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Tuesday, February 15, 2011


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80% of Recalled Medical Devices Got Little FDA Scrutiny

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, February 15, 2011

Of 113 medical devices recalled by the FDA between 2005 and 2009 because they were dangerous, 81% had been cleared under a lenient approval process revealing "critical flaws" in the federal review system, researchers say.

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NY Hospital Data Theft May Affect Records of 1.7 Million

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, February 15, 2011

New York City officials have begun notifying 1.7 million patients, staff, contractors, vendors, and others who were treated or who provided services during the past 20 years at two public hospitals in the Bronx.

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Federal Budget Pleases Doctors, Not Hospitals

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, February 15, 2011

The major trade groups for healthcare providers offered a decidedly mixed reaction to President Barack Obama's Fiscal 2012 budget proposal released Monday, with doctors praising the plan and hospitals panning it.

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Medical Image Testing Rate Declines

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, February 14, 2011

The volume of advanced imaging tests has started to drop after years of increased usage. The reasons for the decline could be reimbursement cuts or inability for patients to afford healthcare, researchers suggest.

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Healthcare Leaders Reveal Uncertainties About Industry Direction

By: HealthLeaders Media Staff, February 15, 2011

Dedication to mission is strong and getting stronger, but just how to accomplish that mission is less certain, according to the just-released results of the 2011 HealthLeaders Media Industry Survey.

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3 Reasons to Fall In Love Again...With Healthcare Finance

By: Karen Minich-Pourshadi, for HealthLeaders Media, February 14, 2011

This is slated to be one of the hardest years ever for many healthcare leaders. While it may be tempting to walk away from the financial complexities of the healthcare industry for good, we've got three good reasons to stick around and make things work.

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NJ Hospital Group Teaches Gang Awareness

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

Here's a pop quiz on street gang affiliation: Can you tell the difference between a Crip and a Blood, or a Latin King, a Neta, an Aryan Brother, a Pagan, or an MS13? More importantly, can your staff identify a gang banger when he walks through the doors of your emergency department seeking treatment, or helping a wounded "posse" member with a work-related injury?

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Rounds: Orthopedic Leadership Strategies: Engage, Measure, and Perform

By: February 14, 2011

Forward-thinking orthopedic leaders are ensuring high performance and coordination among a carefully constructed caregiver team. Those leaders are also exploring the right metrics to know whether the outcomes they are tracking are the most meaningful to patients. Join the executive and clinical leadership team from nationally renowned MemorialCare Health System and orthopedic innovator Marshall Steele, MD, on March 29 for a three-hour dive into essential orthopedic leadership strategy. http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/rounds/

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Webcast: Boost Market Share with Your Oncology Services

By: February 14, 2011

Given the growing trend toward all-inclusive cancer centers, do you know how to differentiate your own oncology services to protect and grow your market share? Your oncology care is distinct. Its marketing should be, too. Join HealthLeaders Media on March 31 for this 90-minute Webcast, including Q&A and a case study, for valuable lessons from marketing leaders. http://www.hcmarketplace.com/prod.cfm?id=9460&s=EZINEADH&e_topic=WS_HLM2

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