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Could Video Cameras in the OR Prevent Wrong-Site Surgery?
Cheryl Clark, Senior Editor
Video cameras in the operating room may appear to be a valuable measure against wrong-site surgery, but the issue is freighted with concerns about privacy, and may not be the most effective means of improving safety in the surgical arena. [Read More]
July 14, 2011
Editor's Picks

15 HCAHPS Buzzwords Every Provider Should Know
We had some fun with a serious topic about improving patient experience scores, a necessary action hospitals need to take if they maintain any chance to earn incentive payments from CMS. [Read More]

Drug Shortages Increasing at 'Alarming Rate,' Says AHA
The drug shortage problem is getting worse. Now the American Hospital Association reports that organizations are having to compromise, in some cases by administering less effective drugs or delaying treatment for their patients. [Read More]

Revascularization of AMI Patients Persists Despite No Demonstrated Benefit
The author of a report in the Archives of Internal Medicine explains why hospital teams commonly perform revascularization procedures after patients have experienced acute myocardial infarction even though studies have found no benefit. [Read More]

Think You're Operating at Capacity? Think Again
The CEO of a Houston hospital with a high case mix index finds that with cooperation from physicians, support from IT, and some extensive process re-engineering, efficiencies can be found and costs can be saved. [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
CDC Seeks to Improve Ambulatory Care Safety
Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, July 14, 2011

GAO Finds Gaps in Antibiotic Resistance Surveillance by CDC
Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, July 11, 2011

Most violent job in Washington State? Nurse?s aide
The Seattle Times/The Associated Press, July 14, 2011

OIG tells CMS to take immediate action on SNFs
Healthcare Finance News, July 13, 2011

MO law targets incompetent doctors
Post-Dispatch, July 14, 2011

JAMA op-ed piece supports state custody for extremely obese kids
Houston Chronicle/Associated Press, July 13, 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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