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Medical Director Compensation Increasingly Tied to Value, Quality

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, May 3, 2013

While patient flow and practice efficiency were once the primary focus of medical directors in physician practices, directors are now shifting their focus toward delivering value and clinical quality.

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Hospitals Find ROI in Recycling Efforts

By: Chelsea Rice, for HealthLeaders Media, May 3, 2013

On a mission to reduce healthcare's negative impact on the environment and contain costs, a coalition of 350 hospitals, in one year, has saved almost $32 million from single-use medical device reprocessing alone.

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Deadly CRE Infection Spreading Fast in Hospitals

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

Arjun Srinivasan, MD, associate director for healthcare-associated infection prevention programs for the CDC, discusses what is known and not known about the "alarming increase" in frequency of carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae in healthcare settings.

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Doctor Files Malpractice Suit Against Attorneys

By: Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, May 2, 2013

In an unusual case, a New York anesthesiologist is suing his attorneys over a malpractice case that he says cost him $1 million in insurance coverage and derailed his career.

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Intelligence Report: Reshaping the Cardio Service Line for Population Health and Reform Challenges

By: April 30, 2013

76% of healthcare leaders report positive margin from cardio. This report explores how best to evolve cardio service lines to support prevention, expand offerings, and maintain healthy margins.

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Webcast: Patient-Centered Care Transitions for Better Quality, Costs, and Readmissions

By: April 29, 2013

Date: May 29, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Join quality and care experts as they examine the increased focus on care transitions as healthcare organizations prepare for value-based care.

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