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3 Takeaways from an EHR Internal Communications Strategy

Marianne Aiello

Marketing internal initiatives is not the same as external marketing. To get the benefits of strategic initiatives such as a new electronic health record system, your entire organization must be on board. Here’s how Catholic Health Initiatives is doing it. >>>


Editor's Picks

When Medical Errors Happen, Executives Shouldn't Hide

When tragic medical mistakes harm patients, defensive attitudes and behavior can make litigation more likely and prolonged, and can add more anxiety and suffering to the affected patients and their families, says an Institute for Healthcare Improvement report. >>>

How Tele-Navigation Reduces Admissions, Cuts ED Costs

A New Mexico provider finds that patient navigators can improve care and slash costs by diverting non-emergent patients from the emergency department, helping them obtain primary care, and providing guidance on appropriate use of the ED. >>>

CA Details Bariatric Surgery Trends by Hospital

A state-issued report based on hospital patient discharge data shows that 30-day death rates from bariatric surgery in California rose between 2005 and 2008, while one-year complications rates declined. >>>

6 Steps to Creating a Connected Health Program

A successful connected health program between patients and healthcare organizations involves a lot of preparation. In fact, the planning begins well before even the pilot program. Here are six steps from Partners Healthcare's Center for Connected Health. >>>

News Headlines

Docs use Google for health information

The Wall Street Journal, November 2, 2011

Rivals' partnership improves patient satisfaction, lowers costs

Minnesota Public Radio, October 28, 2011

3 big-name hospitals stop publicly reporting some infection data

Consumer Reports, October 26, 2011

Long-ailing UMC aims to alter image, add revenue

Las Vegas Journal-Review, November 1, 2011

HHS joins White House initiative to put veterans to work

Government Executive, October 28, 2011

Few doctors, nurses report asking patients about what they expect in their care

Boston Globe, October 27, 2011

Big rig full of cadavers excites doctors

San Jose Mercury News, October 27, 2011

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Rounds: The Business and Clinical Path to Medical Home

Date: November 11, 2011
About: Attend on-site or
participate via live simulcast. Live from host St. Joseph Health System—reaching the vision of patient–centered medical home requires strong links between hospital and physician to achieve best patient outcomes. Join us for the dialogue in a special, complimentary Rounds, sponsored by RelayHealth.

Webcast: Winning With Value-Based Purchasing

Date: November 17, 2011
About: Value-based purchasing brings real financial implications in the amount of CMS payment at risk, quality penalties, and the investments required to avoid those penalties. The stability of your future finances depends on your ability to successfully implement VBP. Join us for a 60-minute audio conference with VBP experts from Aurora Health Care and Premier. >>>

From HealthLeaders Magazine

Patient Engagement Takes Physician Leadership

As providers become increasingly accountable for healthcare outcomes, patient engagement grows in significance. Individuals should take responsibility for their health, but what role do the providers play in turning consumers of care into partners in care? >>>


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