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HHS Awards $320 Million to Expand Primary Care

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, September 29, 2010

Most of the money—$253 million—will go toward improving and expanding the nation's  primary care workforce. The rest will provide low-income individuals with education, and training that will help prepare them for careers in the healthcare sector.

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Women's Health Research Gains Ground, But Gaps Remain

By: Janice Simmons, for HealthLeaders Media, September 29, 2010

Boosting research on women's health issues during the past two decades has reduced deaths among women related to cardiovascular disease, breast cancer, and cervical cancer. It has yielded less progress in reducing the effects of depression, HIV/AIDS, and osteoporosis on women, says a report from the Institute of Medicine.

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Falling TB Rates Point to Greater Danger for U.S.

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, September 29, 2010

Researchers have created computer simulations that show a paradoxical correlation between falling ordinary tuberculosis prevalence rates and an increasing risk for more extensive MDR-TB, infection that is resistant to at least two of the primary antibiotics used for treatment.

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RAC Strategies for Region A Providers

By: James Carroll, for HealthLeaders Media, September 29, 2010

With the recent CMS approval of issues for DCS, the RAC for Region A, all four of the Recovery Audit Contractors are now actively reviewing claims for medical necessity validation. A RAC expert explains what providers should to do now.

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Hospital Credentialing to Include Data Screening of Terminated Providers

By: Emily Berry, for HealthLeaders Media, September 9, 2010

How will healthcare reform affect your hospital’s credentialing process? Part of the answer may lie in new CMS regulations about terminated providers and these requirements from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010.

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Hospital Marketing Puts Focus on Physicians

By: Marianne Aiello, for HealthLeaders Media, September 13, 2010

Effective  physician input is crucial to a successful strategic marketing plan.

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3 Charge Nurse Success Tips

By: Rebecca Hendren, for HealthLeaders Media, September 28, 2010

Leadership development is an oft-overlooked issue in nursing, so it's no surprise that charge nurses rarely receive the training they need. Many organizations promote nurses into the charge position simply because they are good nurses and no one else wants to do it. But the charge nurse is crucial to the smooth operation of a patient care unit—check out these tips charge nurses should keep in mind.

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CT Breach Notification Case Proves HITECH's Worth

By: Dom Nicastro, for HealthLeaders Media, September 28, 2010

HITECH brings to light how much of a better job the healthcare industry must do to protect the privacy of its patients. Take one look at the Office for Civil Rights breach notification website—you'll find 166 reasons why this is true.

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