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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

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CMS Accepts Parkland Hospital's Plan for Corrective Action

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, August 24, 2011

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has approved the Dallas safety net hospital's corrective action plan to address what the federal agency calls "immediate jeopardy deficiencies" in infection control and emergency department care.

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Reductions in Blood Infections Shown to Slash Hospital Costs

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, August 24, 2011

Using a hospital safety checklist to reduce deadly bloodstream infections can not only save lives, Johns Hopkins researchers say. It can also deliver a tenfold return on the cost of the program.

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Selecting a Strategy to Stop HAI

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, August 15, 2011

A tale of three urban hospitals, each grappling with nosocomial infection prevention in different ways. It's hard to tell which works best, but all are tackling an issue that is at the center of a national debate.

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How Radio Waves Remedy Patient Bottlenecks

By: Gienna Shaw, for HealthLeaders Media, August 23, 2011

Hospitals are using radio-frequency identification badges to improve patient flow, shorten length of stay, and more.

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3 Obstacles to Higher Education Levels in Nursing

By: Rebecca Hendren, for HealthLeaders Media, August 23, 2011

Evidence shows that patient outcomes improve when nurses have baccalaureate degrees. But most nurses don't have them and increasing the numbers with BSNs is tough. Nurse leaders must get fired up and overcome three things that stand in their way.

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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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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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