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Videos Go 'Viral' in Fight Against HAIs
Cheryl Clark, Senior Editor
In an effort to raise hand washing compliance levels among healthcare workers and lower rates of hospital acquired infections, APIC sponsors a video competition and picks a winner. [Read More]
June 30, 2011
Editor's Picks

Top 10 Infection Control Challenges
As 4,000 infection preventionists headed for Baltimore for their annual meeting, we interviewed several to learn what issues most concerned them: Here are the top 10. [Read More]

For Infection Prevention, Try Duct Tape
Simplicity, simplicity. Sometimes high tech solutions aren't as good as the stuff you find at the hardware store. This strategy resolved some issues with communicating with patients in isolation without having to glove and gown every time unnecessarily. [Read More]

RWJ Launches Healthcare Quality Data Website
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has launched an online directory of quality performance measures on physicians, hospitals, and ambulatory care services in each state, and national comparative data. [Read More]

Lax Rules for Medical Residents an 'Abuse of Trust'
Harvard's Lucian Leape, MD, one of the rock stars of the patient safety movement, led this analysis of the nation's residency program sleep requirements. His report says that the current expectation that physicians in training can safely take care of patients after working double shifts, with no sleep, is terribly misguided. [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]

This Week's Headlines

Spine experts repudiate Medtronic studies
The New York Times, June 29, 2011

Chronic pain affects 116M Americans, IOM says
Hartford Courant/Health Key, 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


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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