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Monday, July 23, 2012


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Hospitals Rarely Report Adverse Events, Says OIG

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, July 23, 2012

An Office of Inspector General report finds that 60% of adverse and temporary events nationally occurred at hospitals in states with reporting systems. But only 12% of the events met state requirements for reporting. And hospitals reported only 1% of the events.

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AHA: Christensen Cautions Hospital Leaders on Costs

By: Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media, July 23, 2012

"If you were suckered into taking a job as a CEO of a hospital, that is a really bad choice, because you have a job that's impossible to do," Harvard Business School professor and author Clayton M. Christensen told attendees, only half-jokingly, at the American Hospital Association Leadership Summit.

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Sequestration Might Be Least Bad Outcome for Healthcare

By: Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media, July 20, 2012

Congress's attempt to impose fiscal discipline on itself through sequestration might be crude, but should it happen next January, healthcare reimbursement might suffer much less than other parts of the federal budget.

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Webcast: 2 Proven Strategies to Reduce Nurse Labor Costs

By: July 6, 2012

Date: July 24, 2012, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET
How do you reduce nurse labor expenses—one of the top expenditures at every hospital—without sacrificing quality of care? Learn how to optimize nurse schedules for maximum cost savings, create a deep float pool, and drastically cut the need for staffing agency nurses. Nurse leaders from St. Francis Hospital and other industry experts provide proven tactics in this customized webcast.

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Webcast: 4 Strategies to Transform Patient Experience

By: July 6, 2012

Date: July 26, 2012, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET
Don't aim for just a good patient experience; Build an exceptional, sustainable patient experience. Get proven strategies from executives at MemorialCare Health System and Fauquier Health and other industry leaders on how to tailor the message for specific departments, improve patient experience beyond the walls of the hospital—even how to sustain a patient experience transformation.

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