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Hospitals Overspend on Blood Transfusions by $165M Annually

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

By employing best practices in transfusion medicine, hospitals could save "about $1.06 million per hospital per year" without changing patient outcomes, an economic report says.

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Small Hospital Cuts Patient Falls By 95%

By: HCPro Staff, October 9, 2012

A busy critical access hospital proves that a combination of methods, including analyzing fall data and placing a renewed emphasis on staff accountability, can achieve a drastic drop in patient falls.

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Why Risk-Based Contracts Are Worthwhile

By: Karen Minich-Pourshadi, for HealthLeaders Media, October 8, 2012

Participation in risk-based contracting by physicians, hospitals, and health systems continues to be slow. While getting payers to agree to a fair margin adds to the complexity of the contracting negotiations, one hospital system CFO says, "there's usually up-side, not down-side risk."

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Healthcare Job Growth Boosts Employment Stats

By: Chelsea Rice, for HealthLeaders Media, October 8, 2012

September's federal jobs report is spurred by hiring within the healthcare sector. But one economist cautions that the government's work to control healthcare spending could ultimately reverse the positive jobs trend.

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Webcast: Reboot for ICD-10—Lessons from UnitedHealth Group

By: August 24, 2012

Date: Oct. 22, 2012, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

With the implementation deadline confirmed, the transition to ICD-10 shifts into high gear. Now providers and payers must prepare quickly. Learn from UnitedHealth Group and other coding experts how to assess your organization's existing structure, create a transition process, and move toward compliance while meeting risk and cost constraints.

Register Today

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Rounds: Kaiser Permanente's Model for Total Health

By: September 10, 2012

Date: Oct. 16, 2012, 1:00-4:00 p.m. (ET)

Kaiser Permanente leaders explore how they successfully leverage information technology, social media, and community-based health programs to empower people to improve their own health. Get real-world solutions, including how to use web tools and social media to create effective linkages between physicians and members.

Register Today  Download Free Case Study

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