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Top 12 Healthcare Buzzwords for 2012

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, December 27, 2011

Our second annual list of healthcare buzzwords and catchphrases includes a handful of terms that are really oxymorons. And if you think about it, that's the very theme of health reform today.

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4 Health Plan Trends for 2012

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, December 22, 2011

What’s in store for health plans in 2012? Look for health insurers to be acquired by hospitals, Medicare Advantage to stay hot, Medicaid insurers to get hot, and the spending spree to continue.

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HL20: Wright L. Lassiter III—Getting Better All the Time

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, December 13, 2011

Under the leadership of Wright L. Lassiter III, Alameda County Medical Center has been recognized as a 2011 Top Performer by The Joint Commission. The distinction marks the latest affirmation of a remarkable turnaround for the Oakland, CA?based safety-net hospital.

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HL20: Clayton Christensen—The Innovator's Frustration

By: Edward Prewitt, for HealthLeaders Media, December 13, 2011

Disruptive technology has altered the practice of medicine many times over, yet the structure of healthcare institutions and the healthcare system has resisted change, to its detriment, says management guru and author, Clayton Christensen.

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HL20: Jeanne Yeatman—Orchestrating Care, From Ground to Air and Back

By: Carrie Vaughan, for HealthLeaders Media, December 13, 2011

Jeanne Yeatman develops programs to help improve care coordination among flight crews, paramedics, and emergency department staff in the Vanderbilt LifeFlight system.

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