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FAH: No Link Between Hospital Consolidation, Prices

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, January 28, 2014

Refuting "conventional wisdom" and citing slowing healthcare cost growth, the Federation of American Hospitals says healthcare industry consolidation improves services and care coordination, and ensures continued access to care.

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Posters Reduce Inappropriate Antibiotic Prescribing Rates

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, January 28, 2014

In a study, antibiotic prescription rates for antibiotic-inappropriate diagnoses dropped after clinicians posted photos of themselves alongside signed pledges to "avoid prescribing antibiotics when they are likely to do more harm than good."

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Hospital CFOs Don't Share Wall Street's Optimism About PPACA

By: Rene Letourneau, for HealthLeaders Media, January 27, 2014

Financial analysts at some of Wall Street's top firms are bullish on the healthcare industry's prospects as a result of changes brought by healthcare reform. The CFO's I've been talking to over the past year don't see things the same way.

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New Physician Pay Models Must Reward Quality, Outcomes

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, January 27, 2014

Until recently most physician compensation models focused on straight salary guarantees or pure productivity-based models. Those trends are falling by the wayside.

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TODAY Telemedicine: A Strategic Tool to Grow Revenue and Drive Efficiency

By: January 27, 2014

Presented on: January 28, 2014 | 1:00pm–2:30pm EST

Last chance to learn how specialists and specialty services are reaching outside hospital and clinic walls to engage patients via the Internet, and how telemedicine innovators are overcoming challenges such as billing, scheduling and contractual agreements throughout healthcare. Featuring experts from UC Davis and Mercy Health.

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Webcast: Hospitals Developing Health Plans: Key Steps to Becoming a Provider-Payer

By: January 27, 2014

Presented on: Friday, March 28, 2014 | 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m. ET

Join hospital leaders as they outline the strategic transition from provider to payer, and new opportunities for controlling costs, managing risk, and maximizing reimbursements.

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