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Wednesday, February 13, 2013


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Weak Link Found Between Readmissions, Mortality

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, February 13, 2013

Researchers find that 30-day readmission rates are "not associated" with mortality rates for patients admitted for heart attack or pneumonia, and "only weakly associated within a certain range" for patients admitted for heart failure.

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Moody’s: Nonprofit Healthcare Debt Sees Record Downgrade

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, February 13, 2013

Driven largely by falling patient volumes and weak revenue growth, not-for-profit healthcare debt logged a $20 billion downgrade—more than double than the previous year.

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Nurse Staffing Mandates Are Not a Silver Bullet

By: Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media, February 12, 2013

Nurses in Washington, DC, are demanding staffing mandates, but the effectiveness of such laws is inconclusive despite plenty of research.

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IBM's Watson Heads for Clinics, Spurring Debate

By: Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, February 12, 2013

Reports of Watson's projected diagnostic prowess have fed fevered speculation that artificial intelligence is at long last about to make doctors obsolete. But IBM insists that's not Watson's role.

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Webcast: Boost Patient Satisfaction Scores Through an Accountability Model

By: December 27, 2012

Date: February 14, 2013, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

Ardent Health Services, Monroe Clinic, and The Baird Group drill down on tools and strategies they've used to create a sustainable patient experience model based on accountability and service excellence. Learn what your team should be doing to accomplish these goals and help your organization boost its bottom line.

Register Today

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HealthLeaders Media Live from Heartland Health: Performance Improvement Lessons

By: HealthLeaders Media Staff, for HealthLeaders Media, January 4, 2013

Date: March 19, 2013, 12:00-3:00 p.m. ET

Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award winner Heartland Health reveals how it has built a culture around performance improvement. Learn how to identify new opportunities for collaboration. Find out how to implement best practices for evidence-based population care management. And start delivering a better patient experience.

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Download free case study

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