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Telemedicine Emerging as Rural ICU Solution

By: Doug Desjardins, January 23, 2014

While tele-ICU programs have shown promise, high startup costs associated with the plans have presented a barrier to many rural hospitals that could benefit the most from such programs, a report suggests.

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HL20: Kristine Aznavoorian, RN, MS—Working to Heal Sexually Abused Children

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, January 23, 2014

Kristine Aznavoorian, RN, MS, had been a practicing pediatric nurse in Boston for five years when she discovered subspecialists known as Pediatric Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners. Now she works with young victims of heinous crimes in a field that is far from easy.

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Behind Wellmont Health's Search for a Partner

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, January 22, 2014

Wellmont Health System CEO and President Margaret "Denny" DeNarvaez discusses the Tennessee-based system's search for a potential buyer. Not having an immediate need to make a deal is key, she says, because "it is more important to do it right than to do it fast."

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How One Health System Simplified a Complex Marketing Message

By: Marianne Aiello, for HealthLeaders Media, January 22, 2014

A health system takes on the challenge of educating healthcare consumers about its pediatric hospitalist services while simultaneously promoting a new affiliation with a specialty hospital.

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Lower Medicare Costs Linked to Continuous Coverage

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, January 22, 2014

A GAO report examining the health status, program spending, and use of services by Medicare beneficiaries who were commercially insured for at least six years before joining Medicare suggests that healthcare reform will reduce healthcare spending.

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Webcast: Leveraging Social Media Content to Drive Patient Engagement & Loyalty

By: November 26, 2013

Date: January 23, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Healthcare marketing leaders from Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Jennings Co. outline strategies to connect with patients and staff through rich social media content.

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Industry Survey 2014: Forging Healthcare's New Financial Foundation

By: January 23, 2014

The next 12 months may be the most transformative in the history of the healthcare industry. This report provides timely insights from our Intelligence Unit and top industry executives into the evolving attitudes of healthcare leaders—and the clinical, financial, and alignment moves they’re making today to successfully negotiate the coming shift from volume to value.

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