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'Objectionable Conditions' Persist at Drug Compounding Facilities

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, August 8, 2013

Problems discovered in federal inspections of compounding facilities include "inappropriate or inadequate, or both, clothing for sterile processing…insufficient microbiological testing, and other practices that create risk of contamination," GAO investigators say.

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Revenue-Driving Cardio Subspecialties Thriving

By: Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, August 8, 2013

Cardio care is a growing margin contributor for hospitals and health systems. That's why healthcare providers are retooling in a big way to develop cardiac care subspecialty programs.

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Community Health Centers Celebrate Decades of Service

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, August 7, 2013

The lessons learned about population health management and the value of medical homes and coordinated care come straight from the nation's community health centers, which celebrate nearly 50 years of providing healthcare access.

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Rebranding Helps Sharpen Marketing Strategy

By: Jacqueline Fellows, for HealthLeaders Media, August 7, 2013

Healthcare organizations that go through a rebranding process learn a number of things quickly. Perhaps the most valuable lesson is that they clearly identify the organization's vision and mission.

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Health Plans Share Their Roadmaps to HIX

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, August 7, 2013

While health insurers intend to participate in public health insurance exchanges, the general strategy is to wait and see. Payers are looking to private exchanges and even proprietary exchanges to enable them to more efficiently serve their customers

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Strategic Toolkit for Physician-Focused Solutions — Save 66%

By: June 19, 2013

Learn how leading organizations have achieved physician-hospital alignment through viable physician recruitment, retention, and management strategies:

•"Patient Experience and HCAHPS: Little Consensus on a Top Priority"

•"Physician Alignment: Integration Over Independence"

•"Collaborative Care: Hospitals Balance Risk and Revenue With Physicians"

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Webcast: Metrics and Marketing—Proving Value in Healthcare Marketing

By: July 24, 2013

Date: September 25, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Join marketing veterans from Capella Healthcare and Jarrard Phillips Cate & Hancock to learn how to implement and measure marketing efforts under common resource challenges found at small to midsize hospitals and health systems.

Register Today

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