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South Carolina Blues Embrace Telemedicine

By: Jacqueline Fellows, for HealthLeaders Media, September 24, 2013

Physicians and nurse practitioners will conduct tele-consultations for high-risk pregnancies, strokes, and mental health, with an emphasis on rural areas and small towns.

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Heart Attack Patient Costs Skyrocket Beyond 30 Days

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, September 24, 2013

Three-quarters of the total cost increase for patients with a heart attack was incurred for services between the 31st and the 365th day, according to a new study of Medicare cost trends in 1998-2008.

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HR Roundup: Hospital Layoffs Are Full of Excuses

By: Chelsea Rice, for HealthLeaders Media, September 23, 2013

The healthcare law is a convenient scapegoat for hospitals looking to downsize staff and reallocate labor costs to other initiatives. Meanwhile, feds mandate home health workers' minimum wage and OT pay.

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The Business Case for Virtual Urgent Care

By: Rene Letourneau, for HealthLeaders Media, September 23, 2013

A telemedicine service priced at only $35 a visit creates a new access point for patients and averts ED visits.

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Webcast: Metrics and Marketing—Proving Value in Healthcare Marketing

By: July 24, 2013

Date: September 25, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Join marketing veterans from Capella Healthcare and Jarrard Phillips Cate & Hancock to learn how to implement and measure marketing efforts under common resource challenges found at small to midsize hospitals and health systems.

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Intelligence Report: Physician Alignment in the New Shared Risk Environment

By: September 12, 2013

As admission levels and patient mix continue to change, discover how healthcare leaders are forging new collaborative working relationships and developing new productivity measures for both employed and independent physicians.

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