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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

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CDC Warns of Antibiotic Overuse in Hospitals

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, March 5, 2014

Hospital physicians who overprescribe antibiotics are putting patients "at unnecessary risk of future drug-resistant infections, allergic reactions, and intestinal infections that can be deadly," Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials say.

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States with HIX Woes to Get Relief

By: Christopher Cheney, for HealthLeaders Media, March 5, 2014

A move by CMS to tweak the public health insurance exchange rules grants a measure of relief to individuals who have struggled to enroll because of faulty state exchange websites.

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HIMSS: Software Bugs, Shifting Alliances Unsettling for Healthcare CIOs

By: Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, March 4, 2014

Some revelations made at the HIMSS 2014 conference illustrate how difficult this period of transition is for healthcare executives charged with bringing compliant, interconnected electronic health records systems online at their organizations.

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Care Coordination Tough to Define, Measure

By: Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media, March 4, 2014

In the first part of an in-depth discussion with two nurse leaders, the emphasis is on the importance of clearly defining and measuring a major area for cost-cutting in hospitals—care coordination.

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Webcast: Hospitals Developing Health Plans: Key Steps to Becoming a Provider-Payer

By: January 27, 2014

Date: Friday, March 28, 2014 | 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m. ET

Join hospital leaders as they outline the strategic transition from provider to payer, and new opportunities for controlling costs, managing risk, and maximizing reimbursements.

Register Today

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The Population Health Collection — 63% Off

By: February 28, 2014

The Population Health Collection combines the most effective and innovative strategies for improving population management as tested by the nation's top organizations.

Includes 4 best-selling products for only $499 (a $1,356 value).

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