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Hospital Chiefs Still Grappling With Reform
Cheryl Clark, Senior Editor
On the first anniversary of the Affordable Care Act's passage, health leaders attending the American College of Healthcare Executives meeting in Chicago concede that the time for complacency is over. Now they must tackle reform, head on. [Read More]
March 24, 2011
Editor's Picks

HHS Unveils National Quality Strategy
While promoting quality care that is focused on patients and communities, the strategy will reduce administrative burdens and facilitate care collaboration for doctors and other providers, the Department of Health and Human Services says. [Read More]

'Weekend Effect' Boosts Trauma Patients' Survival Chances
Contrary to other studies, a University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine study shows that patients in need of emergent care are more likely to live if they arrive at the hospital on the weekend than during the week. [Read More]

IOM Recommends Clinical Practice Guideline Standards
The Institute of Medicine has issued two reports that it says will provide an objective and consistent framework for clinical practice guidelines, and standardize systematic reviews of comparative effectiveness. [Read More]

Webcast: Boost Market Share with Your Oncology Services
Given the growing trend toward all-inclusive cancer centers, do you know how to differentiate your own oncology services to protect and grow your market share? Your oncology care is distinct. Its marketing should be, too. Join HealthLeaders Media on March 31 for this 90-minute Webcast, including Q&A and a case study, for valuable lessons from marketing leaders.[Read More]

Rounds: Orthopedic Leadership Strategies: Engage, Measure, and Perform
Forward-thinking orthopedic leaders are ensuring high performance and coordination among a carefully constructed caregiver team. Those leaders are also exploring the right metrics to know whether the outcomes they are tracking are the most meaningful to patients. Join the executive and clinical leadership team from nationally renowned MemorialCare Health System and orthopedic innovator Marshall Steele, MD, on March 29 for a three-hour dive into essential orthopedic leadership strategy.[Read More]
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Webcasts/Rounds

March 29: Rounds: Orthopedic Leadership Strategies: Engage, Measure, and Perform

March 31: Boost Market Share with Your Oncology Services

April 27: Rounds: Patient-Centered Accountable Care

On demand: Cardiac Care Leadership for Improved Alignment and Outcomes

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Authors of the book, The Hospital Executive's Guide to Emergency Department Management, Kirk Jensen, MD, MBA and Daniel Kirkpatrick from BestPractices, an emergency medicine leadership and staffing practice in Fairfax, Va., discuss strategies hospitals can use to better monitor and manage patient arrivals in the emergency department.[Listen Now]
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