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Top 100 Hospitals, Health Systems Named by Thompson Reuters

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, March 29, 2011

Thomson Reuters has released its annual study identifying the 100 top U.S. hospitals based on their overall organizational performance, by category. Contenders were evaluated based on performance in 10 areas including mortality, medical complications, patient safety, profitability, and patient satisfaction.

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Medicaid Skips Generic Drugs, Overspends by Millions

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, March 29, 2011

State Medicaid programs spent at least 22% more on 20 popular brand-name drugs than they would have if they'd used lower-cost generic equivalents, an American Enterprise Institute study says.

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Miami Physician Sentenced 2 Years for Medicare Fraud

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, March 29, 2011

For his role in a multimillion dollar Medicare scam, Fred Dweck, MD, will go to prison and pay $22 million in restitution to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the Department of Justice said in a statement.

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Are ACOs Unaffordable?

By: Jeff Elliott, for HealthLeaders Media, March 28, 2011

Startup costs to join an accountable care organization are likely too high for many healthcare providers to overcome in the near term, according to a report written by a group purchasing organization.

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Management Gets the Union it Deserves

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, March 28, 2011

If your hospital finds itself the target of a union organizing effort, the odds are not in your favor. But facilities that embrace employee engagement and offer strong leadership are less susceptible to unions, says one expert.

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Rounds: Orthopedic Leadership Strategies: Engage, Measure, and Perform

By: February 14, 2011

Forward-thinking orthopedic leaders are ensuring high performance and coordination among a carefully constructed caregiver team. Those leaders are also exploring the right metrics to know whether the outcomes they are tracking are the most meaningful to patients. Join the executive and clinical leadership team from nationally renowned MemorialCare Health System and orthopedic innovator Marshall Steele, MD, on March 29 for a three-hour dive into essential orthopedic leadership strategy. http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/rounds/

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Webcast: Boost Market Share with Your Oncology Services

By: February 14, 2011

Given the growing trend toward all-inclusive cancer centers, do you know how to differentiate your own oncology services to protect and grow your market share? Your oncology care is distinct. Its marketing should be, too. Join HealthLeaders Media on March 31 for this 90-minute Webcast, including Q&A and a case study, for valuable lessons from marketing leaders. http://www.hcmarketplace.com/prod.cfm?id=9460&s=EZINEADH&e_topic=WS_HLM2

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