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1 in 3 Hospitalized Patients Suffers an Adverse Event
Cheryl Clark, Senior Editor
Researchers spotlight weaknesses in medical error-detection methods, and perhaps more strikingly, find that healthcare providers are largely unaware of how many harmful errors they continue to make. [Read More]
April 7, 2011
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Adverse Events in Hospitals Largely Undetected
Adverse events serious enough to harm patients are occurring in U.S. hospitals at least 10 times more often than previously measured, according to a study conducted at three large U.S. hospitals. In this story, experts explain how hospitals are not using the most extensive detection systems. [Read More]

13 Hot ACO Buzzwords All Providers Should Know
Just in time to accompany the proposed accountable care organization guidelines from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, comes a handy glossary of federal healthcare policy lingo. [Read More]

Googled: How One Hospital Boosted Its Search Results
Here are some ways hospitals can maximize Internet traffic and market their quality programs using themes and keywords. [Read More]

Feds Rev HAI Prevention Guidelines
Ever the boogeyman in hospital intensive care units is the dreaded catheter-related bloodstream infection. Now NIH, CDC, and a number of healthcare organizations have updated federal guidelines for preventing infections. [Read More]

*NEW* Rounds: Patient-Centered Accountable Care
Patient-centered healthcare IS accountable care—accountable for quality, for value, and for patient satisfaction. Join us on April 27 live from Griffin Hospital and Planetree, recognized pioneers in patient-centered care, with more actionable strategies from invited thought leaders at Sharp Memorial and the Maine Patient-Centered Medical Home Pilot. [Read More]

*NEW* Rounds: Neurological Service Line Growth: Telestroke & Brain Tumor Innovations
Neurological service line success is all about managing the collision of technology, research, and care coordination. Get strategies for managing the collision on May 18, live from Barrow Neurological Institute with invited thought leaders from St. John Providence Health System and St. Luke Hospital.[Read More]

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