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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

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Diagnostic Errors Found in 1 of 4 ICU Patient Deaths

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, August 28, 2012

Medical conditions most commonly missed by critical care teams include aspergillosis, pulmonary embolism, heart attack, and pneumonia, say researchers at Johns Hopkins University who examined studies of autopsy reports.

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Gainsharing, Shared Savings Examined

By: Karen Minich-Pourshadi, for HealthLeaders Media, August 28, 2012

While gainsharing is viewed with some apprehension among healthcare leaders, shared savings programs are embraced. Both financial approaches pursue the same goals, but each packs unique legal and structural challenges.

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Get Ready for Shift from Patient to Healthcare Consumer

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, August 27, 2012

The rise of the high-deductible health insurance plan and other economic forces are increasingly turning patients into healthcare consumers. Common sense says this move will reduce utilization as healthcare consumers rethink elective care or shop around for the best deal.

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5 Healthcare Uncertainties Made Clearer

By: Karen Minich-Pourshadi, for HealthLeaders Media, August 27, 2012

Healthcare business and finance discussions have centered on one thing lately: uncertainty. Now is a good time to catch up on how the industry's most vexing issues have progressed over what has been a busy summer from the halls of the Supreme Court to the physician group next door.

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Webcast: Reboot for ICD-10—Lessons from UnitedHealth Group & North Shore-LIJ

By: August 24, 2012

Date: Oct. 22, 2012, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

The transition to ICD-10 code set is expected to be one of the most substantial changes in medical coding history and providers and payers need to start preparing to be ready. Learn the tools direct from UnitedHealth Group & North Shore-LIJ to assess your organization's existing structure to easily determine the steps for transition and move forward with timely compliance and prioritize initiatives that deliver the best value, while meeting risk and cost constraints.

Register Today

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Rounds: Sustainable Patient-Centered Excellence—Lessons From Sharp HealthCare

By: July 30, 2012

Date: September 5, 2012, 9:00–12:00 p.m. PT

Sharp HealthCare leaders reveal the secrets that have enabled them to turn their patient-centered care initiative into a sustainable program that's ingrained in the culture, improves outcomes, and grows stronger over time. By combining their Sharp Experience performance improvement initiative with the Planetree Patient-Centered Care Model, they have built an organization of sustainable patient-centered excellence like no other.

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