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Drug Pricing 'Tantamount to Greed' Lawmaker Says

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, July 24, 2014

Four legislative actions could ease the burden of high-cost prescription drugs—such as a $1,000-per-pill hepatitis C drug—on Medicare, the public, and commercial payers, says a U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman.

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Ascension, Carondelet to Partner with Tenet, Dignity Health

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, July 24, 2014

Under the deal, which has entered the due diligence phase, Tenet would become majority partner responsible for all operations of Carondelet's assets and Ascension would all but leave the Arizona market.

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Rural Means Older and Sicker, Data Confirms

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, July 23, 2014

Federal data confirms what we know about rural hospitals and the care they deliver, and allows those of us who care about access to make a compelling case for providing good care to this population.

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The Infection-Busting Treatment Payers Don’t Want to Talk About

By: Christopher Cheney, for HealthLeaders Media, July 23, 2014

Fecal microbiota transplantation is an inexpensive treatment for a potentially deadly infection. But FMT is not for the squeamish. It's time for payers to get on board with this antibiotic alternative, which has a 90% cure rate.

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How Big Data Can Identify At-Risk, Potential Patients

By: Marianne Aiello, for HealthLeaders Media, July 23, 2014

Carolinas HealthCare System is using predictive modeling to identify high-risk patients who might benefit from preventative care. In Ohio, Dayton Children's Hospital is using Google products to target potential patients.

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Intelligence Report: The ED Fix—Triage, Coordination, and Navigation

By: May 22, 2014

This report reveals new, proven ways healthcare leaders are cutting wait times and improving care: fine-tuning processes for speedy triage and evaluation, bringing patients closer to caregivers, optimizing discharges and transfers, and effectively guiding non-emergent patients.

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