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AHA Defends Hospital Consolidations

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, June 5, 2013

The volume of mergers and acquisitions in healthcare is "consistent with efforts to try to achieve economies of scale...and changes in demand and particularly to realign and enhance services," says a report from the American Hospital Association.

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Kidney Care Advocates Fight Medicare Cuts

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, June 5, 2013

A coalition of kidney care experts and advocates fears that Medicare program cuts for end-stage renal disease will be so severe that the cost of delivering dialysis will exceed reimbursement for the service.

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RWJF Launches Hospital Pricing App Challenge

By: Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, June 5, 2013

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has launched a competition to develop applications and tools that will enhance and improve the way data comparing hospital prices is used.

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CommonWell Plans EHR Pilot; Denies Data Will Be For Sale

By: Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, June 4, 2013

A joint effort to provide interoperability among the electronic health records systems of competing vendors is proceeding without a great deal of transparency and openness outside of the participating members.

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Revamp Nurse Staffing Policies and Cut Costs

By: Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media, June 4, 2013

The more disordered a nursing unit is with its staffing, the more turnover and costs will go up. A thorough assessment and overhaul of scheduling, tracking, and staffing policies can put an end to the chaos.

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Webcast: New Radiology Standards to Reduce Costs, Increase Quality and Improve Outcomes

By: April 30, 2013

Date: June 19, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Join radiology experts from Radisphere and NCH Healthcare System as they examine how standards-based radiology can impact fiscal performance, patient satisfaction and physician referrals.

Register Today

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NEW Intelligence Report: ED Solutions—Preparing for Increased Volume and Decreased Margins

By: HealthLeaders Media Staff, for HealthLeaders Media, May 15, 2013

Emergency Department overcrowding has increased by 22% since 2013. This original research and analysis offers key insight from top healthcare executives and clinical leaders on coping with patient volume while protecting the bottom line.

Download Today

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