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12 Ways to Reduce Hospital Readmissions

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, December 27, 2010

With hospital readmission rates as high one in five nationwide, we asked experts for tips on getting those numbers down. Some strategies aren't yet proven, but many providers are experimenting with anything that sounds plausible.

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EHR Incentives Registration Begins January 3

By: Andrea Kraynak, CPC, for HealthLeaders Media, December 23, 2010

Registration for eligible health care professionals and hospitals who wish to participate in the Medicare electronic health record system incentive program will begin January 3, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has announced.

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Online Tool Takes the 'Wait' Out of Waiting Rooms

By: Cynthia Johnson for HealthLeaders Media, December 27, 2010

A physician develops an online service that uses color-coded updates to signal current wait times at a physician office or healthcare facility.

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Hospitals Blast Report that GPOs Drive up Healthcare Costs

By: December 27, 2010

The smoldering dispute between the Medical Device Manufacturers Association and group purchasing organizations has sparked to life on reaction to a study of contracts and industry pricing.

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Top 10 HealthLeaders News Stories of 2010

By: HealthLeaders Media Staff, November 22, 2010

Healthcare reform, medical errors, and nursing workforce issues have dominated the headlines in 2010. We run down our most popular news stories of the year in case you missed them, or just want to have another look.

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20 People Who Make Healthcare Better - 2010

By: December 2, 2010

In our annual HealthLeaders 20, we profile individuals who are changing healthcare for the better. Some are longtime industry fixtures; others would clearly be considered outsiders. Some are revered; others would not win many popularity contests. All of them are playing a crucial role in making the healthcare industry better. These are their stories.

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Cardiac Care Leadership for Improved Alignment and Outcomes

By: February 15, 2011

Join us live from Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital and share lessons learned from executives at leading national cardiac service lines and medical groups on shared governance, clinical integration, and physician alignment.

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Webcast: Proven Strategies to Market Women's Services

By: December 16, 2010

Women are a vital audience to reach—is your marketing cutting it? As the primary healthcare decision-makers and the key to unlocking additional service audiences, you need up-to-date, effective marketing strategies to win women’s loyalty—thus, business—and expand your market share. Join HealthLeaders Media on January 31, at 1 p.m. (EST) for this 90-minute Webcast, including Q&A, and learn from women’s health marketing experts. http://www.hcmarketplace.com/prod.cfm?id=9339&s=EZINEADH&e_topic=WS_HLM2

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