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TJC Warns Hospitals of Deadly Medical Tubing Mistakes

Misconnected IV, drug, and feeding tubes are expected to be less likely when new tubing connector standards, now in development, are in widespread use, The Joint Commission says.

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Half of All Primary Care, Internal Medicine Jobs Unfilled in 2013

Nearly 70% of organizations searched for a family medicine physician in 2013. The percentage of primary care positions that go unfilled every year "continues to be a problem," says an Association of Staff Physician Recruiters executive.

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Slideshow: Healthcare Leaders Invest in Heart Health

Cardiovascular services are crucial revenue generators for healthcare organizations, and population health figures to play a big role in future cardiac investments. Four senior healthcare leaders discuss how population health fits in with their cardiovascular service line, and where they are making CV investments.

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CA Powers Up $80M HIE to 'Create Value in the Data'

California's latest multimillion-dollar attempt to build a statewide health information exchange aims to shave healthcare costs and improve care, but its leaders face a long-term funding challenge.

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Slideshow: Patient Experience Transformation—Engaged Patients, Measurable Standards

This HealthLeaders Media intelligence report identifies the top areas where healthcare leaders are investing their patient experience dollars and offers examples of changes instituted by Mountain States Health Alliance and the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

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