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Physicians Harbor Labor Day Blues
Joe Cantlupe, Senior Editor

Physicians of all ages find themselves caught between healthcare reform mandates and a weak economy. Against this grim economic landscape, many are going into the Labor Day holiday with little to cheer about, knowing that their retirement plans are indefinitely on hold. [Read More]
  September 1, 2011

Editor's Picks
Mammography Screening Debate Reignites
In contradictory reports, the authors of three papers in Radiology spark renewed debate over the practice of radiological screenings for breast cancer. [Read More]
AED Failures Linked to Cardiac Arrest Deaths
A report to the Food and Drug Administration finds that dead batteries account for nearly one quarter of all automated external defibrillator failures. [Read More]
Clinicians' Clothing Found to Carry Pathogens
Researchers are resurrecting concerns and debate over whether doctors' and nurses' uniforms and lab coats increase the risk of healthcare-associated infections. [Read More]
Parkland Hospital Audits Raise Troubling Questions
Nothing says "I don't care" like unwashed hands and soiled bed sheets. The Parkland Memorial Hospital audit raises larger questions about the quality of care at our nation's safety net hospitals. If these astonishing deficiencies happened in Dallas, what's to say they aren't happening elsewhere? [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.
[Register Today]
Rounds: Women's Health Strategies for Service Line Growth and Quality
Date: September 15, 2011
About: Attend on-site or participate via live simulcast About: Learn how host Bon Secours Richmond Health System and invited guest Geisinger Health System maximize downstream revenue in their women's health services, as well as opportunities for integration, quality and customer loyalty.
[Read More]
Business Rx
5 Reasons Nurses Want to Leave Your Hospital
Are your nurses engaged, committed employees? Or are they biding their time until they can go somewhere better? Onerous overtime policies are just one issue that has nurses eyeing the exits. [Read More]
Physician News
Parkland: Leadership Change Unrelated to Report of Deficiencies
Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, September 1, 2011
Immediate Jeopardy Deficiencies Found at Second Dallas Hospital
Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, August 31, 2011
AHA Letter Details VBP Program 'Failures'
Cheryl Clark, HealthLeaders Media, August 31, 2011
Revise Generic Drug Labeling, Petition Urges
Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, August 30, 2011
Temp ER Nurses a Safety Threat to Patients, Study Shows
John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, August 30, 2011
MSHA Submits Pioneer ACO Application
Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, August 26, 2011
Midsized Businesses Grapple with Healthcare Coverage Options
John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, August 29, 2011
NYC hospital staff stayed with patients too ill to move during Irene
CNN, August 31, 2011


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

Sept 16: Webcast: Slash Your Readmission Rates

Sept 22: Webcast: Quantify & Cultivate Patient Engagement

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


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Nurse Education Key to Scope-of-Care Debate
There is tension between nursing leadership and some physician groups over the scope of what advanced practice nurses, including nurse practitioners, should be allowed to do. [Read More]


Service Line Management
Structuring a Spine Program
Hospitals are moving away from an aggressive surgical approach and instead focusing on screening and multidisciplinary efforts, including chiropractic care. [Read More]
PhysicianLeaders Forum

6 Target Markets for Accountable Care Partnerships
Contracting for shared savings with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services isn't the only path toward accountable care. There are many markets for providers to evaluate and a variety of partnerships and strategies that can be deployed. [Read More]
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The Challenges of Patient Engagement
Donna Scott, executive director of Relay Health in Atlanta, GA, talks about the challenges of patient engagement, and strategies healthcare organizations can use to implement or improve upon the concept. [Listen Now]
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