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HIMMS: Don't Let HIT Obscure Patient Safety Needs

Cheryl Clark

Against a glitzy backdrop, throngs of exhibitors and attendees, and a stellar line-up of presenters, one particular speaker's late afternoon talk on the potential foibles of health information technology is sobering. >>>


Editor's Picks

Alcohol Dependence Among Surgeons a 'Significant Problem'

Nearly 78% of surgeons who reported a medical error in the previous three months also reported having issues with alcohol abuse or dependence, shows a survey published in the Archives of Surgery . >>>

Parkland Hospital Analysis Shows Problems Continue

A gap analysis prepared by a consulting firm details deficiencies at the Dallas safety-net hospital in 20 broad categories including nursing services, infection control, and surgical and emergency services.  Changes are underway, says Parkland CEO Tom Royer. >>>

Specialty Nursing Certifications Linked to Lower HAI Rates

Critical care units with higher percentages of registered nurses holding national specialty certifications have lower rates of certain hospital-acquired infection, research shows. >>>

$323M in MLR Rebates Expected in First Year

Rebates to consumers from health insurance companies that fail to meet medical loss ratio standards could surpass a quarter of a billion dollars this year, federal health officials say. >>>

Book: The Healthcare Executive's Guide to ACO Strategy

This comprehensive book dissects the integral components of ACOs from the view of physicians, providers, and payers and analyzes CMS's final regulations. Get the book that provides specifics on incorporating accountable care structure and strategy into your organization and enter the ACO era prepared and positioned to succeed. >>>

Impact Analysis Report

ICD-10: Skating on Thin Margins

Don't let the ICD-10 delay derail your plans. Get exclusive, original ICD-10 research, analysis, and insights from top executives at NYU Langone Medical Center, Lakewood Health System, Southwest General Health Center, Frederick Regional Health System, and MemorialCare Health System. >>>

News Headlines

Hospitals ranked for emergency medicine quality

U.S.News & World Report, February 23, 2012

Suppliers linked to impure heparin

The Wall Street Journal, February 23, 2012

Is broadcasting heart procedures safe?

Reuters, February 23, 2012

CA rates health plans on quality

San Jose Mercury News, February 23, 2012

Children’s Hospital reports progress on asthma

The Boston Globe, February 21, 2012

Meaningful Use Incentive Payouts Top $3B

HealthLeaders Media, February 17, 2012

The impact of the ACA in one map

The Washington Post, February 17, 2012

Medicare may drop Bethlehem Township surgical center

The Morning Call, February 17, 2012

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Rounds: Creating a High-Performance Emergency Department

Date: March 29, 2012
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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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