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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

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Thomson Reuters IDs 15 Top Health Systems

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, January 18, 2012

The company's fourth annual study reviewed clinical outcomes at more than 300 health systems and picked the leaders based on a composite score of eight measures of quality, patient perception of care, and efficiency.

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Post-Surgical Blood Clot Study Stirs Controversy

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, January 18, 2012

A controversial study estimates the risk of venous thromboembolism at 1% for those undergoing knee replacement during the few days they recuperate in the hospital after surgery. But at least one critic says the study is "deeply flawed."

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Nurses Key to Care Coordination

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, January 17, 2012

A Robert Wood Johnson Foundation study underscores the importance of nurses' critical thinking skills as the key component in reducing errors and improving outcomes.  

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Digital Health Revolution Long Awaited, Much Misunderstood

By: Jim Molpus, for HealthLeaders Media, January 17, 2012

Digital medicine is more than simply cool gadgets—it can transform the practice of healthcare, as well as its cost. But the revolution has only just begun, says a new book.

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3 Creative Ways to Cut Nurse Labor Costs

By: Karen Minich-Pourshadi, for HealthLeaders Media, January 17, 2012

Reducing nursing staff can be detrimental to your hospital's quality of care and the patient's overall experience—two areas that CFOs should strive to bolster, not undercut. Look to nurse leaders to know how and when to trim the cost of nurses while maintaining quality of care.

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New Book: The Complete Guide to Strategic Marketing for the Cardiovascular Service Line

By: January 18, 2012

Get key marketing concepts, practical tools, and straightforward ideas to augment a cardiovascular service line administrator’s ever-expanding skill set, help overall service line performance, and create real value.


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Rounds On-Demand: The Business and Clinical Path to Medical Home

By: January 18, 2012

Reaching the vision of patient-centered medical home requires strong links between hospital and physician to achieve best patient outcomes—join us from host St. Joseph Health System for a special, complimentary Rounds, sponsored by RelayHealth.

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