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CHS Cites 'Shifting' Standards in Fraud Allegation Settlement

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, August 6, 2014

An attorney representing one of the whistleblowers alleging Community Health Systems of fraud says that as a nation, "we have a healthcare delivery system where doctors and individual decision making, to some degree, has been shoved to the side by corporate managers."

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Ebola: CDC Briefs Clinicians; Hospitals Say They’re Ready

By: Lena J. Weiner, for HealthLeaders Media, August 6, 2014

As government agencies strive to educate healthcare workers about the realities of Ebola, hospitals brace themselves and check their resources.

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2015 IPPS Final Rule Detailed

By: Michelle Leppert, for HealthLeaders Media, August 6, 2014

The Inpatient Prospective Payment System rule's focus on quality creates a need for increased collaboration among risk management, revenue cycle, compliance, and health information technology professionals, says one expert.

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As Apple and Google Swarm Healthcare, StartUp Health Shares Lessons

By: Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, August 5, 2014

By one measure, the amount of money invested in healthcare startups in the first half of 2014 exceeds the total amount invested in all of 2013. The co-founder of StartUp Health talks about where innovation is headed.

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To Jump Start Change, Look to Early Adopters

By: Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media, August 5, 2014

Forward-thinking nurse leaders who are at the forefront of unit-level changes can help lead change throughout the organization.

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Webcast: Engaging Patients, Payers, and Telemedicine in Chronic Care

By: July 9, 2014

Date: August 25, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Join leaders from CAC-Florida Medical Center and Humana to learn key strategies for managing diabetes to improve quality and value in the delivery of healthcare services.

Register Today

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Intelligence Report: The ED Fix—Triage, Coordination, and Navigation

By: May 15, 2014

Based on a recent survey, 54% of healthcare leaders are reducing avoidable ED visits via primary care coordination. This report uncovers emerging best practices in care team composition and patient flow to improve ED throughput and patient satisfaction.

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