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ACOs Seen As Tough Sell, Despite Concessions

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, October 24, 2011

The opportunity for ROI may not be enough to convince healthcare providers to adopt Medicare accountable care organizations under the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services final rules, say some industry observers.

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HIT Barriers to Patient Engagement Persist

By: Gienna Shaw, for HealthLeaders Media, October 24, 2011

The correlation between accountable care models and healthcare information technology that connects and engages patients permeates conversations at The Center for Connected Health annual symposium in Boston.

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U.S. Healthcare Costs Climb 5.73% Over 12 Months

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, October 24, 2011

The average per capita cost of healthcare services covered by commercial insurance and Medicare grew 5.73% over the 12 months ending in August, representing a fourth straight month of modest acceleration of cost growth, Standard & Poor's Healthcare Economic Indices show.

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Two-Tiered U.S. Healthcare System Looming

By: Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media, October 21, 2011

Lately, I've been hearing whispered opinions that basically go like this: Enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act started a metaphorical snowball rolling downhill toward a two-tiered health system. We have to decide as a society whether that model would be better than what we have now, or if it would be worse.

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Rounds: The Business and Clinical Path to Medical Home

By: October 6, 2011

Date: November 11, 2011
About: Attend on-site or
participate via live simulcast. Live from host St. Joseph Health System—reaching the vision of patient–centered medical home requires strong links between hospital and physician to achieve best patient outcomes. Join us for the dialogue in a special, complimentary Rounds, sponsored by RelayHealth.

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Webcast: Battle-Tested Tactics for Key Internal Marketing Initiatives

By: October 11, 2011

Date: November 8, 2011
About: In this 90-minute Webcast, benefit from lessons learned from Catholic Health Initiatives’ communication campaign for EHR implementation, and learn what your service lines can mean for marketing opportunities.

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