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Thursday, March 28, 2013

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AHA Objects to New Patient Experience Surveys

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, March 28, 2013

Plans by CMS to introduce surveys about hospital outpatient surgical departments and ambulatory surgical centers would be burdensome and expensive for hospital administrators, the American Hospital Association contends.

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After an Adverse Event, Staff Needs Support

By: Tami Swartz, March 28, 2013

Evidence suggests the second victims of a medical error or adverse event—the healthcare providers—may contribute to further patient safety problems if not given the correct support.

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Blue Cross Merger Decision Expected Soon in MT

By: Jacqueline Fellows, for HealthLeaders Media, March 27, 2013

The long road to approving a deal under which Health Care Service Corporation would purchase Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana is due, in part, to a state law which is meant to protect consumers if a nonprofit health plan converts to one that is for-profit.

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'Choose Wisely' to Shrink Healthcare Costs

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, March 27, 2013

It won't be easy, but healthcare leaders must work to engage patients, to persuade them to change their behaviors and expectations and to help them become advocates for their own health.

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Unified Branding is Tougher Than You Think

By: Marianne Aiello, for HealthLeaders Media, March 27, 2013

Creating a cohesive, integrated brand across multiple service lines is a particularly difficult for hospitals and health systems, which often must conform to changes resulting from of a merger or partnership.

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Webcast: Develop an Innovative and Integrated Palliative Care Program

By: HealthLeaders Media Staff, for HealthLeaders Media, March 19, 2013

Date: Date: April 23, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Join experts from Sutter Health and Saint Agnes Medical Center and learn new tools and strategies for developing a multidisciplinary palliative care program.

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HealthLeaders Media Live From Dean Clinic: Primary Care Redesign

By: HealthLeaders Media Staff, for HealthLeaders Media, March 27, 2013

Date: May 21, 2013, 12:00—3:00 p.m.

Dean Clinic outlines primary care redesign, shifting from a patient-centered medical home to a team-based care model via Lean processes to improve quality and reduce costs.

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Download free case study

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