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10 Hospital Technologies to Watch Carefully

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, January 9, 2012

The ECRI Institute lists ten high-priced technologies, including radiation reduction tools and proton beam radiation therapy, that it says bear a look by healthcare leaders, but come with a slew of caveats.

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Healthcare Created 314K Jobs in 2011

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, January 9, 2012

Hospitals created 9,800 new jobs in December, and 89,100 jobs in 2011, more than double the 37,300 jobs hospitals created in 2010, Bureau of Labor Statistics data shows.

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Reform Now Past the Point of No Return

By: Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media, January 6, 2012

Despite widespread opposition to some of the provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the majority of respondents to a HealthLeaders Media survey concede that it will improve healthcare quality. Why? Because revenue and survival are at stake.

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Impact Analysis Report—The Next Phase of Cost Control

By: January 6, 2012

This third report in a series of four from the inaugural HealthLeaders Media CFO Exchange provides insight on cost containment from leaders at Banner Health, Wellmont Health System, Parkland Health & Hospital System, Floyd Memorial Hospital & Health Services, and Trinity Regional Health System. Eighteen percent cite "no culture of being cost-conscious" as their greatest organizational challenge to cost reduction.

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