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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

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Patient Privacy Rights Extend Beyond US Borders, Ethicists Say

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

 Some U.S. physicians, nurses, and medical students who volunteer in developing nations have posted pictures of their patients on Facebook, and that is a breach of ethics, researchers say.

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Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia Rates Drop 70%

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

Checklists and hand washing strategies have reduced rates of ventilator-associated pneumonia by 70% in a study sponsored by the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

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Robotic Scrub Nurses Could Boost OR Efficiencies

By: HealthLeaders Media Staff, February 22, 2011

Hand-gesture recognition and other robotic nurse innovations might one day help improve operating room efficiency, and reduce the length of a surgery and the potential for infection, researchers say.

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CHIME to Feds: Delay Meaningful Use Stage 2

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, February 18, 2011

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives has recommended that the federal government push back the deadline for Stage 2 implementation of meaningful use until the impact of Stage 1 on hospitals can be more accurately evaluated.

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Physician Recruiting a Lesser Priority Among Hospital Execs

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, February 21, 2011

The 2011 HealthLeaders Media 2011 Industry Survey found that over the past year, recruiting and retaining physicians dropped from the No. 2 “top priority” to No. 7. What's going on here?

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Don't Let Physician Practice Acquisition Derail Your Back Office

By: Karen Minich-Pourshadi, for HealthLeaders Media, February 21, 2011

In the haste to reach for success, many organizations fail to look at the practical consequences of an acquisition. Here's how one healthcare system met the challenges of administering back office processes jolted by sudden growth.

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Rounds: Orthopedic Leadership Strategies: Engage, Measure, and Perform

By: February 14, 2011

Forward-thinking orthopedic leaders are ensuring high performance and coordination among a carefully constructed caregiver team. Those leaders are also exploring the right metrics to know whether the outcomes they are tracking are the most meaningful to patients. Join the executive and clinical leadership team from nationally renowned MemorialCare Health System and orthopedic innovator Marshall Steele, MD, on March 29 for a three-hour dive into essential orthopedic leadership strategy.

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Healthcare Leaders Reveal Uncertainties About Industry Direction

By: February 16, 2011

Dedication to mission is strong and getting stronger, but just how to accomplish that mission is less certain, according to the just-released results of the 2011 HealthLeaders Media Industry Survey.

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