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IHI: Getting Surgeons to Embrace Safety

Cheryl Clark

Surgeons are being asked to do more than ever and in less time. The key to getting them to align with quality improvements is to make them believe they can be part of the solution, says a past president of the American College of Surgeons. >>>


Editor's Picks

Immediate Jeopardy: 14 CA Hospitals Fined $850,000

Since the state law allowing financial penalties for immediate jeopardy incidents took effect in 2007, nearly one in four California hospitals has been ordered to pay for violations such as retained foreign objects and medication errors. >>>

Ready or Not, Reform Under Way

Whether or not the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is ultimately repealed, many of the drastic changes taking place in healthcare today regarding strategy, composition of assets, and even the business model are already under way. >>>

9 Ways to Prevent Fatigue-Related Errors

Worker fatigue can place patients and healthcare staff at a higher risk of adverse events, says the Joint Commission. In an alert, it lists 10 warning signs and suggests nine strategies for prevention. >>>

Our Top 12 Stories of 2011

As 2011 winds down, we review our most popular online stories of the year. Quality concerns, readmissions, accountable care organizations, value-based purchasing, and uncertainty about the future of healthcare all share the spotlight. >>>

News Headlines

Vet gets $275K after VA docs leave 2 towels inside him during surgery

The Plain Dealer, December 15, 2011

Hospitals torn on reducing repeat admissions

NPR, December 15, 2011

MD stent committee member faces accusations

The Baltimore Sun, December 15, 2011

CMS tells Part D drug plans to withhold pharmacy payments for suspicious claims

BNA, December 15, 2011

Opinion: Docs have iPad fever

InformationWeek, December 13, 2011

Costco enters EHR business

InformationWeek, December 14, 2011

Audit faults state health officials on Medi-Cal oversight

Los Angeles Times, December 14, 2011

Essay: When care is worth it, even if end is death

The New York Times, December 13, 2011

Surgeon General steps into health app challenge fray

Government Health IT, December 12, 2011

Federal center pays good money for suspect medicine

Chicago Tribune, December 12, 2011

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Webcast: Tackle Physician Turnover Costs, Rev Up Recruitment

Date: December 20, 2011
About: Losing just one physician can mean a $1 million hit to your budget, and most facilities have turnover rates that are much higher. Join HealthLeaders Media for a 90-minute webcast and Q&A, featuring Brett Walker, director, physician & provider recruiting, at Indiana University Health and J. Gregory Stovall, MD, senior VP of medical affairs for Trinity Mother Frances Health System. Learn proven techniques and strategies to address your recruitment and retention challenges. >>>

From HealthLeaders Magazine

Meet the HealthLeaders 20—2011

Determination and a willingness to take a chance are among the qualities we see in our annual HealthLeaders 20 as they set about dedicating their professional lives to making a difference for good in healthcare. >>>


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