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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

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CA Reports Stroke Rates in Bypass Surgey Data

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, October 20, 2010

This week, California became the first state to report hospital data on rate of stroke in patients after coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Stroke data is included order to help hospitalists analyze and reduce the risk of complications.

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5 Fraud and Abuse Lessons from OIG

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, October 20, 2010

More than half of U.S. medical schools don't provide any instruction on federal fraud and abuse laws, according to a report from the Office of Inspector General. Here are five areas of fraud and abuse law OIG thinks medical students need to learn.

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Radiation Oncologist Shortage to Skyrocket

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, October 20, 2010

The demand for radiation oncologists in the U.S will outpace the supply 10-fold in the next decade, a report says. The number of radiation oncologists entering the workforce is expected to increase by just 2% while patients diagnosed with cancers that require radiation therapy will increase by 22%.

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States' Medicaid Help Falls $1.74B Short

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, October 20, 2010

Twenty-four states gambled and came up short on receiving additional federal funds to relieve state Medicaid budgets stressed by the recession. Many states will likely face Medicaid budget deficits by the end of fiscal 2011.

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Technology Monitors Nursing Performance

By: HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition ProgramŽ, October 19, 2010

Implementing the right e-learning software can help heath systems assess staff competency and enhance communication. These practices are implementing learning management systems to track staff input, professional development, and organization.

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Intelligence Report: Patient Experience - Help Wanted

By: October 15, 2010

While 72% of senior healthcare leaders say that patient experience has been a priority in the past year, only 1 of 8 CEOs has primary responsibility for it. Our exclusive, original research and analysis examines this paradox and delves into the realm of patient experience and its challenges, including why healthcare leaders report lack of success in achieving the kind of patient experience they need to provide.

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Lead Transformation: Accelerate Value, Quality, and Coordination

By: October 7, 2010

Join us October 21, live or virtually, for this complimentary, exclusive half-day leadership event that will bring leaders from top healthcare organizations to explore real paths to take today toward accountable care structures and define what medical home and patient-centered care mean for your healthcare organization. Recognized leaders and peer experts will be featured from: Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, Columbus Regional Hospital, Baptist Health System, Chenango Memorial Hospital, Network Health, Crystal Run Healthcare, Moffitt Cancer Center, Novant Health, and GE Healthcare, Americas. This event takes place October 21, 8:30 am—12:30 pm (CST) at The Fairmont in Dallas, Texas. To register call 800/753-0131 or click here.

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5 Reasons to Consider the Cloud for Health Data

By: Gienna Shaw, for HealthLeaders Media, October 19, 2010

Web-based data sharing, or 'cloud computing' requires no special equipment on the part of the users—just a computer and an Internet connection. The benefits of cloud computing are many, and seem tailor-made for digitized medical environments.

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Nurse Leaders: The Next Generation

By: Rebecca Hendren, for HealthLeaders Media, October 19, 2010

The nurse manager workforce is aging so rapidly that we face a succession planning crisis in the near future. Despite this, many hospitals place little emphasis on formal leadership development. The next generation of leaders will come from self-motivated nurses learning  from coaches and mentors how to become better managers.

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