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This is Healthcare Image Management Done Right

Marianne Aiello

Britain's National Health Service doesn't need to do a lot of marketing. But 'This is Nursing,' the integrated campaign the NHS launched in response to a series of negative reports, sets a high bar for U.S. healthcare marketers. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

For a Quality Metrics Reality Check, Just Ask a Nurse

The way nurses answer one key question strongly correlates to actual patient outcomes and patient-reported data, making nurses a reliable barometer of hospital quality measures, a study shows. >>>

Small Hospital Cuts Patient Falls By 95%

A busy critical access hospital proves that a combination of methods, including analyzing fall data and placing a renewed emphasis on staff accountability, can achieve a drastic drop in patient falls. >>>

ACEP: Frequent ED Users Need Coordinated Care

High repeat users of emergency department services cannot easily be redirected to less expensive care, so managing these patients better is "a community resource issue," says the president of the American College of Emergency Physicians. >>>

Physician Recruiting About to Get Tougher

Rural hospitals have long had to work harder than their urban counterparts to find doctors. With the full implementation of the Affordable Care Act, it's only going to get tougher, a report suggests. >>>

Hospitals Overspending on Blood Transfusions

By employing best practices in transfusion medicine, hospitals could save "about $1.06 million per hospital per year" without changing patient outcomes, an economic report says. >>>

How CBOs May Help Shrink Readmissions

Under a program outlined in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, community-based organizations stand to receive federal funds to do in outpatient settings certain tasks that hospitals don't and can't—to help patients self-manage their care for 30 days post-discharge. >>>

Healthcare Job Growth Boosts Employment Stats

September's federal jobs report is spurred by hiring within the healthcare sector. But one economist cautions that the government's work to control healthcare spending could ultimately reverse the positive jobs trend. >>>



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Reboot for ICD-10—Lessons from UnitedHealth Group

Date: Oct. 22, 2012, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

 

With the implementation deadline confirmed, the transition to ICD-10 shifts into high gear. Now providers and payers must prepare quickly. Learn from UnitedHealth Group and other coding experts how to assess your organization's existing structure, create a transition process, and move toward compliance while meeting risk and cost constraints.

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News Headlines

New style of healthcare emerges to fill a hospital's void

The New York Times, October 10, 2012

Is emergency room care actually a great deal?

The Washington Post, October 10, 2012

Patients gain when hospitals work together on infection control

U.S. News & World Report, October 10, 2012

Heart stent outcomes reporting lags

Reuters, October 10, 2012

St. Alexius joins Mayo network

Bismark Tribune, October 10, 2012

Docs healthier, with better habits, compared to others

WBUR.org, October 10, 2012

Patient navigators find a role

The Cleveland Plain Dealer, October 10, 2012

Americans seeing their doctors less often

Rapid City Journal, October 10, 2012

Kaiser joins hospitals promising healthier food for patients, staff

The Los Angeles Times, October 10, 2012

NC Attorney General eyes 'artificial' hospital pricing

The Charlotte Observer, October 8, 2012



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Rounds: Kaiser Permanente's Model for Total Health

Date: Oct. 16, 2012, 1:00-4:00 p.m. ET

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