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Community Benefit
NOVA Award Winners

By bringing together a broad range of partners, these five organizations achieve dramatic benefits for their communities.

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Palliative Care
Circle of Life Award Winners

With compassion for patients, families and caregivers, Care Dimensions takes a multifaceted approach to palliative and end-of-life care.

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Leadership
Dick Davidson Award Winners

State hospitals associations in Minnesota and Pennsylvania are helping members advance improvements in quality of care.

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Health IT
Most Wired Innovators

These three organizations have figured out creative ways to tap into the power of technology to improve patient care.

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From the Electronic Health Record to the Electronic Health Plan

The electronic health record is evolving to become the electronic health plan. The result is better outcomes for patients.

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Physician-assisted suicide, access to unapproved drugs and refusal to inoculate children — patients are seeking ever-more controversial rights. How should providers respond?

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The tsunami of escalating health costs, insurer consolidation, implementation of the Affordable Care Act and increased price sensitivity by employers and consumers requires rethinking of the hospital's mission and strategy.

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Most Wired hospitals are securing patient data in real time


Efficient exchange of clinical and administrative data and increasing threats to data security and privacy require large investments to improve information management capabilities in an era of decreasing reimbursement. Hospitals are taking more aggressive privacy and security measures to safeguard patient data.

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Partner Articles

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Calculating the Cost of Length of Stay

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has again changed the value-based purchasing metrics for inpatient care. New in 2015, there is increased emphasis on outcomes and efficiency and a smaller focus on clinical and patient experience outcomes.

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Sponsored by: VHA

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The Changing Role of Pharmacy

As health systems seek new sources of revenue and means for improving performance under value-based payment, some are turning to an unlikely source: their own pharmacies.

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In 1918, Spanish flu kills more than half a million Americans and millions more around the world.

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A personalized care plan for each patient, with buy-in from all providers, will improve recovery, reduce readmissions and bring down the costs of health care.

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