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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

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IOM Calls for National Quality Measures for Pediatric Healthcare

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, April 27, 2011

While numerous independent databases track quality of care and health status for children and adolescents, a unified national system is lacking, a report by the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council states.

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FDA Urged to Ban Medical Use of Latex Gloves

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, April 27, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration's failure to ban the use of cornstarch-powdered latex gloves in healthcare settings endangers the public health, an advocacy group asserts.

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Despite ACA, Out-of-Pocket Medical Costs Lurk

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, April 27, 2011

Ninety percent of families living above the poverty level will be able to afford health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, a Commonwealth Fund report shows. Families with high out-of-pocket medical costs, however may continue to struggle financially.

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Miami Medicare Scammers Sentenced

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, April 27, 2011

Three Miami-area medical professionals have been ordered to prison for their roles in a $23 million Medicare fraud scheme, the U.S. Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services have announced.

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Dear EMR: Greetings from Paris, Wish You Were Here

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

An overseas accident and a language barrier illustrate how much better emergency care could be if all doctors had access to patients' electronic medical records.

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How Google Can Help Nurse Managers

By: Rebecca Hendren, for HealthLeaders Media, April 26, 2011

Google's mission to build a better boss churns up data suggesting that the best nurse managers aren't the ones with the most technical or clinical expertise. The best may be those who are accessible to employees.

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Rounds: Patient-Centered Accountable Care

By: April 4, 2011

Patient-centered healthcare IS accountable care— accountable for quality, for value, and for patient satisfaction. Join us on April 27 live from Griffin Hospital and Planetree, recognized pioneers in patient-centered care, with more actionable strategies from invited thought leaders at Sharp Memorial and the Maine Patient-Centered Medical Home Pilot.

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Rounds: Neurological Service Line Growth: Telestroke & Brain Tumor Innovations

By: April 5, 2011

Neurological service line success is all about managing the collision of technology, research, and care coordination. Get strategies for managing the collision on May 18, live from Barrow Neurological Institute with invited thought leaders from St. John Providence Health System and St. Luke Hospital.

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Webcast: Achieving Ambulatory Surgery Center Success in the Reform Era

By: April 14, 2011

Reform, reimbursement, and reintegration—a triple threat to ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) or new opportunities for ROI? Join HealthLeaders Media for a 90-minute Webcast, including Q&A, to learn how to increase the financial return of ASC operations from leaders with proven ambulatory care ROI.

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