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5 Steps to Successful CPOE
Gienna Shaw, Senior Editor

Healthcare organizations are finding that a balanced approach to launching systems such as computerized physician order entry is a good strategy. This way they get buy-in from critical stakeholders and get to 'go-live' efficiently. [Read More]
July 19, 2011
Editor's Picks
ICD-10: Revenue Losses Loom
With mounting mandates and competing priorities, many leaders have yet to focus on the ICD-10 directive, and just 3% of respondents in the new HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report feel they are ready to make the transition. [Read More]

Building a Telestroke Relationship
To overcome a lack of stroke centers and limited access for patients, especially in rural areas, regional telestroke centers are emerging with more convenient care and improved fiscal outcomes for hospitals. Many smaller hospitals are still struggling with the concept and are uncertain whether to embark on such partnerships. [Read More]

Could Video Cameras in the OR Prevent Wrong-Site Surgery?
Some healthcare providers are considering using video recordings in the operating room to identify errors or earmark process flaws that could lead to wrong site surgery. Some leaders say using video cameras to record surgeries may be going too far, causing potential liability issues at the expense of the hospital. [Read More]

Gawande on Cowboys and Pit Crews
Although hospitals have introduced technology to cut down on mortality, the national death rate from surgery has remained high. About 150,000 deaths a year are attributed to surgical complications, but about half are avoidable, says Atul Gawande, the surgeon, writer and teacher for cost cutting and improving quality in healthcare. [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.
[Register Today]

Rounds: The Real Value of ACOs
Date: August 16, 2011
About: Attend on-site or participate via live webcast. Get accountable care strategies from ACO pioneers Norton Healthcare, Humana, and Palmetto Health—first movers who already have experienced the challenges of building a new framework for healthcare delivery.
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Tech Headlines
Beth Israel data breach may affect more than 2K patients
The Boston Globe, July 19, 2011

Texas Children?s Hospital uses laser surgery for epilepsy
Houston Chronicle, July 19, 2011

Implant chip will improve care
The Record, July 19, 2011

Robotic surgery extends its reach in healthcare, hospital marketing
The Washington Post, July 19, 2011

4 ways digital hospital signage improves hospital experience
Healthcare IT News, July 19, 2011

A heart pump without a cord
Technology Review, July 19, 2011

New MGMA chief brings patient safety, EHR expertise
InformationWeek, July 19, 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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