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CFO's Leadership Role, Often Overlooked, Gets Some Sunshine
Philip Betbeze, Senior Editor-Leadership

We're bringing 30 of the best and brightest healthcare CFOs together to an invitation-only retreat in Southern California next month for two days of intense focus on today's rapidly changing healthcare business environment.
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  August 26, 2011

Editor's Picks
CMS Trials Bundled Payments for Episodes of Care
Medicare officials have proposed yet another care payment structure, and this one has hospitals and physicians receiving bundled payments for specific episodes of patient illness that extend well after the patient leaves an acute care setting. [Read More]
CMS Accepts Parkland Hospital's Plan for Corrective Action
In a move that buys time for the hospital to implement significant changes in the way it manages patients, Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, which was cited for serious deficiencies earlier this month by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Texas Department of Health Services, received some good news. Officials in the Dallas regional CMS office have approved the safety net hospital's corrective action plan. [Read More]
Using Checklists to Reduce Blood Infections Shown to Slash Hospital Costs
Using a hospital safety checklist to reduce deadly bloodstream infections can save lives and produces a tenfold return on the cost of the program, a study from Johns Hopkins shows. The study calculated that the reduction in bloodstream infections at intensive care units in hospitals across Michigan saved an average of $1.1 million a year. [Read More]
Webcast: Quantify & Cultivate Patient Engagement
Date:September 22, 2011
About:More than just a buzzword, patient experience has become the quintessential objective in our healthcare climate. Fortunately, the thriving world of social media offers proven pathways to not only create patient engagement, but actually build community around your organization. Learn how Emory University Orthopaedics and Spine Hospital consistently scores above the 90th percentile in patient satisfaction using social media tools and metrics.
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Rounds: Performance Improvement for Quality and Bottom-Line Outcomes
Date:October 26, 2011
About:Attend on-site or participate via live simulcast. Host Denver Health with invited guest Virtua share how to make continuous quality improvement with a focus on bottom-line value part of your institutional culture and process.
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This Week's Headlines
MMR Vaccine Does Not Cause Autism, Says IOM
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Staten Island University Hospital begins hurricane evacuation
Staten Island Real-Time News, August 26, 2011
Q&A: Parkland's Medicare crisis through the eyes of its clinical engineer chief
CMIO, August 25, 2011
Joint Commission Calls for Restraint in Diagnostic Radiation
HealthLeaders Media, August 25, 2011
Doctors played key role in South Florida pill mills
Miami Herald, August 25, 2011
How Radio Waves Remedy Patient Bottlenecks
HealthLeaders Media, August 23, 2011
Henry Medical Center to Affiliate with Piedmont Healthcare
HealthLeaders Media, August 25, 2011
Preview: Healthcare Benefits Changes Coming to Open Enrollment
HealthLeaders Media, August 24, 2011
Liver, pancreas transplant programs suspended at UF's Shands HealthCare
Orlando Sentinel, August 24, 2011
'Explosive' growth in foreign drug testing raises ethical questions
PBS NewsHour, August 24, 2011
Healthways makes acquisition to expand services to hospital systems
The Tennessean, August 25, 2011

September 15: Rounds: Women's Health Strategies for Service Line Growth and Quality

September 16: Webcast: Slash Your Readmission Rates

September 22: Webcast: Quantify & Cultivate Patient Engagement

October 26: Rounds: Performance Improvement for Quality and Bottom-Line Outcomes


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