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Safety Net Challenge Aims to Quash Readmissions

Scott Mace

A challenge to develop technology that breaks down the barriers of social isolation among seniors may help hospitals reduce readmission rates. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Da Vinci Robot Surgical Risks Detailed

When something goes wrong after robotic surgery with the da Vinci surgical system, it's most likely due to co-morbidities in certain patients, not flaws in the robot's technology itself, researchers say. >>>

Pharmaceutical Robotics Require Careful Assessment

Before signing on to a multi-million-dollar robotic drug-dispensing program, hospital leaders should assess how the system would affect the entire pharmacy process, not just the mechanical filling of prescriptions. >>>

How iPads Improve the Patient Experience

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. >>>

Thomson Reuters Names Top 100 Hospitals

This year's list of honored teaching hospitals and community hospitals shows a geographical shift, with a greater concentration of winners in Texas, Florida, and California. Rankings are based on comparative performance in 10 areas, including mortality, patient satisfaction, and readmission rates. >>>



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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. >>>



News Headlines

Can the innovator class save healthcare?

The Atlantic, April 17, 2012

Maine's prescription monitoring program

MPBN, April 17, 2012

Board urges feds to prevent medical device hacking

Wired, April 16, 2012

Patient ID information stolen at Memorial hospitals

Sun Sentinel, April 13, 2012

Did Utah's failure to protect health data violate federal law?

The Salt Lake Tribune, April 13, 2012

OH hospital cited for security concerns

The Columbus Dispatch, April 13, 2012

St. Jude fires back at critics

The New York Times, April 12, 2012

Opinion: Do we need doctors or algorithms?

TechCrunch, April 12, 2012

NY healthcare bill errors cost state

Times Union, April 12, 2012

Don Berwick, Jim Capretta debate shifting healthcare costs

The Boston Globe, April 12, 2012



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From HealthLeaders Magazine

 

The End of Us vs. Them

With economic incentives aligning for hospitals and physicians as never before, the need on both sides to dispense with blame has never been so critical. >>>

 

Pharmaceutical Robotics Require Careful Assessment

 

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