HealthLeaders Media Community and Rural Hospital Weekly - March 23, 2011
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NACHC, Citing Costs Benefits, Urges Stronger Hospital Alliances
Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media
A National Association of Community Health Centers' policy brief underscores a growing influence that is hard to ignore: Community health centers are key providers of primary care for many and part of an evolving system of care in this country. [Read More]
March 23, 2011
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Know Your Readmission Risk Score
By targeting the 20% of patients who account for 51% of preventable readmissions, healthcare leaders can cut costs, improve outcomes, and avoid payer penalties. [Read More]

HHS Unveils National Quality Strategy
While promoting quality care that is focused on patients and communities, the strategy will reduce administrative burdens and facilitate care collaboration for doctors and other providers, the Department of Health and Human Services says. [Read More]

Healthcare Philanthropy Faces Triple Threat
Uncertainty over healthcare reform, tax deductions caps, and budget cuts for social services could severely impact the revenues of nonprofit healthcare providers, an Association for Healthcare Philanthropy survey shows. [Read More]

Webcast: Boost Market Share with Your Oncology Services
Given the growing trend toward all-inclusive cancer centers, do you know how to differentiate your own oncology services to protect and grow your market share? Your oncology care is distinct. Its marketing should be, too. Join HealthLeaders Media on March 31 for this 90-minute Webcast, including Q&A and a case study, for valuable lessons from marketing leaders. [Read More]

Rounds: Orthopedic Leadership Strategies: Engage, Measure, and Perform
Forward-thinking orthopedic leaders are ensuring high performance and coordination among a carefully constructed caregiver team. Those leaders are also exploring the right metrics to know whether the outcomes they are tracking are the most meaningful to patients. Join the executive and clinical leadership team from nationally renowned MemorialCare Health System and orthopedic innovator Marshall Steele, MD, on March 239 for a three-hour dive into essential orthopedic leadership strategy. [Read More]

Leaders Forum

Healthcare Leaders Reveal Uncertainties About Industry Direction
Dedication to mission is strong and getting stronger, but just how to accomplish that mission is less certain, according to results of the 2011 HealthLeaders Media Industry Survey. [Read More]

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This Week's Headlines

CT's St. Mary's Hospital to be converted to for profit facility
The Hartford Courant, March 23, 2011
AL hospital closing leaves residents bewildered
The Anniston Star, March 23, 2011
Small Providers Benefit from EHRs, Survey Shows
HealthLeaders Media, March 22, 2011
Physician Compensation Up Slightly in Academia
HealthLeaders Media, March 21, 2011
Newborn screening tests miss some babies' hearing problems
NPR, March 23, 2011
Health breach tally hits 8.3 million, March 23, 2011
Getting HIT ready for ACOs
HealthData Management, March 23, 2011


Rounds: Orthopedic Leadership Strategies: Engage, Measure, and Perform (March 29)
Boost Market Share with Your Oncology Services (March 31)
Productivity Incentives for Direct Employment Compensation Models (On demand)
More Patients, Less Money, Higher Quality (On demand)

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