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Healthcare Workforce Planning Techniques Lagging

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, October 26, 2011

Projecting future healthcare workforce demand is a backward-looking process that doesn't account for new technologies and other changes that greatly impact labor forecasts, according to a bipartisan group study. But improving the process could prove nettlesome.

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MGMA: Patient Safety Checklists Cut Costs at Physician Practices

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, October 26, 2011

Physician groups looking to make their practices more efficient should develop patient safety lists for dealing with both emergent events and routine activities, says a practice management expert at the annual Medical Group Management Association conference.

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6 Steps to Creating a Connected Health Program

By: Gienna Shaw, for HealthLeaders Media, October 26, 2011

A successful connected health program between patients and healthcare organizations involves a lot of preparation. In fact, the planning begins well before even the pilot program. Here are six steps from Partners Healthcare's Center for Connected Health.

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Engage Nurses to Raise Your Patient Safety Scores

By: Rebecca Hendren, for HealthLeaders Media, October 25, 2011

All members of the nursing staff need to feel directly responsible for patient safety. Quality improvement becomes one more meaningless directive from "above" unless nurses feel engaged in the process, involved in the plans, and accountable for the results.

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Love of Health Tech Doesn't Have to be (Double) Blind

By: Gienna Shaw, for HealthLeaders Media, October 25, 2011

 In so many ways, so many kinds of health information technology make perfect logical sense. Making patient medical records easily accessible in electronic format, for example, is a no-brainer. But try proving it.

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Rounds: The Business and Clinical Path to Medical Home

By: October 6, 2011

Date: November 11, 2011
About: Attend on-site or
participate via live simulcast. Live from host St. Joseph Health System—reaching the vision of patient–centered medical home requires strong links between hospital and physician to achieve best patient outcomes. Join us for the dialogue in a special, complimentary Rounds, sponsored by RelayHealth.

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Webcast: Battle-Tested Tactics for Key Internal Marketing Initiatives

By: October 11, 2011

Date: November 8, 2011
About: In this 90-minute Webcast, benefit from lessons learned from Catholic Health Initiatives’ communication campaign for EHR implementation, and learn what your service lines can mean for marketing opportunities.

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