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1 in 3 Physicians Plans to Quit Within 10 Years

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, July 27, 2012

A survey of doctors by a healthcare staffing recruiting firm finds widespread job dissatisfaction triggered by sweeping changes in medicine due to healthcare reform and market demand.

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Insurers Join HHS in Fighting Healthcare Fraud

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, July 27, 2012

UnitedHealth Group, WellPoint, and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association are among the public and private payers partnering with the Department of Health and Human Services to detect and halt Medicare and other fraud schemes.

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Hospitals' Adverse Event Reporting Systems Inadequate

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, July 26, 2012

The systems by which the nation's hospitals detect and quantify patient harm within their facilities can be summarized by the Tower of Babel cliché: It seems that everyone uses a different definition of what is a reportable adverse event.

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Colorado Shootings Put Docs vs. Glocks Law in Spotlight

By: Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, July 26, 2012

Florida doctors have prevailed in federal court against a state law that threatened to strip physicians of their licenses if they warned patients about risks of guns in the home. The ruling takes on greater meaning after the recent mass killing in a Colorado movie theater.

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Rounds: A Comprehensive Women's Health Service Line—Lessons from North Shore-LIJ

By: July 12, 2012

Date: August 9, 2012, 12:00–3:00 p.m. ET
Register for A Comprehensive Women's Health Service Line: Lessons From North Shore-LIJ and in three hours learn direct from the founders of the Katz Institute for Women's Health how to position your women's health programs to meet evolving physician and patient demands. Move beyond OBGYN and learn to plan, build and operate a women’s health center of excellence.

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Breakthroughs Report: The Promise of Healthcare Analytics

By: June 25, 2012

Healthcare is rich in data. The challenge for healthcare organizations is to make sense of the morass of clinical, financial, and operational information generated. In this HealthLeaders Media Breakthroughs report, four leading healthcare organizations—Brigham and Women's Hospital, St. Luke's University Health Network, Charleston Area Medical Center, and BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina—share insights and lessons learned.

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