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Medical Error Cost Calculator Riles AHA

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, July 26, 2013

An online tool from the Leapfrog Group which determines the "hidden surcharge" or costs of a hospital's medical errors employs a methodology that is "seriously flawed," says the American Hospital Association.

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IOM Rejects Geography-Based Value Index for Medicare

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, July 26, 2013

"Geographies don't make decisions. Providers and provider organizations do," says a member of the Institute of Medicine Committee. The focus should instead be upon incentives designed to hold providers accountable for quality outcomes, the committee urges.

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Physicians on Treadmills Diagnose with Accuracy, Says Mayo Doc

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, July 25, 2013

"All businesses with sedentary workers should allow employees to use" treadmill desks, says a former Mayo Clinic CEO and enthusiastic advocate for walking while working. Healthcare providers are no exception.

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Federal Regulator, Meet Dr. Regulated

By: Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, July 25, 2013

Perhaps it's time for federal regulators to examine themselves, because it certainly appears there's too much oversight that inhibits physicians from doing their jobs, and too little to ensure that they do their jobs right.

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Intelligence Report: ED Solutions—Preparing for Increased Volume and Decreased Margins

By: June 18, 2013

61% of healthcare leaders now report overcrowded conditions in their ED—and with them, major concerns about patient safety. With the shortage of PCPs expected to continue driving ED visits up, you need proven solutions. This report explores the strategies leading providers are employing, such as collaboration and efficiency measures, to improve ED throughput even as margins decline.

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Roundtable: Building a Leadership Culture

By: July 2, 2013

What attributes make for an effective leadership culture at healthcare organizations? Four executives recently gathered with HealthLeaders Media for an in-depth, three-hour conversation on leadership, organizational culture, and the difficult environment for decision-making.

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