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Hospital-Acquired VTE Still a Leading Cause of Death

Cheryl Clark

While a few hospitals are getting better at recognizing the importance of hospital-acquired venous thromboembolism prevention, the number of cases, and deaths, are not going down, two reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show. >>>


Editor's Picks

10 Tips and 32 Strategies for Healthcare CEOs

Aiming to shrink waste and share accumulated knowledge, an all-star cast of hospital chiefs, in a report posted on the Institue of Medicine website, gives pointers on how to keep hospitals and healthcare systems alive. >>>

AMA, AHA at Odds Over 'Surprise' Medicare Final Rule

The American Hospital Association and the American Medical Association have sent letters to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to register their respective displeasure over provisions in a final Medicare rule that affect physician influence over hospital decisions. >>>

Hospital-to-Home Program Aims to Reduce Readmissions

Medicare patients at high risk for readmission are assigned a care transition coach, often a nurse, who helps them with medication, follow-up appointments, and problem solving. >>>

Wendell Potter: Health Insurance Industry Lacks Unified Opinion on Reform

In an interview with HealthLeaders, the former health insurance industry whistleblower and now analyst assesses the industry's divided stance in advance of the Supreme Court's ruling on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. >>>

Rounds Preview: Excelling in Cardiac Care

The interventional cardiology program at The Mount Sinai Hospital consistently ranks as a top—if not the top—program in New York City in terms of volume and lowest complications. We look at how leadership and teaching, adherence to a strict set of protocols, and communication all form the basis of the program's success in the city's fiercely competitive heart market. >>>

Intelligence Report

Intelligence Report: Collaborating to Improve Care and Cut Costs

Initiating collaborative relationships is the key to improved quality, most healthcare leaders say in this HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report. Many also agree that major increases in HIT spending are necessary, but others are more cautious about spending for technology improvements. Download the free report with exclusive research and analysis. >>>

News Headlines

AMA: Health Insurers Slash Claims Mistakes in Half

HealthLeaders Media, June 20, 2012

Value of Rural Hospitals Linked to ED Utilization

HealthLeaders Media, June 20, 2012

Does Medicaid actually help people?

NPR, June 20, 2012

Fix health care after Supreme Court ruling, poll says

Politico, June 20, 2012

Geisinger, Merck team up to make sure patients follow doctors’ orders

Philadelphia Inquirer, June 20, 2012

At NY's Wyckoff Hospital, ex-chairman breaks neck

The New York Times, June 20, 2012

Life after healthcare ruling

The New York Times, June 19, 2012

Fairview's new goal: Less repeat business

Star Tribune, June 18, 2012

Knee surgery turned deadly at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

Press-Telegram, June 18, 2012

Hospitalists ID Unprofessional Physician Behaviors

HealthLeaders Media, June 15, 2012

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LIVE Webcast: Prevent 30-Day Readmissions

Date: June 27, 2012 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET
Learn readmissions approaches that work from speakers at leading healthcare systems. You'll leave this interactive webcast with strategies to standardize care protocols for cardiac and pneumonia patients, improve federal funding for these initiatives, and assess and assign patient risk for readmission, including Medicare FFS patients. >>>

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Shaping Sustainable Cost Control

Successfully shifting from tactical to strategic expense reduction has become a healthcare industry imperative. >>>


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