical, proven recommendations to help overcome them.

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