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Infection Clusters in Chemo Clinics 'Tip of the Iceberg,' Says CDC

Cheryl Clark

In the wake of a rash of bloodstream infections among chemotherapy patients, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a basic guide to infection control, aimed at all outpatient oncology facilities. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

CA Details Bariatric Surgery Trends by Hospital

A state-issued report based on hospital patient discharge data shows that 30-day death rates from bariatric surgery in California rose between 2005 and 2008, while one-year complications rates declined. >>>

ACOs Seen As Tough Sell, Despite Concessions

The opportunity for ROI may not be enough to convince healthcare providers to adopt Medicare accountable care organizations under the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services final rules, say some industry observers. >>>

Demonstrate Leadership, Help Safety Nets Now

Hospitals and other healthcare providers serving as true safety nets are increasingly endangered under the weight of community service demands from uninsured and low-income patients.  Tax exemptions and voluntary leadership can help. >>>

Physicians Must Make Patients Partners in Pursuit of Health

Patients are the fuel that makes hospitals run, and why they exist. But patient noncompliance drives up costs and is a headache for the C-suite. That's why physicians and hospitals must work to educate patients on how to take a more active role in their own care. >>>



News Headlines

Few doctors, nurses report asking patients about what they expect in their care

Boston Globe, October 27, 2011

Moratoriums not being used to stop Medicare fraud

Miami Herald / Associated Press, October 27, 2011

WY hospital accused of fraud by whistleblower

Billings Gazette, October 27, 2011

3 big-name hospitals stop publicly reporting some infection data

Consumer Reports, October 26, 2011

Hartford Hospital gets a mention in Apple iPhone ad

Hartford Courant, October 26, 2011

Colonoscopy lawsuit results in $2 million award

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 25, 2011

Bio: Steve Jobs was a details man, even in his Memphis hospital bed

The Daily News Blog, October 25, 2011

Big rig full of cadavers excites doctors

San Jose Mercury News, October 27, 2011

Public Citizen calls for investigation into patient deaths

Wall Street Journal, October 26, 2011



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Multimedia/Events

Rounds: The Business and Clinical Path to Medical Home

Date: November 11, 2011
About: Attend on-site or
participate via live simulcast. Live from host St. Joseph Health System—reaching the vision of patient–centered medical home requires strong links between hospital and physician to achieve best patient outcomes. Join us for the dialogue in a special, complimentary Rounds, sponsored by RelayHealth.
>>>


Webcast: Battle-Tested Tactics for Key Internal Marketing Initiatives

Date: November 8, 2011
About: In this 90-minute Webcast, benefit from lessons learned from Catholic Health Initiatives’ communication campaign for EHR implementation, and learn what your service lines can mean for marketing opportunities. >>>




From HealthLeaders Magazine

Patient Engagement Takes Physician Leadership

As providers become increasingly accountable for healthcare outcomes, patient engagement grows in significance. Individuals should take responsibility for their health, but what role do the providers play in turning consumers of care into partners in care? >>>

 

Managing the Continuum

 

Treating Patient as Partner


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