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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

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MD Hospital Agrees to IRO Oversight of Cath Lab

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, August 23, 2011

Maryland's Peninsula Regional Medical Center says it will retain an independent review organization to analyze the medical necessity of procedures performed in its cardiac catherization lab.

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Speeding Patient Throughput with RTLS

By: Gienna Shaw, for HealthLeaders Media, August 15, 2011

To improve patient flow, shorten the length of stay, cut down on the time it takes to get a patient admitted, and cut out waste, hospitals are using RFID-enabled real-time locating systems.

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Strategies for Managing Disabled Physicians

By: From HCPro's Medical Staff Briefing, August 23, 2011

Disabled individuals have a right to reasonable accommodations through their employers per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Medical staffs are no exception.

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St. Joseph's Women's Hospital in Tampa Opens $75M Expansion

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, August 23, 2011

The Florida hospital's expansion houses private NICU suites, including 15 Level II and 49 Level III beds and a dedicated 16-bed gynecology unit for medical and surgical patients. 

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The Just Case for 'Get-Tough' Anti-smoking Policies

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

Citing patient safety as justification, Indiana University Health has discovered what many of the nation’s hospitals and healthcare providers have come to understand: It must be the tip of the spear in tobacco cessation and other broad public health initiatives.

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Stop Cutting Costs: 4 Other Ways to Bolster the Bottom Line

By: Karen Minich-Pourshadi, for HealthLeaders Media, August 22, 2011

Cost efficiency and reductions top the priorities list of nearly every financial leader in healthcare. But concentrating on protecting and improving the top line may be a better path to enriching a facility's financial picture.

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Rounds: Performance Improvement for Quality and Bottom-Line Outcomes

By: August 23, 2011

Date: October 26, 2011
About: Attend on-site or participate via live simulcast. Host Denver Health with invited guest Virtua share how to make continuous quality improvement with a focus on bottom-line value part of your institutional culture and process. LINK:

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Intelligence Report: The New Patient Experience Imperative

By: August 23, 2011

22% of healthcare leaders say lack of cultural fit or employee buy-in is their organization’s biggest patient experience stumbling block, according to this HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report. Get the free report with exclusive research and analysis.

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