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Most Doctors' Spouses/Partners Are Happy

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, March 29, 2013

Despite the portrayals of rocky home lives and marriages on the brink in TV soap operas and primetime dramas, an overwhelming majority of physicians' spouses and partners say they are happy with their relationships, according to new Mayo Clinic research.

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Better Blood Use, Better Outcomes

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, March 29, 2013

Limiting blood transfusions to cases where it is really needed can reduce patients' adverse events, cut lengths of stay, drop hospital costs by millions of dollars a year, and even prevent mortality.

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Q&A: Lucian Leape Wants Tougher Patient Safety Regs

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, March 28, 2013

The man known as the father of the modern patient safety movement is calling for the creation of a special federal regulatory agency to compel safer hospital practices.

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RAC Reform Movement Gains Some Traction

By: Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, March 28, 2013

The American Hospital Association's recent win over the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in a court fight over Recovery Audit Contractor penalties opens the door for a bigger strategic push to overhaul the RAC system.

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HealthLeaders Media Live from Parkview Health: The New Readmissions Plan

By: HealthLeaders Media Staff, for HealthLeaders Media, January 28, 2013

Date: April 18, 2013, 12:00-3:00 p.m. ET

Parkview Health of Fort Wayne, IN, has worked its way toward the top of the list of lowest 30-day readmission rates in the nation—and this event will show you how. Parkview leaders share their comprehensive strategy for reducing preventable readmissions through a plan of early action, best practices, and coordinated care.

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Webcast: New Physician Referral Models for Value-Based Care

By: March 14, 2013

Date: April 25, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Join physician referral experts from MGMA-ACMPE and Baptist Health System, San Antonio to learn how to create sustainable and scalable marketing plans for physician referrals that will keep pace with healthcare changes in 2013.

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