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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

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Leapfrog Releases Another Hospital Safety Report Card

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

The latest round of scores that measure rates of errors and infections, indicators of safe practices, shows an increase in the number of hospitals that earned the lowest-score. Leapfrog's CEO Leah Binder calls that "a troubling trend."

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Healthcare Job Growth Continues at Tepid Pace

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

Despite the lukewarm climate, so far, healthcare job growth figures have yet to reflect any slowing demand for physicians, clinicians, and executives. Merritt Hawkins saw its physician and advanced practice recruiting assignments increase by 14% from 2012 to 2013.

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Structured Data Leads to Better Analysis, Outcomes

By: Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, October 22, 2013

Software that can create structured tables of data from clinicians' notes and then incorporate them into any standard electronic medical record, is easing concerns that structured EHRs are killing the clinical narrative.

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'CSI' Program Empowers Nurses to Improve Quality Metrics

By: Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media, October 22, 2013

The best ideas for improving patient care are not coming from the C-suite, says the chief nurse executive of North Shore-LIJ Health System. The best ideas, she says, are "coming from front-line staff."

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By: September 17, 2013

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New Patient Experience Collection—a 66% Discount!

By: October 10, 2013

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Webcast: The New Patient Experience Model—Strategies to Leverage the Patient Perspective

By: July 31, 2013

Date: November 5, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Marketing leaders from Covenant Health and Studer Group will help healthcare executives understand the importance of creating a patient-centered culture, share actionable examples of experience improvement techniques, and demonstrate how marketing can promote and sustain the hospital's patient experience strategy.

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