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Hospital Plastic Surgery Business Grows

By: Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, May 4, 2012

Hospitals offering a wide range of plastic surgery procedures for both medical and cosmetic purposes are seeing increased patient load. Some hospitals develop a separate plastic surgery service line, while others keep it within other service lines such as oncology. Success for hospitals revolves around awareness, coordination, and rhinoplasty.

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Med Schools Boost Enrollment, But Residency Slots Threatened

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, May 4, 2012

Enrollment at the nation's medical schools is on track to grow 30% by 2016. But with $60 million in federal funding threatened, residency slots might not be available for all new graduates, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges.

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Medical Apology Strategy Shows Signs of Strength

By: Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, May 3, 2012

The Massachusetts Medical Society is working with hospitals, providers, and patient safety organizations in a pilot program testing proposals that could overhaul the state's tort system of medical liability.

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How IPPS Proposed Rules Would Affect Quality Measures

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, May 3, 2012

The latest proposed rules for how federal payers would reimburse hospitals call for important changes in the way healthcare quality is measured—and should prompt quality leaders to consider refocusing their resources.

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Rounds: Building ACO Foundations—Lessons From Kaiser Permanente's Integrated Delivery Model

By: May 1, 2012

Date: May 30, 2012
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The Complete Guide to Strategic Marketing for the Cardiovascular Service Line

By: January 18, 2012

Get key marketing concepts, practical tools, and straightforward ideas to augment a cardiovascular service line administrator's ever-expanding skill set, help overall service line performance, and create real value.

 

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