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Friday, August 2, 2013


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Physicians Brace for Drug, Device 'Transparency'

By: Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, August 2, 2013

Doctors groups are alerting members to be prepared to respond to public disclosures as pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers begin tracking and reporting their financial interactions with physicians.

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VRE Infection Control Needs Regional Strategy

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, August 2, 2013

Hospitals can't expect to control or prevent outbreaks of infections such as vancomycin-resistant enterococcus without sharing data and coordinating with other regional providers, a Johns Hopkins researcher says.

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Berwick: Zapping Overtreatment, Costs Takes 'Courage'

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, August 1, 2013

The former acting head of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services lauds efforts such as the Choosing Wisely campaign, which aim to reduce medical interventions "for which the risks outweigh the benefits."

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Obesity, a Fledgling Disease, Needs Physician Support

By: Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, August 1, 2013

If physicians don't start having serious dialogues with their overweight patients, the American Medical Association's recent classification of obesity as a disease won't mean much at all.

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Webcast: Reining in Disruptive Docs—Strategies to Manage Risk and Reduce Turnover

By: June 3, 2013

Date: August 27, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

According to a 2011 study, 77% of physicians are concerned about disruptive behavior at their facilities. Join physician management experts from DePaul University and Florida Hospital to learn peer-tested strategies for confronting and resolving disruptive physician behavior.

Register Today

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Intelligence Report: Advancing Clinical Quality from Data to Decisions

By: July 3, 2013

If two-thirds of healthcare leaders claim a "great deal of experience" with clinical quality and patient safety metrics, why are so many having difficulty turning that data into meaningful improvements? This report uncovers the technological and cultural barriers hampering clinical quality improvements and provides practical, proven recommendations to help overcome them.

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