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Wednesday, October 17, 2012


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Labor Efficiency Emerges as Cost Containment Measure

By: Michael Zeis, for HealthLeaders Media, October 17, 2012

In most hospitals, labor is the largest single expense, but not an attractive target for cost cutting. But using labor more efficiently, by benchmarking, identification of variances, and process engineering, can make a dent.

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CMS Proposal on Hospital Outpatient Payment Panel Open for Comment

By: James Carroll, for HealthLeaders Media, October 17, 2012

This is the first year that The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services asked representatives from critical access hospitals to help make recommendations on supervision requirements for certain services such as IV hydration and venipuncture via vein.

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Nurses Who Teach Lead Best

By: Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media, October 16, 2012

A business school study titled, 'The Value of Bosses,' is the latest piece of evidence to support the fact that the ability to teach is a critical quality among successful nurse leaders.

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Government Walks Fine Line on HIT Regulation

By: Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, October 16, 2012

Amidst evidence that EHR adoption is causing increasing costs to Medicare, questions about whether there is too much government regulation of healthcare IT, or too little, abound.

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Webcast: Avoid 30-Day Readmissions, Improve Care Transitions

By: September 17, 2012

Date: October 25, 2012, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

Get the tools you need to align care transitions, prevent bounce-back readmissions, and improve overall quality of care, from subacute and postacute experts at Southwest Ohio Care Transitions Collaborative and University of Michigan Health System Sub-Acute Care Rehabilitation Program. This webcast reveals the latest continuum management strategies and proven tactics to align partners, physicians, and nurses.

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Rounds: Cancer Service Line Leadership—Baylor Health Care System

By: October 1, 2012

Date: Nov. 6, 2012, 12:00-3:00 p.m. CT

Baylor Health Care leaders reveal how they have built a cutting-edge cancer care model that combines personalized guidance, tailored treatment, and opportunities to participate in clinical trials of new treatments. Get real-world solutions, interactive Q&A, and lessons learned, including how to and combine the best aspects of academic and private practice cancer models to serve patients better.

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