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Monday, August 22, 2011

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Parkland Hospital Submits Plan to Remedy Deficiencies, Protect Funding

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, August 22, 2011

In response to a blistering pair of reviews from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Texas Department of Health Services, in which serious deficiencies were found, Parkland Health and Hospital System in Dallas has issued a corrective action plan.

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NQF Endorses 41 Standards of Pediatric Care

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, August 22, 2011

Nearly four months after the Institute of Medicine issued its report calling for quality measures to evaluate the state of pediatric care, the National Quality Forum has endorsed 41 such standards and expects that payers will soon put most into practice.

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Sanford Unveils Designs for $360M Medical Center

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, August 22, 2011

Sanford Health is calling the X-shaped, 371-private room Sanford Fargo Medical Center the largest project of its kind in North Dakota history. Groundbreaking is expected in 2013, and completion in 2016.

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Healthcare's Cottage Supply Chain Needs a Makeover

By: Mike Alkire, for HealthLeaders Media, August 19, 2011

We should be learning from and implementing best practices that have been realized in other industries to drive supply chain improvements that can provide the best patient outcomes at the best cost, an expert says.

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Give Your Physicians an Incentive to Lead

By: Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media, August 19, 2011

Physicians traditionally don't respect authority. But it's been said that they will adapt to changes in practice if they get data proving it's the best move for the patient. Banner Health, a 14-hospital system based in Phoenix, is testing that assumption.

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Webcast: Quantify & Cultivate Patient Engagement

By: August 10, 2011

Date: September 22, 2011
About: More than just a buzzword, patient experience has become the quintessential objective in our healthcare climate. Fortunately, the thriving world of social media offers proven pathways to not only create patient engagement, but actually build community around your organization. Learn how Emory University Orthopaedics and Spine Hospital consistently scores above the 90th percentile in patient satisfaction using social media tools and metrics.


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Webcast: Slash Your Readmission Rates

By: August 10, 2011

Date: September 16, 2011
About: With 20% of Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries discharged from a hospital readmitted within 30 days, Baylor Heart and Vascular Center in Dallas, which boasts one of the lowest readmission rates nationwide (17.3%), and Our Lady of Resurrection Medical Center in Chicago, which cut its readmission rate from the nation’s second-highest (32.4%) to 15%, share strategies to help you reduce your readmission rates.


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