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Thursday, April 28, 2011


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Low Health Literacy Linked to Mortality in CHF Patients

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, April 28, 2011

Asking congestive heart failure patients three simple questions designed to assess health literacy levels can identify patients who need help understanding and following instructions for medication regimens, study shows.

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Physician Groups Update E-Prescribing Guidelines

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, April 28, 2011

Five national healthcare organizations have jointly issued an updated "how-to" guide for healthcare professionals transitioning from paper to e-prescribing systems. The changes reflect the federal government's push for electronic medical record adoption.

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Checklist Assesses Hospital Social Media Policies

By: Dom Nicastro, for HealthLeaders Media, April 28, 2011

Media accounts of social media gaffes should create awareness, but not fear among healthcare organizations. Experts recommend having a strong social media policy and checklist to guide leaders.

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5 Ways to Energize Your Patient Experience Strategy

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

Every hospital leader wants to boost patient experience performance scores, and with federal payments soon to be tied to performance, motivation is accelerating. An expert looks beyond amenities and shares strategic tips for elevating the patient experience.

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Big Marketing on a Small Budget

By: Anna Webster, for HealthLeaders Media, April 27, 2011

In order for healthcare marketers to be credible, they need to be able to prove the worth of their efforts. Learn how one health system measured a marketing campaign that brought in 30 new cases and a 131% return on investment.

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ACS Website Aims to Unite Rural Surgeons

By: Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media, April 27, 2011

With hundreds of miles sometimes separating rural surgeons, an online community from the American College of Surgeons aims to connect them via interactive discussions on patient cases and online events and educational opportunities.

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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. http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/rounds/

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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. http://www.hcmarketplace.com/prod.cfm?id=9585&s=EZINEADH&e_topic=WS_HLM2

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Webcast: Ratchet Up Physician Referrals: Proven Methods & Measures

By: April 14, 2011

At the heart of successful physician referral programs are relationships that result in buy-in, engagement, and alignment. How do you build those? And, how do you use data to prove your program's success to the C-suite? Join HealthLeaders Media for this 90-minute Webcast, including Q&A and case studies, for lessons and insights from marketing leaders with successful referral programs. http://www.hcmarketplace.com/prod.cfm?id=9509&s=EZINEADH&e_topic=WS_HLM2

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