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AHA Opposition to Proposed MU Rules Draws Strong Reaction

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, May 9, 2012

While healthcare provides are generally bristling at the Meaningful Use Stage 2 proposed rules, a 68-page letter from the American Hospital Association is generating the ire of patient and consumer advocate groups.

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CMS Grants Providers $122M to Improve Care, Cut Costs

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

The largest of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' 26 initial healthcare innovation grants goes to an Ohio program designed to improve care for children with Medicaid who frequently access care through the emergency department.

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VA Finds Large Gaps in RN Telemetry Training, Retraining

By: Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media, May 8, 2012

Patient deaths at VA hospitals in Denver and New York City, as well as an overall indictment of nurse competency and processes at Veterans Health Administration facilities in general, are reminders of the critical need for not only training—but retraining—nurses.

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Climbing the Meaningful Use Mountain

By: Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, May 8, 2012

The parallels between health system leadership and mountain climbing are many. Technology continues to improve, but the best endeavors are guided by seasoned veterans who've often learned the hard way, through failure.

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Webcast: Boost Physician Referrals, Build Your Bottom Line

By: May 1, 2012

Date: May 15, 2012
About: Successful physician referral programs are strategic, data-driven, and coordinated with an organization’s overall physician engagement plan. Join us for a 90-minute, customized webcast with a new interview-driven format, expanded Q&A, online forum, takeaway presentation, and 60-day post-event on-demand access.

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Rounds: Building ACO Foundations—Lessons From Kaiser Permanente's Integrated Delivery Model

By: May 1, 2012

Date: May 30, 2012
About: Join HealthLeaders Media and host Kaiser Permanente for a live and simulcast three-hour leadership event on how to use the foundations of team medicine, population health management, and actionable data to create your own vision of integration. Access our FREE event case study now, then register for the exclusive companion event.

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