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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

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Proposed CLIA Rules Amendment Skirts Doctors

By: Gienna Shaw, for HealthLeaders Media, September 13, 2011

A proposed rule drafted by three federal agencies would amend the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 regulations to allow patients to receive their test results directly from labs—with no doctor playing middleman.

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ASHHRA: 'Jerk Bosses' Derail Nurse Retention Strategies

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, September 13, 2011

For recruiting and retention plans to succeed, leaders must be held directly accountable for the turnover of people under them, a staffing retention expert tells an audience at the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration annual conference.

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America's Next Top HIE Model...

By: Greg Freeman, for HealthLeaders Media, September 13, 2011

We run down the three different models of health information exchanges, outlining how each varies according to how patient data is stored and accessed by participants.

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Overhaul of Physician Education System Recommended

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, September 12, 2011

The nation's system for training physicians is in dramatic need of a complete overhaul to adequately provide future patient care, says a report from the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation.

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Rounds: Performance Improvement for Quality and Bottom-Line Outcomes

By: August 23, 2011

Date: October 26, 2011
About: Attend on-site or participate via live simulcast. Host Denver Health with invited guest Virtua share how to make continuous quality improvement with a focus on bottom-line value part of your institutional culture and process. LINK:

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Breakthroughs: The High-Performing Surgical Program

By: September 2, 2011

 Given a reimbursement model based on outcomes, not volume, only those surgical services that can deliver state-of the-art care, value, and an outstanding patient experience will survive. In this HealthLeaders Media Breakthroughs report, leading hospital systems—St.Francis Hospital, Methodist Hospital System, The Mount Sinai Medical Center, and Bassett Healthcare—share lessons learned about new ways of approaching surgical care and strategy.

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