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Healthgrades Revs its Hospital Scoring System

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, October 24, 2012

With a revamped quality ranking system, Healthgrades its place among other groups scoring hospital safety and quality of care: Leapfrog Group, Consumer Reports, U.S. News & World Report, Thomson Reuters, and Hospital Compare.

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MGMA: Payment Uncertainty Dampens Physician Spending

By: Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, October 24, 2012

At the Medical Group Management Association conference in Texas, one concern is common—the "fiscal instability" created by what officials call a "decade" of Congressional reprieves from sustainable growth rate formula cuts.

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What Scares Healthcare CIOs

By: Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, October 23, 2012

In the spirit of Halloween, healthcare technology leaders opened up on what scares them: federal demands, the pace of change, liability, security breaches, specific technologies, and—the most unreliable factor of all—people.

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Hospital Stands By Nurses in Harassment Trial

By: Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media, October 23, 2012

As a high-profile violence-against-nurses case goes to trial in New York State, a hospital stands by its nurses. It should come as no surprise that the hospital has earned a long list of quality accolades.

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Webcast: Avoid 30-Day Readmissions, Improve Care Transitions

By: September 17, 2012

Date: October 25, 2012, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

Get the tools you need to align care transitions, prevent bounce-back readmissions, and improve overall quality of care, from subacute and postacute experts at Southwest Ohio Care Transitions Collaborative and University of Michigan Health System Sub-Acute Care Rehabilitation Program. This webcast reveals the latest continuum management strategies and proven tactics to align partners, physicians, and nurses.

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Webcast: Cardiology Service Line—From Volume to Value

By: October 1, 2012

Date: Nov. 27, 2012, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

Coordinate protocols and standardize approaches to better manage cost and reform transitions in the cardiology service line, without cutting into the service or quality of care. Join Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute, Sacred Heart Hospital, and Wellmont Health System as they share tactical approaches for maneuvering through healthcare reform transitions in the cardiology service line.

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