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  • December 19, 2011: HealthLeaders Media Announces the Annual 20 People Who Make Healthcare Better

    In its annual cover story, The 20 People Who Make Healthcare Better, HealthLeaders Media profiles individuals who are working to transform the healthcare system—the inventors, innovators, and iconoclasts see the future and strive to get us there. Determination and a willingness to take a chance are among the qualities seen in the HealthLeaders 20 as they set about dedicating their professional lives to making a difference for good in healthcare. Their stories can be found at http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/20people/.

  • December 13, 2011: The Impact of Healthcare Reform: New HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report Available

    The newest HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report, Reform's Impact: Staff and Service Cuts Expected, reveals that only 40% of healthcare senior executives who completed the survey believe the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will result in better access to healthcare services. Produced with support from Optum, this comprehensive industry intelligence report is available for free download at www.healthleadersmedia.com/intelligence/121/industry-insight-report.html.

  • December 7, 2011: HCPro, Inc. Announces Winners of the 2011 Nursing Image Awards

    The Nursing Image Awards recognize nurses and nurse leaders who have helped elevate the image of nursing through exceptional leadership, teamwork, or clinical accomplishments. The awards celebrate an image of nursing excellence upheld by commitments to improving patient care, quality outcomes, nurse satisfaction, and the healthcare environment.

  • November 23, 2011: HealthLeaders Media Releases New Report on ICD-10 Impact

    HealthLeaders Media has released the first in a series of four Impact Analysis reports from the inaugural HealthLeaders Media CFO Exchange, which brought together 30 top finance leaders from hospitals and health systems. The leaders gathered to share how to best guide their organizations through the uncertainty brought about by specific healthcare mandates and general economic upheaval. The first Impact Analysis report, ICD-10: Skating on Thin Margins, provides information and insight from these leaders on their organizations' conversion to ICD-10 coding system for medical classification.

  • November 21, 2011: HealthLeaders Media Offers Complimentary Medical Home Leadership Dialogue

    HealthLeaders Media, the premier producer of news, analysis, and intelligence for senior healthcare executives, in conjunction with sponsor RelayHealth, offers a complimentary medical home leadership dialogue that will be available as a free on-demand webcast for one year.

  • November 17, 2011: Cost Containment Overcoming Challenges: New HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report Available

    With healthcare expenses increasing every year, the challenge of cutting costs under one reimbursement system while preparing for the advent of another adds a degree of complexity for healthcare systems. Eliminating excess cost and waste is seen as a top priority but also where progress is seen as difficult to achieve, according to the newest HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report, Cost Containment: Overcoming Challenges. This comprehensive industry intelligence report is available for free download at http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/intelligence/111/industry-insight-report.html

  • October 24, 2011: Physician Compensation: Shifting Incentives: New HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report Available

    Changes in Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements, healthcare reform, and market competition are all driving change not only in how hospitals and health systems approach patient care, but also in how physician compensation models are taking shape, according to the newest HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report, Physician Compensation: Shifting Incentives. This comprehensive industry intelligence report is available for free download at http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/intelligence/101/industry-insight-report.html

  • October 7, 2011: HCPro Names New Appointments to Senior Leadership Team

    Monique Fayad, Senior Vice President Strategy and Electronic Product Development at Elsevier Health Sciences, and Ian Belinsky, CFO for ikaSystems Corporation, strengthen management team.

  • September 29, 2011: Maxim Health Information Services and HCPro, Inc. Announce Partnership to Deliver Best-In-Class ICD-10 Coding Training

    To assist healthcare facilities with the mandated adoption of ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes and ICD-10-PCS procedure codes in October 2013, Maxim Health Information Services (MHIS) has partnered with HCPro, Inc. to offer comprehensive ICD-10 training and education services.

  • September 21, 2011: Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) Week launched

    ACDIS, the Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists, the leading national association for CDI specialists, has launched the first annual Clinical Documentation Improvement Week, September 18-24, 2011.

  • September 2, 2011: HealthLeaders Media Releases New Report on Surgical Services for Value, Patient Experience

    Surgical services are under increasing pressure to be as clinically and operationally efficient as possible. Leaders must find new ways of approaching surgical care and strategy, from creating a true surgical team built around the patient, focused on quality, safety, and the most current best practices, to a shared responsibility for the appropriate use of technology. In the latest HealthLeaders Media Breakthroughs report, leading hospital systems—St. Francis Hospital, Methodist Hospital System, The Mount Sinai Medical Center, and Bassett Healthcare—share insights and lessons learned.

