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Healthcare-Associated Infection Costs Detailed

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, September 3, 2013

Surgical site infections are the most frequently occurring HAI, accounting for one-third of the annual cost or about $3.3 billion. But central line-associated bloodstream infections are the most expensive, researchers report.

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Using Data Analytics for Better Financial Outcomes

By: Rene Letourneau, for HealthLeaders Media, September 3, 2013

To make the best use of the massive amounts of data being collected by hospitals and health systems, CFOs are turning to powerful analytics tools to find revenue cycle efficiencies and other cost savings.

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Medicare Reform Strategy Floated by House Committees

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, September 3, 2013

A series of papers describing Medicare policy reform proposals is expected to be released over the coming months by the House Energy & Commerce and House Ways & Means committees.

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Hospital Leadership 'Success,' Redefined

By: Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media, August 30, 2013

Healthcare consolidation is changing and eliminating the role of the hospital CEO. But there are still opportunities for strong leaders—they're just not always going to come with the title of CEO attached to them.

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HealthLeaders Media LIVE from Geisinger: Women's Health Leadership

By: July 3, 2013

Date: September 18, 2013 | 12:00–3:00PM ET

In this exclusive HealthLeaders Media event, physician and executive leaders from Geisinger share their strategies for improving women's health programs, including defining best practices; ensuring process consistency and accountability; using the patient portal for secure communication and enhanced education; and integration with women's cardiovascular care.

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Download the FREE Case Study

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Webcast: Patient Engagement for Population Health—The Kaiser Permanente & MSHA Models

By: September 3, 2013

Date: October 23, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Join clinical improvement leaders from Kaiser Permanente and Mountain States Health Alliance as they reveal proven models for fostering patient engagement through care coordination, technological innovation, and community outreach.

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