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  April 25, 2012 Follow us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterJoin us on LinkedInRSS feed

Community Engagement Roles Here to Stay

Marianne Aiello

Bon Secours created a community engagement role in order to innovate how the health system interacts with patients, employees, and physicians. Nearly three years later, the position has evolved to span what it calls the meaningful use of social technology—that is, what the health system can do to affect population health. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

EMR Apps Taking Off, Starting with Refill Requests

EMRs can be a platform for a multitude of healthcare apps, much as personal phone apps now get built on Apple's iOS or Google's Android platform. Healthfinch's refill management app offloads a time-consuming task from physicians. >>>

How Hospitals Can Save Water and Big Bucks Too

Water conservation offers an easy way for hospitals to save money year after year, while addressing their obligation to reduce the chemicals and pharmaceuticals that too often get dumped into the water supply. >>>

Henry Ford Health System's Bold Goal to Cut Harm in Half

All hospitals have patient safety programs meant to reduce harm. Henry Ford Health System in Detroit set a system-wide goal to cut harm events by 50%. It had to overcome arguments about preventability and feasibility, and now shows quantifiable improvements. >>>

Slideshow: Meet the 2011 HealthLeaders 20

In our annual HealthLeaders 20, we profile individuals who are changing healthcare for the better. Some are longtime industry fixtures; others would clearly be considered outsiders. Meet them all in this image gallery. >>>



Book

The Complete Guide to Strategic Marketing for the Cardiovascular Service Line

Get key marketing concepts, practical tools, and straightforward ideas to augment a cardiovascular service line administrator's ever-expanding skill set, help overall service line performance, and create real value.   >>>



News Headlines

Debt collector is faulted for tough tactics in hospitals

The New York Times, April 25, 2012

Ascension Health's $2B Cayman project

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, April 24, 2012

Asthma initiative reduces ER visits with healthcare home visits

The Atlantic, April 24, 2012

Save Millions Using GIS Technology for Strategic Workforce Planning

HealthLeaders Media, April 23, 2012

What one entrepreneur's rise says about the future of medicine

Forbes, April 23, 2012

Doctor-free health tests power storefront labs in OR

The Oregonian, April 23, 2012

Growth is CEO's diagnosis for Temple health system

The Philadelphia Inquirer, April 23, 2012

Carolinas HealthCare System's evolution: Public hospital with private attitude

The Charlotte Observer, April 23, 2012

Profile: Epic Systems' tough billionaire

Forbes, April 20, 2012



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Webcast: Lower Costs, Boost Productivity in Your Emergency Department

Date: April 30, 2012
LAST CHANCE: 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

 

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

 

Hospitals Scrutinize ACOs


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