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Lower ED Margins Demand a Better Strategy

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

In this Intelligence Report, we examine how resolving organizational problems in the emergency department will remain a challenge as demand for ED services increases, overcrowding elevates patient safety concerns, and quality metrics draw greater attention.

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Healthcare Costs Hit Record High, But Growth Rate Slows

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

The 2013 Milliman Medical Index pegs the annual cost of PPO coverage at 6.3% higher than last year. Physician and other professional services account for one third of annual healthcare spending.

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Keys to Managing Transitions of Care

By: Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, May 23, 2013

Sarasota Memorial Healthcare System's focus on care transitions for its elderly and heart failure patient population has continually resulted in good readmission scores. Other hospital leaders could do the same, but the process has taken years and attention to detail.

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Hospitals Profit On Bloodstream Infections

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, May 23, 2013

Hospitals can reap a windfall when an insured patient has a preventable infection, and private health plans—not Medicare—foot the largest bills. Why aren't these payers doing more to help hospitals prevent infections?

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Executive Insight Report: Capital Finance—Industry Consolidation

By: HealthLeaders Media Staff, for HealthLeaders Media, April 17, 2013

The second in a series of four Executive Insight Reports from Bank of America Merrill Lynch explains the results of a survey on how leading organizations are approaching mergers, joint ventures, acquisitions, and strategic alliances, as they strive to meet the goals of healthcare reform.

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Webcast: Patient-Centered Care Transitions for Better Quality, Costs, and Readmissions

By: April 29, 2013

Date: May 29, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Join quality and care experts from Griffin Hospital and Sarasota Memorial Health Care System as they examine the increased focus on care transitions as healthcare organizations prepare for value-based care.

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