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Wednesday, July 25, 2012


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30-Day Readmission, Mortality Rates Updated

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, July 25, 2012

A major update to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Hospital Compare website refreshes data for 30-day readmission and mortality rates.

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Clinical Data Requires Nimble Navigation

By: Michael Zeis, for HealthLeaders Media, July 25, 2012

Within a year, the number of EHR users who are also using analytics will double. "It is a critical next step that organizations are moving to analytics, not just technology," says one health system CEO. "The value added from data is going to drive quality," says the CMO of another.

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Inside an Award-winning ED's Nursing Department

By: Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media, July 24, 2012

The continuous quest for improvement is part of the culture at Boston Children's Hospital, and it's part of the reason that the hospital's ED was one of eight winners of the Emergency Nurses Association's second annual Lantern Awards.

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A Call for Intuitive EMRs

By: Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, July 24, 2012

"EMR 2.0" needs to know how to adapt to clinical workflows without an IT army making changes to the code. At the current pace of development, it will take a miracle for electronic medical records software to meet health systems' meaningful use deadlines.

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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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Rounds: A Comprehensive Women's Health Service Line—Lessons from North Shore-LIJ

By: July 12, 2012

Date: August 9, 2012, 12:00–3:00 p.m. ET
Register for A Comprehensive Women's Health Service Line: Lessons From North Shore-LIJ and in three hours learn direct from the founders of the Katz Institute for Women's Health how to position your women's health programs to meet evolving physician and patient demands. Move beyond OBGYN and learn to plan, build and operate a women’s health center of excellence.

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