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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

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Diagnostic Errors Common, Costly, and Harmful

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, April 23, 2013

Wrong site surgeries and medication mishaps get more attention, but diagnostic errors are a larger, deadlier, and costlier problem, for patients and healthcare providers, Johns Hopkins researchers say.

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Hospital 'ACE' Teams Curb Adverse Events, LOS, Costs

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, April 23, 2013

Acute Care of the Elderly teams that target the complex needs of frail, elderly patients can result in fewer adverse events and shorter lengths of stay, researchers find.

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How 4 Health Systems Rein in Supply Costs

By: Rene Letourneau, for HealthLeaders Media, April 22, 2013

Collectively, four Ohio-based health systems report that they have saved nearly $700,000 in the roughly four months since launching a purchasing collaborative, including $250,000 on physician preference items.

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HR Roundup: Sequestration Leads to Layoffs

By: Chelsea Rice, for HealthLeaders Media, April 22, 2013

The effects of sequestration are becoming apparent with at least one health system announcing job cuts and reductions to executive salaries. Elsewhere, the legislative fight for nurse-to-patient staffing ratios is gathering steam.

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Webcast: Develop an Innovative and Integrated Palliative Care Program

By: HealthLeaders Media Staff, for HealthLeaders Media, March 19, 2013

Date:  April 23, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Join experts from Sutter Health and Saint Agnes Medical Center and learn new tools and strategies for developing a multidisciplinary palliative care program.

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Executive Insight Report: Capital Finance—Industry Consolidation

By: HealthLeaders Media Staff, for HealthLeaders Media, April 17, 2013

The second in a series of four Executive Insight Reports from Bank of America explains the results of a survey on how leading organizations are approaching mergers, joint ventures, acquisitions, and strategic alliances, as they strive to meet the goals of healthcare reform.

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