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ED Cost of Care Greatly Underreported, Researcher Says

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, May 2, 2013

A Brown University researcher says the true cost of emergency department care may account for 10% of total healthcare spending, not 2% as a widely accepted federal report claims.

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Hands-On Robotic Surgery Promo Connects with Shoppers

By: Chelsea Rice, for HealthLeaders Media, May 2, 2013

A New Jersey hospital demystifies the da Vinci robotic surgical system by letting patients interact with the robots and the surgeons who operate them at a mall with a high-income demographic.

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Mercy Readies Tornado-Tough $450M Joplin Hospital

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, May 1, 2013

Two years after an EF5 tornado flattened Joplin, MO and gutted St. John's Regional Medical Center, the new Mercy Hospital Joplin is built to stand strong against natural disasters with a host of upgrades. Storm-hardened windows will be the facility's centerpiece.

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In Rush to Promote High-Tech Treatments, What About Patients?

By: Marianne Aiello, for HealthLeaders Media, May 1, 2013

Competitive hospitals have a knack for promoting unproven high-tech therapies and surgical procedures in order to win market share. They must also foster a culture of caring for patients as people. How do marketing leaders' responsibilities align?

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Providers Grade Health Plans. Guess Who Still Stinks.

By: Jacqueline Fellows, for HealthLeaders Media, May 1, 2013

An annual survey of hospital leaders' opinions of large health plans shows WellPoint and UnitedHealthcare fighting for last place among their peers—Cigna, Aetna, Coventry, Humana, and the independent Blue Cross Blue Shield plans.

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Roundtable: Capital Finance—Changing Structures

By: March 14, 2013

Download this FREE report featuring senior executives from Banner Health, Trinity Regional Health System, West Virginia United Health System, and Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Healthcare financial leaders today must understand the fine points of different sources for funding, including banks, bonds, private equity, and philanthropic donations. They must join capital considerations with strategic planning to ready their organizations for the new era of healthcare.

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New Intelligence Report: Collaborative Care—Hospitals Balance Risk and Revenue With Physicians and Payers

By: HealthLeaders Media Staff, for HealthLeaders Media, April 8, 2013

Download the free Intelligence Report for exclusive insight from top healthcare executives and clinical leaders on their proven strategies for implementing collaborative care models.

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