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Drama Plays Role in Doctors' Drug Abuse Education
Joe Cantlupe, Senior Editor

Physicians don't discuss the problem of prescription drug abuse with their patients either often enough or well enough. Now the National Institute of Drug Abuse is tapping into a legendary piece of American theater to drive home a message about prescription drug addiction and intervention. [Read More]
  June 30, 2011

Editor's Picks
5 Secrets to ACO Success
Transparency and these five core competencies are 'must haves' for accountable care organizations that wish to achieve Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services administrator Don Berwick's three-part aim: better care, better health, and lower costs, experts suggest. [Read More]
App Challenge: Battle Obesity with Public Health Data
Health 2.0 is challenging software developers to build web-based applications that make reams of government public health data more accessible to healthcare professionals and leaders in their fight against obesity. [Read More]
Top 10 Infection Control Challenges
The spotlight is shining on infection control chiefs and their burden to identify weaknesses and danger zones within their hospitals, not only to improve patient safety, but also to thwart any financial penalties Medicare might impose on their organizations in the months and years ahead. [Read More]
For Infection Prevention, Try Duct Tape
By staying within a small "safe zone" marked off by duct tape at the threshold of a patient's room, the infection team at an Illinois health system has found a savings of 2,700 hours of personnel time and $110,000 a year in avoided purchase of gowns and gloves.[Read More]
Webcast: Cultivating Physician-Hospital Alignment in the ACO Era
Date: July 20, 2011
About: Integration will be the key to success in the accountable care era, whether your organization develops an official ACO or not. Organizations must develop strong relationships with employed and affiliated physicians. Join us to get alignment strategies to thrive in an increasingly integrated industry.
[Read More]
Webcast: Creating an ACO Marketing Language
Date: July 27, 2011
About: As a marketer, you need to learn the new paradigm of managing population health vs. growing patient volume in a traditional environment. Advance your understanding of how to align ACO marketing with business needs, as well as market accountability to providers, and ultimately your community.
[Read More]
Business Rx
Calculating the ROI on Patient Satisfaction Efforts
The HealthLeaders Media 2011 Annual Survey has identified a perceptible disparity in thinking between CEOs and nurse executives. The data collected distinguishes the priorities of the two groups, with the C-suite respondents claiming cost reduction as their most important concern and nurse executives ranking patient satisfaction as first. But are they so different?[Read More]
Physician News
Federal Appeals Court OKs Individual Mandate
Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, June 30, 2011
5 Questions to Determine Readmission Rate Effectiveness
Sg2, for HealthLeaders Media, June 30, 2011
Breast Surgery Complications Multiply When Patients Are Obese
Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, June 30, 2011
Highmark to Acquire WPAHS
Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, June 29, 2011
RWJ Launches Healthcare Quality Data Website
Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, June 29, 2011
MU Final Rules a ?Roadmap? Not a Checklist, Mostashari Says
Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, June 28, 2011
HFMA Chair Urges Teamwork, Better Patient Care
Karen Minich-Pourshadi, for HealthLeaders Media, June 28, 2011
AHA-Led Coalition Launches Ads Against Hospital Funding Cuts
John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, June 28, 2011
University of Colorado Hospital, PVHS to Merge
John Commins, for HealthLeaders Mediaa, June 27, 2011


July 20: Webcast: Cultivating Physician-Hospital Alignment in the ACO Era

July 27: Webcast: Creating an ACO Marketing Language

August 16: Rounds: The Real Value of ACOs


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