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Wednesday, July 18, 2012


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Low HCAHPS Scores at Safety Net Hospitals Examined

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

On nearly every measure of the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Health Plans Survey patient experience questionnaire, safety net hospitals scored 5.6 percentage points lower than their non-safety net counterparts, a review of survey responses shows. Researchers offer two explanations for the disparity.

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Develop HIX Now, MD Official Urges States

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, July 18, 2012

States that sit idly waiting for the results of the November election before they commit to health insurance exchanges will face a "herculean effort" to establish their exchanges, says Maryland's lieutenant governor.

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Geriatric Care Model Centers on Nurse Leadership

By: Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media, July 17, 2012

The Nurses Improving Care to Healthsystem Elders program, which aims to add geriatric-specific resources to the nurses' practice, is built around advanced learning and nurse leadership. It could be an effective model for improving hospital quality and safety for older adults, a study suggests.

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CHIME Certification Gives HIT Leaders a Boost

By: Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, July 17, 2012

Challenged to keep up with healthcare's accelerating technological pace, information technology leaders turn to the world's only program for certifying healthcare CIOs, offered by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives.

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Webcast: Four Strategies to Transform Patient Experience

By: July 6, 2012

Date: July 26, 2012, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET
Don't aim for just a good patient experience, build an exceptional, sustainable patient experience. Get proven strategies from executives at MemorialCare Health System and Fauquier Health and other industry leaders on how to tailor the message for specific departments, improve patient experience beyond the walls of the hospital—even how to sustain a patient experience transformation.

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Breakthroughs Report: Strategic Solutions for the Readmissions Challenge

By: June 26, 2012

Successfully preventing readmissions requires many players to fill the gaps in the care continuum. In this HealthLeaders Media Breakthroughs report, we examine how four leading health systems—Griffin Hospital, Parkview Health, Sarasota Memorial HealthCare System, and UPMC Hamot—are moving the needle.

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