  • August 29, 2011: HCPro, Inc., launches resident assessment certification program

    HCPro, Inc., is offering a new credential for resident assessment certification for the entire interdisciplinary team: Certified Professional in Resident Assessment (CPRA) credential by passing a comprehensive online exam. The CPRA program is designed to be the most accurate measure of interdisciplinary competence in resident assessment, with a special focus on converting clinical theory into practice. CPRA recognizes professional and academic achievement by individuals involved in the long-term care resident assessment process.

  • August 24, 2011: The New Patient Experience Imperative: New HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report Available

    Focusing on patient experience has always been the right thing to do. But new government regulations and payment models mean hospitals must raise their game, according to the newest HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report, The New Patient Experience Imperative. Produced with support from MEDSEEK, this comprehensive industry intelligence report is available for free download at www.healthleadersmedia.com/intelligence/081/industry-insight-report.html.

  • August 19, 2011: 2011 Top Leadership Teams in Healthcare Winners Announced

    HealthLeaders Media, the leading provider of healthcare business information to healthcare executives, has announced the Top Leadership Teams in Healthcare award winners for 2011. The awards program is designed to celebrate the outstanding teamwork that occurs in healthcare organizations each day, to share what makes top leadership teams successful, and to encourage other healthcare leaders to learn more from the best practices of top leadership teams. This year, HealthLeaders Media recognized outstanding leadership teamwork at three hospitals and one medical group practice.

  • July 14, 2011: Verifying health practitioners’ credentials is easier without a search engine

    HCPro, Inc, and the Credentialing Resource Center launch the Credentialing Primary Source Verification Directory, a powerful, dedicated online database that provides the direct contact information and primary source verification request procedures for more than 5,300 organizations. It's already in use across the country, allowing organizations to verify practitioners' credentials quickly and easily.

  • July 13, 2011: HCPro launches Third Annual Medicare Compliance Forum

    The Revenue Cycle Institute and HCPro, Inc., announce the third annual Medicare Compliance Forum September 19 and 20 in Chicago. The goal is to provide healthcare organizations with analysis of Medicare?s changing rules and insight and strategic guidance into the complex regulatory environment in light of increased government and commercial audit activity.

  • June 20, 2011: Better Care, Bottom Lined: New HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report Available

    Healthcare leaders say best practices for chronic care and evidence-based medicine are needed to overcome drivers of waste such as overutilized services and a lack of integration, according to the newest HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report, Better Care and the Bottom Line. Produced with support from TeleTracking Technologies, this comprehensive industry intelligence report is available for free download at http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/intelligence/061/industry-insight-report.html.

  • June 15, 2011: ACDIS launches Physician Queries Boot Camp

    ACDIS, the Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists, unveils a new training boot camp to give clinical documentation improvement specialists a hands-on approach to the physician query process.

  • May 26, 2011: HCPro responds to IOM Future of Nursing report by launching Nurse Residency Program Builder

    Last year, the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) Future of Nursing report called for all new nursing graduates to be given the opportunity to participate in residency programs. To help healthcare organizations meet the challenge, HCPro is excited to announce the launch of an affordable alternative to allow organizations to design their own, customized new graduate nurse transition program. The new publication Nurse Residency Program Builder: Tools for a Successful New Graduate Program is a $99 resource that provides instruction, tools, and templates to help nurse leaders, staff development specialists, and nursing educators establish a well-structured nurse residency program for new graduates.

  • May 23, 2011: HCPro, Inc., and Beacon Health announce the launch of consulting services for post acute care providers

    HCPro, Inc., and its subsidiary Beacon Health, have launched long-term care and home health consulting divisions. These newly formed divisions will provide cutting-edge, customized solutions to meet clients' most complex educational and consulting needs. Clients will receive personalized, hands-on service from HCPro and Beacon Health consultants, who will work with them to achieve efficient, customized solutions in areas such as revenue cycle/case-mix analysis, Medicare compliance, survey preparation and remediation, and documentation reviews.

  • May 19, 2011: The Drive to Patient Safety-New HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report Available

    Improving patient safety is a driving force in healthcare–91% of healthcare leaders rank patient safety among their top 5 priorities, according to the newest HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report, The Drive to Patient Safety. But lack of communication and uncertainty over leadership structures pose challenges. This comprehensive industry intelligence report is available for free download at http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/intelligence/051/industry-insight-report.html.

