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Leapfrog's New Safety Report Card Alarms Hospitals

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, November 28, 2012

The updated Leapfrog Group Hospital Safety Score gave 25 hospitals, including 520-bed Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, a failing grade of F, while another 121 hospitals, including the Cleveland Clinic, got a barely passing D.

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SLIDESHOW: Medicaid Expansion Report Details Impact on State Budgets

By: Healthleaders Media Staff, November 28, 2012

A new report released Monday by the Kaiser Family Foundation suggests that some states could net budget savings under the Medicaid expansion detailed by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, as millions gain coverage.

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Cloud Technology Overturns IT Assumptions

By: Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, November 27, 2012

Cloud computing changes the technology rules that existed a few years ago and overturns the conventional wisdom—and price structure—of IT services. Healthcare leaders are the beneficiaries.

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Nurses Are Good at Giving Flu Vaccines, Bad at Getting Them

By: Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media, November 27, 2012

Flu vaccination rates improve when nurses administer the shots. But how to improve vaccination rates among nurses and other healthcare workers?

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Webcast: Future of Service Line Marketing—New Tactics, New Tools

By: October 17, 2012

Date: Nov. 29, 2012, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

When it comes to service lines, healthcare marketers are challenged to balance the needs of the organization and individual physicians with limited marketing dollars. Join WellStar Health System, Cooper University Hospital, and Jennings Co. as they explore how to use data to prioritize service line marketing dollars and gain physician buy-in.

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Webcast: Decoding Payer Contracting in a New Era of Population Health

By: November 2, 2012

Date: December 5, 2012, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

For providers, population health management is the next step in healthcare reform, but to make that move providers must place greater emphasis on commercial payer contracts. Innovative healthcare organizations such as Iowa Health System and Bellin Health System are already getting these programs off the ground. Join these leading organizations as they share best practices and lessons learned when establishing population health programs and commercial payer contracts.

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