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When a Surgical Site Infection Sends a Friend Through Hell

Cheryl Clark

Once in a while, you hear a story that synthesizes all the talk about infection prevention and surgical checklists into a real-life horror that is as painful as it is urgent. That's when an adverse event happens to someone you know personally. >>>


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Proposed Doc Fix Would Slash $27B from Hospitals, ACA

An agreement in principle announced by the Speaker of the House Wednesday would delay hefty Medicare provider reimbursement cuts and would include $27 billion in program cuts to hospitals and funds outlined in the Affordable Care Act. >>>

Facing the Care Coordination Challenge

When it comes to clinical quality improvement, CEOs see care coordination as their greatest strategic challenge. In fact, with 10 possible answers, it was the choice of 30% of the CEOs who took the annual HealthLeaders Media Industry Survey. How to overcome it? >>>

3 Ways to Strive for Service Excellence

HCAHPS has created a direct link between service, patient satisfaction scores, and reimbursement. But consistent excellent service doesn't happen by accident. Here's how one hospital system did it. >>>

Insurer Trains Nurse Care Coordinators

Nurses who work in primary care physicians' offices are being specially trained as population care coordinators to manage follow-up care and the transition to patient-centered medical homes. >>>

NEW: Industry Survey 2012

Our fourth-annual Industry Survey features a new CEO report, an overall cross-sector report, and individual reports targeting Senior Leaders, Finance, Physicians, Nurses, Community & Rural Hospitals, and Service Lines. Take the pulse of the industry; download the reports now. >>>

News Headlines

Roche: FDA probing counterfeit cancer drug Avastin

Bloomberg BusinessWeek, February 16, 2012

Parkland board member: Report concerning, not surprising

Dallas Business Journal, February 16, 2012

UnitedHealth unveils patient info service for MDs

Miami Herald, February 15, 2012

Tackling Healthcare Priorities with Technology

HealthLeaders Media, February 14, 2012

Patient satisfaction costly, but maybe not so healthy

Los Angeles Times, February 14, 2012

Teaching hospitals decry Medicare's low safety rankings

The Boston Globe, February 14, 2012

Health IT factors into Leapfrog's hospitals rankings

InformationWeek, February 13, 2012

Urinary Catheter Process Measures Improve in MI

HealthLeaders Media, February 13, 2012

Medicare Physician Payment Rule Factors in GPCI

HCPro Staff for HealthLeaders Media, February 10, 2012

UnitedHealth will tie doctors' payments to quality of care

Bloomberg / BusinessWeek, February 10, 2012

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Webcast: Successful Commercial ACOs—Early Adopters Answer Your Questions

Date: March 22, 2012
About: Join HealthLeaders Media for 90 minutes of commercial ACO strategy and solutions, direct from top executives representing both providers and payers. This customizable webcast allows you to pre-submit questions to our speakers to help guide the discussion. >>>

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Putting Data in Nurses' Hands

Nursing informatics is an emerging field, and organizations that have been aggressive about getting data into nurses' hands (and smartphones) have reaped the rewards. >>>


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