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Making It All Public

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, May 8, 2014

Healthcare leaders are finding that posting scores and outcomes (good and bad) can be beneficial for staff as well as patients.

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Remote Monitoring Exploring New Territories

By: Doug Desjardins, May 8, 2014

The U.S. healthcare system could reduce costs by nearly $200 billion over the next 25 years by using remote monitoring technology in patients with of congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and chronic wounds or skin ulcers, says a report from the Center for Technology and Aging.

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Tornado Lashes Hospital, CEO Puts Focus on Recovery

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, May 7, 2014

The interim CEO of a small Mississippi hospital survived a devastating tornado, but his hospital in rural Mississippi did not. Though he mourns the loss of life and property, his outlook is strategic: "Let's make the best of it and come out of it better."

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Health Plans Join Prescription Painkiller Abuse Battle

By: Christopher Cheney, for HealthLeaders Media, May 7, 2014

For the past decade, healthcare providers have been in the vanguard of efforts to combat the abuse and diversion of opioid pain medications such as OxyContin. Now state and federal officials and health plans are joining the fray.

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Partnerships Link Small Hospitals to Big Brands

By: Marianne Aiello, for HealthLeaders Media, May 7, 2014

How three hospital partnerships in different regions of the country allow local healthcare organizations to retain their identities.

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Intelligence Report: Cardio Services—Keeping Pace With the Pulse of Population Health

By: March 13, 2014

This report outlines the strategies healthcare providers are pursuing to grow their cardio service lines while addressing margin pressures.

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CEO Exchange Insights Report: Flexibility and Accountability

By: May 8, 2014

Executives at the second annual HealthLeaders Media CEO Exchange discussed the importance of creating new partnerships with physicians and the need to assess and embrace risk.

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