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Bad CDC Data May Have Skewed Research

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, October 29, 2012

Some Centers for Disease Control data on emergency department visits is so marred by error, that it calls into question the veracity of "hundreds of papers," a researcher says.

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Business Roundup: MO Hospitals Join Forces

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, October 29, 2012

Four Missouri hospitals form a collaborative; Advent Health announces plans to buy Chicago-area Sherman Health, and in Baltimore, St. Joseph's finalizes its merger with the University of Maryland Medical Center.

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Why Financial Success Eludes Majority of Healthcare Mergers

By: Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media, October 26, 2012

Only four in 10 of all acquired hospitals outperformed their markets within two years of signing. In part, it's because the healthcare industry is being reactive, when it should be purposeful and strategic instead, says one analyst.

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Webcast: Cardiology Service Line—From Volume to Value

By: October 1, 2012

Date: Nov. 27, 2012, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

Coordinate protocols and standardize approaches to better manage cost and reform transitions in the cardiology service line, without cutting into the service or quality of care. Join Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute, Sacred Heart Hospital, and Wellmont Health System as they share tactical approaches for maneuvering through healthcare reform transitions in the cardiology service line.

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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 not only to get their message to consumers in a highly competitive and crowded marketplace, but also 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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Rounds: Cancer Service Line Leadership—Baylor Health Care System

By: October 1, 2012

Date: Nov. 6, 2012, 11:00-2:00 p.m. CT

Baylor Health Care leaders reveal how they have built a cutting-edge cancer care model that combines personalized guidance, tailored treatment, and opportunities to participate in clinical trials of new treatments. Get real-world solutions, interactive Q&A, and lessons learned, including how to and combine the best aspects of academic and private practice cancer models to serve patients better.

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