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More Trauma Care Spending Doesn't Raise Survival Rates

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, August 13, 2012

Researchers find that the cost of treating trauma patients in the western United States is 33% higher than the cost of treating similarly injured patients in the Northeast. But the reasons for the price variance are not well understood, and "spending more doesn't always mean saving more lives," says the study's leader.

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Sentinel Alert on Opioids Spotlights Provider Misuse

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, August 13, 2012

Unintentional respiratory depression due to incorrect use of opioids in hospitals occurs in .5% of patients after surgery, according to a Joint Commission Sentinel Event Alert.

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High Insurance Costs Linked to Abundance of Complex Choices

By: Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media, August 10, 2012

While executives at small companies might believe their escalating insurance costs are attributable to pre-existing conditions and bad lifestyle choices by their employees, award-winning research shows that is only part of the problem.

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Webcast: Marketing & Metrics—The Cleveland Clinic and Fairview Health Way

By: July 30, 2012

Date: Sept. 14, 2012, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Can you prove the value of your marketing efforts to your organization's bottom line? Learn how marketing leaders from Cleveland Clinic and Fairview Health Services capture, track, and measure the impact of their marketing programs to demonstrate ROI and better support organizational business objectives. Get proven strategies from industry leaders in a new interview-driven format, expanded Q&A, online forum, takeaway presentation, and 60-day post-event on-demand access.

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Intelligence Report: Patient Experience and HCAHPS—Little Consensus on a Top Priority

By: August 9, 2012

While 84% of health leaders rank "patient experience" among their top three priorities, less than half of them are making patient experience-specific investments. This original research and analysis, produced with support from Medseek, offers key insight from top healthcare executives, including new case studies from CaroMont Health, Gundersen Lutheran Health System, Inc., and Provena Health.

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