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  March 15, 2012 Follow us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterJoin us on LinkedInRSS feed

Parkland CEO 'Committed' to Lead Through Crisis

Joe Cantlupe

Thomas Royer, MD, interim CEO of Parkland Health and Hospital System in Dallas, explains why he took on the role at the troubled safety-net hospital, and why he's eager to extend his soon-to-expire contract. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Parkland Dismissals Linked to Patient Safety, Accountability

Over the past three months, at least 75 employees at Parkland Health and Hospital System in Dallas have been among staff "encouraged to leave" in a widespread shakeup at the much-maligned hospital system. >>>

Healthcare Reform Mythbusting

The idea that physician employment and a shift toward an ACO model are essential to long-term survival cannot sway an Ohio hospital CEO with 25 years in the business. >>>

Healthcare Job Growth Accelerating

Job growth in the healthcare sector has been strong in the first two months of 2012, accounting for one in five new jobs in the overall economy, and surpassing the robust pace of job growth throughout most of 2011, federal data shows. >>>

PCORI Nails Down a Definition, at Last

After a year of countless drafts and re-writes, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute has finally come to agreement on a definition of PCOR. What was once a patchwork of phrases and concepts is now a 210-word key to unlocking a sizeable share of $3.5 billion in federal funding. >>>



LIVE Webcast

Marketing to Overcome Physician Recruitment Hurdles

Date: March 30, 2012
About:  Save time and money by targeting, recruiting, and retaining "best-fit" physician candidates using proven marketing tactics. Featuring three marketing and recruiting industry leaders from diverse regions, hospital sizes, and backgrounds, this webcast allows you to pre-submit questions to our speakers. >>>



News Headlines

Young talent is turning away from primary care

The Atlantic, March 15, 2012

MRSA Meets its Match in Certified Infection Preventionists

HealthLeaders Media, March 14, 2012

CBO: Obama's health law to cost less, cover fewer people

The Hill, March 14, 2012

Electronic Submission of Medical Docs Trial Goes Live

HealthLeaders Media, March 13, 2012

HIX Final Rule Released

HealthLeaders Media, March 13, 2012

How a major hospital got healthier with big data

Forbes, March 13, 2012

Health-record privacy impeding medical research

The Philadelphia Inquirer, March 13, 2012

How Many Hospital Beds is Enough?

HealthLeaders Media, March 12, 2012

Surgical Oncologists Least Likely to Discuss Fertility Options with Patients

HealthLeaders Media, March 12, 2012

What doctors and patients don't want to talk about

The New York Times, March 9, 2012



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Rounds: Creating a High-Performance Emergency Department

Date: March 29, 2012
About: Transition your emergency department into a high-performance, patient-centered unit. Join HealthLeaders Media at Cambridge Health Alliance for a three-hour leadership event with strategies to improve ED flow, communications, and outcomes. Access our FREE event case study now, then register for the event to receive exclusive content.  >>>



From HealthLeaders Magazine

 

Red-Tape Mandates Spark Innovation

Mounting compliance requirements and declining revenues are fast becoming catalysts for improvement at healthcare organizations. >>>

 

Strategic Physician Recruiting

 

Cleaning Up C. Diff, Together



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