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Disruptive Remedies for Physician Shortage

By: Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media, October 25, 2012

Extended roles of non-physicians is a direction toward which many hospitals and health systems are moving. Such efforts, if successful, might bring much-needed nuance into the discussion of the physician shortage, including disruptions in the types of physicians needed in the future.

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Healthcare Collaboration Strategies Gaining Ground

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, October 25, 2012

In "collaboratories" designed to improve care for all patients, regardless of which health system provides their care, providers learn what saves lives and lowers costs by being transparent about procedural sequences as well as results.

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Small Health Plans Sharpen Their IT Strategies

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

Some health plans with fewer than one million covered lives are just as focused as the big guys on provider connectivity, data and system interoperability, and consumer engagement.

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Reducing Alarm Fatigue: A Modest Plan

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

A nurse leader in the battle to curb audible alarms on medical devices offers five tips for reducing noise and suggests that solutions are easier to achieve in community hospitals than in large academic facilities.

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3 Outstanding Breast Cancer Awareness Campaigns

By: Marianne Aiello, for HealthLeaders Media, October 24, 2012

With national breast cancer organizations building awareness, October is the right time for individual hospitals and health systems to promote their women's health screening services and fundraising events. Here are three shining examples.

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Intelligence Report: Cost Containment—Targeting Cuts, Enhancing Efficiency and Using IT

By: October 15, 2012

89% of healthcare executives lack the integrated clinical and financial data they need to target cost savings. Healthcare leaders who have cut millions in costs reveal how to improve efficiency through process improvements and targeted cuts based on hard data. This original research and analysis, offers key insight from leading organizations, including new case studies from Beaumont Health System, Pocono Health System, and Southwest General Health Center.

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Rounds: Cancer Service Line Leadership—Baylor Health Care System

By: October 1, 2012

Date: Nov. 6, 2012, 12:00-3:00 p.m. CT

Baylor Health Care leaders reveal how they have built a cutting-edge cancer care model that combines personalized guidance, tailored treatment, and opportunities to participate in clinical trials of new treatments. Get real-world solutions, interactive Q&A, and lessons learned, including how to and combine the best aspects of academic and private practice cancer models to serve patients better.

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