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Rural Health Training Programs Spreading

Alexandra Wilson Pecci, editor for HealthLeaders Media

It's critical for rural communities and organizations to develop their own medical talent. Florida, Missouri, Kansas, and South Dakota are among the latest to train rural providers where they'll be practicing. >>>


Editor's Picks

Flat Patient Volume Adds to Fiscal Concerns for 2012

Hospital and health system CFOs continue to grapple with a snail-like economic recovery. Now they have the added challenge of a federal deficit crisis that promises to put Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement rates in further jeopardy. >>>

Top 12 Healthcare Buzzwords for 2012

Our third annual list of healthcare buzzwords and catchphrases includes a handful of terms that are really oxymorons. And if you think about it, that's the very theme of health reform today. >>>

Getting Imaging into Focus

Health systems are adding freestanding imaging centers and aiming for around-the-clock coverage. At the same time, they are being pressed to reduce extravagant and unnecessary imaging costs and to improve patient outcomes. >>>

4 Health Plan Trends for 2012

What’s in store for health plans in 2012? Look for health insurers to be acquired by hospitals, Medicare Advantage to stay hot, Medicaid insurers to get hot, and the spending spree to continue. >>>

News Headlines

Neonatal telemedicine could save Medicaid $186M

InformationWeek, December 28, 2011

Harvard study focuses on hospital readmission rates

Winston-Salem Journal, December 28, 2011

Last MI hospitals standing solo flirt with mergers

The Detroit Free Press, December 27, 2011

FL crash kills Mayo doc getting heart for transplant

Miami Herald/Associated Press, December 27, 2011

Hospital group lowers readmission rates 7%

Philadelphia Business Journal, December 23, 2011

Community hospitals ramp up HIT adoption

InformationWeek, December 15, 2011

Hawaii medical center winding down ops after deal falls through, December 19, 2011

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From HealthLeaders Magazine

20 People Who Make Healthcare Better—2011

Determination and a willingness to take a chance are among the qualities we see in our annual HealthLeaders 20 as they set about dedicating their professional lives to making a difference for good in healthcare. >>>


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