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Hospital Organ Donor Programs Push the Envelope

Cheryl Clark

Organ procurement organizations can get donor organs to transplant teams quickly, safely, and at a cost savings. >>>


Editor's Picks

Organ Recovery Centers Reduce Transplant Costs 37%

Organ procurement organizations take a streamlined approach to the transplant process, removing much of the inefficiency and cost out of the complex sequence of organ donation. >>>

Hospital-Acquired Infections Decline, But Threat Remains

Despite progress in reducing rates of intestinal, chest, and urinary tract infections transmitted to hospitalized patients, nearly three quarters of a million patients each year end up with healthcare-associated infections, says the CDC. >>>

What the Patient Really Wants

Having reached the probable limits of their healing powers, several clinicians and administrators at Gundersen Health System made sure a patient got what he really needed—no matter what. >>>

Proposed Review of 340B Drug Discounts Irks Hospitals

Contending that hospitals taking advantage of mandated lower drug prices should be held accountable for the levels of charity care they provide, a group funded by the pharmaceutical industry is getting pushback from two major hospital associations. >>>

Tagging, Tracking Nurses Improves Workflow

Nurses at a Florida hospital are wearing electronic tags to track their daily steps. The data has been revealing and led to changes in workflow. The CNO says nurses like it and "know that it can help them." >>>

Oncology Service Line: A Change in Focus

From genetic testing to advanced chemotherapy procedures, hospitals and health systems are changing the focus of oncology from merely ensuring survival to, in many cases, providing comprehensive long-term care and even cures. >>>

Oncologist Forecast Highlights Need for Team-Based Care

Advances in cancer diagnosis and treatment and longer-term survival rates point to a growing need for interdisciplinary provider teams to meet the needs of patients as the supply of oncologists is predicted to decline. >>>

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Webcast: Patient Experience & HCAHPS—Optimizing Touch Points and Training Internal Champions

Date: April 24, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET Leaders from CHS and Baird Group share marketing strategies for communicating patient experience imperatives and developing programs to reinforce them. Register Today >>>

News Headlines

Hospital ratings show sharp differences in safety, chance of dying

Reuters, March 27, 2014

Growing beyond yesterday's population health management

InformationWeek, March 27, 2014

Nitroglycerin, a staple of emergency rooms, is in short supply

The New York Times, March 27, 2014

Hopkins doctor's files included 1,200 videos, images of patients undressed

The Baltimore Sun, March 27, 2014

L.A. hospital doctors practice communication skills in 'operating room of the future'

Star Tribune / Associated Press, March 26, 2014

Hospitals elevate patient satisfaction to the C-Suite

InformationWeek, March 25, 2014

Fewer patient admissions a symptom of healthcare 'transformation,' study says

Chicago Sun-Times, March 24, 2014

Cincinnati hospital's live-tweets reveal complications in surgery

Cincinnati Business Courier, March 24, 2014

More drug-resistant infections seen in US children

CBS News, March 21, 2014

The diminishing returns of modern medicine

The New York Times, March 21, 2014

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