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HIX Attracts CAHs in Nebraska, Gradually

Alexandra Wilson Pecci, editor for HealthLeaders Media

Even with incentives on the table, such as no implementation fees, getting critical access hospitals to sign on to Nebraska's statewide health information exchange has taken lots of convincing. It's been even more difficult than getting big health systems onboard. >>>


Editor's Picks

ACO Final Rule: 10 Healthcare Leaders Sound Off

While the final rules governing accountable care organizations allow numerous concessions and dangle many carrots to woo providers, many healthcare leaders still have serious concerns. >>>

MGMA: Patient Safety Checklists Cut Costs at Physician Practices

Physician groups looking to make their practices more efficient should develop patient safety lists for dealing with both emergent events and routine activities, says a practice management expert at the annual Medical Group Management Association conference. >>>

Demonstrate Leadership, Help Safety Nets Now

Hospitals and other healthcare providers serving as true safety nets are increasingly endangered under the weight of community service demands from uninsured and low-income patients.  Tax exemptions and voluntary leadership can help. >>>

HIT Barriers to Patient Engagement Persist

The correlation between accountable care models and healthcare information technology that connects and engages patients permeates conversations at The Center for Connected Health annual symposium in Boston. >>>

News Headlines

AHIMA members make case for hospital chief knowledge officer position

Search Health IT, October 25, 2011

More states limiting Medicaid hospital stays

USA Today, October 25, 2011

Nonprofit hospitals’ huge tax breaks under increasing scrutiny

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, October 24, 2011

Free mass clinic puts emphasis on prevention

Los Angeles Times, October 21, 2011

Hospital rooms get smart

InformationWeek, October 20, 2011

Hospital safety practices unrelated to outcomes

HealthNews/Reuters Health, October 19, 2011

Hospitals work to lower 30-day readmission rates

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, October 19, 2011

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Rounds: The Business and Clinical Path to Medical Home

Date: November 11, 2011 About: Attend on-site or participate via live simulcast. Live from host St. Joseph Health System—reaching the vision of patient–centered medical home requires strong links between hospital and physician to achieve best patient outcomes. Join us for the dialogue in a special, complimentary Rounds, sponsored by RelayHealth. >>>

Webcast: Battle-Tested Tactics for Key Internal Marketing Initiatives

Date: November 8, 2011 About: In this 90-minute Webcast, benefit from lessons learned from Catholic Health Initiatives’ communication campaign for EHR implementation, and learn what your service lines can mean for marketing opportunities. >>>

From HealthLeaders Magazine

Patient Engagement Takes Physician Leadership

As providers become increasingly accountable for healthcare outcomes, patient engagement grows in significance. Individuals should take responsibility for their health, but what role do the providers play in turning consumers of care into partners in care? >>>


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