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EHR Adoption Slow, Information Exchange Lagging

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, August 8, 2014

While many providers have the essential EHR components required to obtain financial incentives and avoid penalties, about 90% of hospitals still can't allow patients to view online, download, or transmit health information.

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Training Physicians for Empathy

By: Ryan Chiavetta, for HealthLeaders Media, August 8, 2014

A pair of training programs exposes medical students to art and loss, teaches them about the emotional aspects of patient care, and helps them avoid burnout.

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CA Sitting on Millions in Hospital Fines

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, August 7, 2014

If I were running a hospital, I would want to know that this money was put to good use to find out how and why preventable medical errors occur and to find ways to keep them from reoccurring.

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Screenings Raise Risk as Well as Awareness

By: Jacqueline Fellows, for HealthLeaders Media, August 7, 2014

A constant barrage of ads from hospitals, health systems, and payers urges patients to get screened for some of the deadliest diseases. But casting a wide net is totally at odds with controlling healthcare costs through evidence-based data.

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HealthLeaders Media LIVE From UNC Health Care: Transforming Cancer Care

By: July 2, 2014

Date: September 4, 2014 | 11:00–2:00PM ET

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HealthLeaders Media Insider: Telemedicine

By: April 1, 2014

The advent of new healthcare technology yields new opportunities for efficiency and cost saving. With this one-stop comprehensive resource, learn how hospitals are beginning to engage patients via the Internet, and how telemedicine is being used to drive revenue, increase access, and improve care across the continuum. Includes bonus webcast.

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