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Increased MICU Staffing Saves Lives

By: December 2, 2010

Patient mortality can be decreased by reorganization and investment in greater staffing within medical intensive care units, research published in Critical Care Medicine shows.

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Increased MICU Staffing Saves Lives

By: December 2, 2010

Patient mortality can be decreased by reorganization and investment in greater staffing within medical intensive care units, research published in Critical Care Medicine shows.

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RAC-Withdrawn Reviews, Explained

By: James Carroll, for HealthLeaders Media, December 3, 2010

Claims are increasingly being closed by recovery audit contractors for reasons beyond the understanding of many providers. But an experienced RAC coordinator says there are several "perfectly logical" reasons for requests to be rescinded.

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How Physician Employees Affect Leadership Dynamics

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, November 15, 2010

The physician employee becoming a prevalent and often desirable compensation model in many hospitals across the country. The trend provides an excellent opportunity for a hospital's senior executives and clinical leaders to build trust and cooperation as they work together on recruitment.

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What Disney Can Teach Hospitals About Patient-Centered Care

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, December 2, 2010

Hospitals are learning how to enhance the patient experience from the creative minds behind the "happiest place on earth" and other customer- and experience-focused enterprises.

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Physicians Harbor Outrage, Survey Shows

By: Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, December 2, 2010

Doctors are roiling with frustration over healthcare reform, tort reform, Medicare reimbursements, and a pressing need for more primary care, among other issues, a Physician Foundation survey finds.

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EMR Implementation: How Do You Stack Up Against Your Peers?

By: Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media, December 2, 2010

By now, we're past the point of arguing whether introducing complex technology into the healthcare continuum is a good idea.

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HealthLeaders Media Rounds: Building Accountable Care Organizations

By: October 26, 2010

Hospitals and physicians are working hurriedly to build systems of care that reward quality, outcomes, and high-value care—the ingredients of the accountable care organization. Innovative healthcare leaders like Carilion Clinic and Norton Healthcare are getting ready now for the future of healthcare system delivery. Join us on Dec. 9 from Carilion Clinic and share the lessons these leaders have learned. http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/rounds/

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Webcast: Tactics to Measure Financial ROI for Marketing Efforts

By: November 30, 2010

Proving marketing ROI is both critical to do, yet often hard to do. In this economic and competitive environment, the stakes are high—you need to show the efficacy of your marketing dollars through a commitment to measuring your efforts beyond brand awareness. Join HealthLeaders Media on December 13 for this 90-minute Webcast and Q&A to get specific how-to's on demonstrable marketing efficacy with case studies from Chester County Hospital and Fairview Health Services. http://www.hcmarketplace.com/prod.cfm?id=9248&s=EZINEADH&e_topic=WS_HLM2

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