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Preparing Providers for the Patient Engagement Journey

Donna Scott, Executive Director of Marketing Strategy at RelayHealth, discusses the challenges that providers will face in the era of patient engagement. She offers key focus points and tools to help medical professionals...

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HL20: James Andrews - Preventing Kids' Sports Injuries
December 23, 2010

Athletes with millions of dollars resting on the outcome of their surgeries trust him, and have for a couple of decades now. And though he made his money and fame in surgery, in recent years, and as the end of his career approaches, Andrews is spending an awful lot of time, money, and effort on prevention.[Read more]



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John Brebbia: Surgeon's Work Honors Fallen Friend
December 22, 2010

For trauma surgeon John Brebbia, MD, volunteer work in Haiti after the Jan. 12 earthquake was inspired by the memory of a fallen colleague, as much as it was by the knowledge that the practical expertise and care he could provide was desperately needed in the stricken island nation. [Sponsored by McKesson]



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HL20: Kathleen Bartholomew, part 1
December 20, 2010

For decades, there was a dirty little secret in healthcare. Everyone knew it existed, but no one wanted to talk about it. The secret was that bad behavior and bullying were rampant. In a supposedly caring profession, some caregivers were not caring at all, to the point that they made lives miserable and disrupted patient care. Kathleen Bartholomew's strong voice shone a light on the problem. She has made it her life's work to end bullying and bad behavior by physicians and nurses. [Sponsored by McKesson]



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Joining Forces
December 13, 2010

Listen to HealthLeaders Media's Philip Betbeze's conversation with Paul Hanson, president and CEO of North Country Health Services in Minnesota, about the smaller system's recent decision to merge with South Dakota's Sanford Health. It's a fascinating discussion about a trend—consolidation—that's slowly picking up steam. [Sponsored by Emdeon]



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David Nichols: Primary Care Doc, Pilot Puts Patients First
Anna Webster, for HealthLeaders Media, December 6, 2010

For 31 years, David B. Nichols, MD, commuted once a week to Tangier Island, VA, piloting his own plane or helicopter. The 15-minute flight over the Chesapeake took Nichols to an area where the residents have triple the rate of disease he had seen any place else. In one of his final interviews, Nichols looked back on his legacy as a primary care leader.[Sponsored by McKesson]



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Surgeon Pushes for Nationwide Trauma System
October 20, 2010

A. Brent Eastman, MD, chairman of the American College of Surgeons Board of Regents advocates for the creation of a trauma system where sick and injured patients would be moved systematically from small and rural hospitals to regional trauma centers as soon as it was safe to move them. [Sponsored by McKesson]



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Surgeon General Addresses Electronic Health Data Security Concerns
October 4, 2010

U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, MD, speaks about the importance of electronic health record systems to America's public health and whether consumers are ready to access and share electronic health data with their providers through EHRs, patient portals, or health information exchanges. "People have real concerns, and that's where government comes in to protect that information," she says, in an exclusive interview with HealthLeaders Media during the American Health Information Management Association's annual conference in Orlando last week. [Sponsored by McKesson]



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Strategies to Manage ED Arrivals
October 1, 2010

Authors of the book, The Hospital Executive's Guide to Emergency Department Management, Kirk Jensen, MD, MBA and Daniel Kirkpatrick from BestPractices, an emergency medicine leadership and staffing practice in Fairfax, Va., discuss strategies hospitals can use to better monitor and manage patient arrivals in the emergency department. [Sponsored by McKesson]



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How are Community and Rural Hospitals Coping With Meaningful Use?
August 3, 2010
Listen to Brian Ahier, health IT expert at Mid-Columbia Medical Center, discusses the implications of stimulus funds, the HITECH Act, and meaningful use on community and rural hospitals.

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Rural Facilities Work Together to Purchase EMR System
June 25, 2010
Nathan Tudor of Stonewall Hospital discusses how four small rural hospitals banded together to buy an expensive EMR system. [Sponsored by McKesson]

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Strategies for Rural Recruitment and Retention
March 26, 2010
Jeremy Levin from the Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative discusses recruitment and retention efforts. [Sponsored by McKesson]

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California Rural Hospitals Want Right to Hire Doctors
March 10, 2010
Peggy Wheeler of the California Hospital Association explains why it should be legal for hospitals to employ physicians. [Sponsored by McKesson]

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Nurse Anesthetists Necessary In Rural Areas
February 10, 2010
Richard Rawson of Adventist Health discusses the ability of nurse anesthetists to practice without physician supervision. [Sponsored by McKesson]

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Art and Music Improve Quality and Patient Satisfaction
January 27, 2010
IHI Senior Fellow Blair Sadler discusses how hospitals are using the arts to reduce patient anxiety. [Sponsored by McKesson]

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