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Urologists 'Outraged' Over PSA Test Challenge

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, May 24, 2012

Major urology associations are fuming over a federal panel's report that discredits the widely used prostate-specific antigen screening test for prostate cancer.

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Heartland Health Joins Mayo Clinic Network

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

By strategically adding Heartland, a Missouri-based integrated health delivery system, the Mayo Clinic Care Network extends its geographic reach without building costly new facilities, spending cash to acquire hospitals, or consolidating with another health system.

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Luxury Hospital Facilities Put Patient Experience First

By: Marianne Aiello, for HealthLeaders Media, May 23, 2012

The striking new hospital buildings built by Johns Hopkins and Sanford Health exemplify patient-centric design on a big budget. But even hospitals without deep pockets can glean inspiration from them.

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Health Insurance Exchanges Put Defined Benefits to the Test

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

The defined-contribution model enables employers to cap their healthcare costs, for better control over current expenses and future liabilities.  But complex administrative challenges make employers hesitant to embrace it.

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Appalachian, Urban Health Challenges Remarkably Similar

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

One of the unfortunate ironies of population health is that people who live in the most remote sections of the U.S. often face the same health and healthcare access issues that plague people in large cities, studies show. 

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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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Intelligence Report: Volume, Flow, and Safety Issues in the ED

By: May 15, 2012

As health systems try to improve their EDs, healthcare leaders are watching the financial framework with caution. About 80% say they expect their ED revenue margins will worsen as a result of healthcare reform and 78% say their reimbursement also will get worse, according to this HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report. Get the free report with exclusive research and analysis.

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