HealthLeaders Media Community and Rural Hospital Weekly - April 6, 2011
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6 Ways to Improve Patient Transfers to AMCs
Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media
Transfers to academic medical centers are up, but mortality rates are down, thanks to improved communication and proactive partnerships between community hospitals and AMCs.[Read More]
April 6, 2011
Editor's Picks

13 Hot ACO Buzzwords All Providers Should Know
Just in time to accompany the proposed accountable care organization guidelines from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, comes a handy glossary of federal healthcare policy lingo. [Read More]

Speeding Patient Discharges Safely
Using a multi-disciplinary approach, YNHH has adopted a number of methods to ensure greater patient throughput while ensuring safety. Ultimately, the operational changes amount to the right patient being in the right bed at the right time. [Read More]

HealthSouth to Build $21M Rehab Hospital in Ocala
The 40-bed hospital will specialize patients with trauma, brain injury, strokes, and orthopedic injuries in a Florida county that does not currently have access to inpatient rehabilitation. [Read More]

Rounds: Patient-Centered Accountable Care
Patient-centered healthcare IS accountable care—accountable for quality, for value, for patient satisfaction. Join us on April 27 live from Griffin Hospital and Planetree, recognized pioneers in patient-centered care, with more actionable strategies from invited thought leaders at Sharp Memorial and the Maine Patient-Centered Medical Home Pilot. [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

ME doc offers 'pay what you can' visits to uninsured
Sun Journal, April 6, 2011
MD's hospital cost solution: regulated prices
The Bellingham Herald/, April 4, 2011
SC rural hospitals say cuts inevitable
The State, April 4, 2011
ACO Rules Receive Guarded, Mixed Reviews
HealthLeaders Media, April 4, 2011
To Be An ACO, Or Not To Be
HealthLeaders Media, April 4, 2011
RACs Intro 'Semi-Automated' Claims Reviews
HealthLeaders Media, April 6, 2011
Infection Prevention Pilot Slashes CLABSI by 35%
HealthLeaders Media, April 6, 2011


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Rounds: Neurological Service Line Growth: Telestroke & Brain Tumor Innovations (May 18)
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