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How iPads Improve the Patient Experience

Marianne Aiello

The Mayo Clinic and Henry Ford Hospital are just two healthcare organizations that are finding ways to enhance the patient experience using Apple's tablet technology. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

CMS Taps 27 ACOs to Start Shared Savings Program

The Medicare Shared Savings Program begins April 1 with 27 participants, says the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Another 150 groups have submitted applications for the second group, slated to start July 1. >>>

Patients Take Back Control with Technology

The very instruments that diagnose and treat us can often make us feel more like test subjects than patients receiving care. But technology can be applied in the interests of healing the entire patient—mind, body, and soul. >>>

Nurse Leaders Key to Hospital Sustainability Efforts

Nurses see firsthand the amount of waste and use of environmentally unfriendly chemicals in their hospitals. It's no surprise then that nurse leaders are key to creating a culture of sustainability. >>>

Health Rankings Spark Population Health Initiatives

A national report ranking health behaviors, clinical care, and social and economic factors county-by-county shows that population health is largely affected by factors outside a healthcare provider's office. >>>



Book

Oncology—Strategies for Superior Service Line Performance

The evolution of the oncology payment model and pressure to provide more patient-centered care are leading healthcare organizations to transform the oncology care model. Gain realistic strategies and business guidance from oncology leaders to develop the structures and processes for oncology service line success in the future.   >>>



News Headlines

Medicine spending climbs to $320B, usage declines

Charlotte Business Journal, April 11, 2012

Doctors learn to cook healthy, 'crave-able' foods

The New York Times, April 11, 2012

For the elderly, ERs of their own

The New York Times, April 10, 2012

Broward Health name change has physicians, others protesting

Miami Herald, April 10, 2012

Startup aims to curb medical errors

The Tennessean, April 9, 2012

Where America needs doctors, in one map

The Washington Post, April 9, 2012

Partners HealthCare exec: Energy overhaul to save hospitals $15M annually

Boston Business Journal, April 6, 2012

Official defends County Harbor-UCLA Medical Center after incidents

The Daily Breeze, April 5, 2012

AL initiative uses tech to track hygiene compliance

HealthcareITNews, April 5, 2012



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Webcast: Lower Costs, Boost Productivity in Your Emergency Department

Date: April 30, 2012
About: Increase emergency department throughput with proven cost-reduction and efficiency improvement strategies from three ED leaders at BestPractices, Ochsner Medical Center, and Banner Estrella Medical Center. This customizable webcast allows you to pre-submit speaker questions to guide the discussion and ensure you get the answers your organization needs. >>>


From HealthLeaders Magazine

 

Red-Tape Mandates Spark Innovation

Mounting compliance requirements and declining revenues are fast becoming catalysts for improvement at healthcare organizations. >>>

 

Strategic Physician Recruiting Calls for Forecasting, Profiling

 

Cleaning Up C. Diff, Together


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