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Business Roundup: Independent Hospitals Disappearing in OH

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, July 8, 2013

University Hospitals announces its intent to acquire one of two of the last independent hospitals in northeast Ohio while consolidation continues in Massachusetts and New York City.

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Pioneer ACOs Seen Defecting to MSSP Program

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, July 8, 2013

At least four of the 32 Pioneer ACOs are in the process of notifying their providers that they intend to shift to the Medicare Shared Savings Program, and up to five more could follow. "They've learned that they probably won't be successful, so they want to move into a no-risk environment," says one observer.

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Damages from Medicaid Politics Won't Stop at Hospitals

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, July 3, 2013

Try to imagine the ripple effect of punching a $4 billion hole in the economy of a state whose lawmakers refuse federal Medicaid subsidies. It's not just hospital jobs that will disappear. Ancillary support jobs in healthcare and other businesses will wither, too.

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What Does Singapore Know About Selling Healthcare Products?

By: Jacqueline Fellows, for HealthLeaders Media, July 3, 2013

Buying health insurance in the U.S. is not yet as straightforward as other consumer purchases, but that is changing. Health systems in Singapore, Australia, and New Zealand are far ahead of us in offering consumer choice and addressing health disparities.

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No Silver Bullet for Medication Adherence

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, July 3, 2013

Cost and forgetfulness play a large role in non-adherence, but even when medications are supplied at no cost, adherence hovers around only 50%. Forging personal connections with pharmacy staff can help, one insurer says.

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HealthLeaders Media Live from Sharp Memorial Hospital: Emergency Department Throughput Redesign

By: June 4, 2013

Date: August 20, 2013, 12:00-3:00 p.m. ET

The leadership team of Sharp Memorial Hospital shows how to improve ED throughput and satisfaction at no extra cost using Lean techniques, bedside triage, and "pod and huddle" teams. Don't miss out on this interactive presentation. Attend live or virtually.

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Intelligence Report: Advancing Clinical Quality from Data to Decisions

By: July 3, 2013

If two-thirds of healthcare leaders claim a "great deal of experience" with clinical quality and patient safety metrics, why are so many having difficulty turning that data into meaningful improvements? This report uncovers the technological and cultural barriers hampering clinical quality improvements and provides practical, proven recommendations to help overcome them.

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