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Joint Commission Issues First Palliative Care Certifications

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

Five hospitals are the first in the nation to receive the Joint Commission's advanced certification for palliative care. Others will be named in coming months.

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In Search of the Team Player

By: Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, February 28, 2012

Often seen as self-styled Lone Rangers out to save healthcare with their clinical know-how, physicians must do a better job of overcoming turf wars and ego-driven barriers to improving patient outcomes.

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ACOs, Population Health Management Share a Common Thread

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

How can the healthcare industry, so laden with self-interest, become selfless enough to successfully operate accountable care organizations? The answer may lie in the collaboration that's required for population health management.

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Hospital Includes Parents in Hiring Process

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

Nemours is tapping into the wisdom and experience of a dozen or so parents of chronically ill children. As part of an advisory board, they help vet leadership candidates to gauge their commitment to the patient-and-family-centered mission.

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Impact Analysis Report—The Next Phase of Cost Control

By: January 6, 2012

This third report in a series of four from the inaugural HealthLeaders Media CFO Exchange provides insight on cost containment from leaders at Banner Health, Wellmont Health System, Parkland Health & Hospital System, Floyd Memorial Hospital & Health Services, and Trinity Regional Health System. Eighteen percent cite "no culture of being cost-conscious" as their greatest organizational challenge to cost reduction.

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Rounds: Creating a High-Performance Emergency Department

By: February 7, 2012

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