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Friday, October 14, 2011


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More Deficiencies Found at Methodist Health

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, October 14, 2011

A follow-up review by inspectors from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services uncovers new deficiencies in the areas of nursing services and infection control at Methodist Dallas Medical Center. The facility was cited for 10 broad areas of immediate jeopardy deficiencies in August.

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Texas Malpractice Caps Blasted, Defended

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, October 14, 2011

Medical liability caps enacted in Texas in 2003 have not reduced rising medical costs in the Lone Star State, according to a report from Public Citizen. But an advocacy group for malpractice reforms says the report is fundamentally flawed.

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$500M in Readmission Prevention Funds to Bypass Hospitals

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, October 13, 2011

Hospitals aren't very happy about the prospect of community-based organizations getting federal funds to coordinate post-discharge care in an effort to curb readmission rates.

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When Things Go Wrong, Admit Mistakes

By: Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, October 13, 2011

The University of Illinois Medical Center has a protocol for adverse events that occur when the hospital staff is at fault: Admit your mistakes and avoid malpractice litigation.

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Webcast: Achieving Alignment on Strategic Marketing Initiatives

By: October 11, 2011

Date: November 8, 2011
About: In this 90-minute Webcast, benefit from lessons learned from Catholic Health Initiatives’ communication campaign for EHR implementation, and learn what your service lines can mean for marketing opportunities.

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*NEW* Industry Survey 2012

By: October 5, 2011

We know you have something to say. And we want to hear it. Take the 2012 Industry Survey now—in 10 minutes or less, share your insight and help define industry trends. Enter today for the chance to win an iPad!

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