  • May 9, 2011: HealthLeaders Media Publishes Strategies to Coordinate, Maximize Emergency Departments

    The emergency department is at the forefront of hospitals’ access and quality. Dynamic health systems are maximizing the efficiency, throughput, and patient experience of today’s ED in a shrinking reimbursement environment. In the latest HealthLeaders Media Breakthroughs report, leading hospital systems—Scripps Health, Grady Health System, Mercy Medical Center, and Cambridge Health Alliance—share insights and lessons learned on maximizing their emergency departments.

  • May 6, 2011: HCPro honors bedside caregivers during Nurses Week

    In recognition of National Nurses Week, HCPro is pleased to offer a 20% discount on all of its nursing products from May 6th-May 12th. It is also dedicating coverage of the festivities in flagship publications such as Strategies for Nurse Managers (www.StrategiesforNurseManagers.com) and HealthLeaders Media (www.healthleadersmedia.com).

  • April 27, 2011: 2011 ACDIS Conference Sparks Enthusiasm, Ideas for CDI Excellence

    ACDIS, the Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists, the only national association for CDI specialists, held its fourth annual conference in Orlando April 7-8, unveiling new products and ideas for CDI excellence.

  • April 19, 2011: Healthcare Leaders Leaping to Accountable Care-Free Intelligence Report

    While 91% of healthcare organizations do not have an ACO today, 64% are planning one, and 39% will launch one by the end of 2012, according to The Leap to Accountable Care Organizations, the newest HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report. Produced with support from Medseek, this comprehensive industry intelligence report is available for free download at http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/intelligence/041/industry-insight-report.html.

  • April 7, 2011: ACDIS announces recognition week for Clinical Documentation Improvement

    ACDIS, the Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists, the leading national association for CDI specialists, is launching the first annual Clinical Documentation Improvement Week, September 18-24, 2011.

  • March 14, 2011: Healthcare Leaders Face Capital Challenges in 2011?Free Intelligence Report

    Nearly half of all healthcare leaders have delayed capital projects and 40% have eliminated some projects in 2011 due to the economic crisis. The challenging economic climate continues to force financial leaders to make cuts and get creative with budgets, according to 2011 Capital Spend: EMR Dominates Hospital Budgets, the newest HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report.

  • February 21, 2011: ACDIS announces CCDS certification holders top 500

    More than 500 clinical documentation improvement (CDI) specialists have earned the Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist (CCDS) certification. The credential is sponsored by ACDIS, the Association of Clinical Documentation Improvements Specialists.

  • February 18, 2011: HealthLeaders Media’s Third-Annual Survey of Healthcare Executives Now Available

    The latest HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report, the seminal Industry Survey, is available for free download at http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/industry_survey/. This exclusive, original research offers analysis across the industry from top healthcare executives and clinical leaders, with results broken down by nine healthcare segments: leadership, finance, technology, marketing, quality, physician, nurse, health plan, and community & rural.

  • February 8, 2011: New Physician Advisor Seminar Focuses on CDI Integration

    ACDIS, the Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists, is introducing a one-day seminar to provide in-depth training on the essential functions of physician advisors (PAs) and their successful integration with the clinical documentation improvement (CDI) department. The seminar takes place April 6 in Orlando, FL.

  • February 2, 2011: HealthLeaders Media Reveals Path to Quality, Cost-Effective Healthcare with ACO Models

    One of the key elements of healthcare reform has been to encourage hospitals, health systems, physicians, and health plans to integrate resources to provide more efficient, cost-effective healthcare. With gaps in guidance on the definition of an ACO, healthcare organizations have forged ahead with a myriad of clinical integration strategies to create the foundations for accountable care. In the latest HealthLeaders Media Breakthroughs report, The Bridge to Accountable Care Organizations, leading hospital systems—Monarch HealthCare, Sisters of St. Francis Hospital and Health Systems, The Nebraska Medical Center, and Palmetto Health—share insights and lessons learned in building accountable care organizations.

  • January 25, 2011: Healthcare Leaders Find Opportunities and Obstacles in E-Health Systems-Free Intelligence Report

    Healthcare leaders are making headway in becoming meaningful users of electronic health systems, but that doesn’t mean they’re completely satisfied with their systems. In fact, the mood of respondents in the newest HealthLeaders Media intelligence report, E-Health Systems: Opportunities and Obstacles, is decidedly ambivalent about some aspects of health information technology, including cost, value, and functionality.

  • January 13, 2011: HCPro Expands Executive Team with Two Key Additions

    Tuck Crocker, former Managing Director of Ingenix Consulting’s Provider market, and Hank Boye, Associate Group Publisher for Harvard Business Review Publishing, strengthen management team