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When Medical Errors Happen, Executives Shouldn't Hide

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, November 2, 2011

When tragic medical mistakes harm patients, defensive attitudes and behavior can make litigation more likely and prolonged, and can add more anxiety and suffering to the affected patients and their families, says an Institute for Healthcare Improvement report.

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CMS Pushed to Improve Reporting on Adverse Events

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, November 2, 2011

The Office of Inspector General criticizes regional offices of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for failing to notify accreditation agencies, such as the Joint Commission, in two-thirds of cases involving serious adverse events at hospitals, including immediate jeopardy citations.

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GPOs Back Obama Order on Drug Shortages

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, November 2, 2011

The American Hospital Association and two hospital group purchasing organizations say they support President Barack Obama's executive order to reduce the nation's prescription drug shortage.

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Get Out of IT, Get into Healthcare IT

By: Gienna Shaw, for HealthLeaders Media, November 1, 2011

"So, what do you do for a living?" How healthcare IT professionals answer that classic cocktail party question can make a difference in how happy they are. It also impacts other areas that are important to any organization, but critical in healthcare, from patient experience and customer loyalty, to quality of care to long-term sustainable growth.

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Nurses Urged to Examine Their Changing Role

By: Rebecca Hendren, for HealthLeaders Media, November 1, 2011

At the Nursing Management Congress in Las Vegas, attendees are urged to focus on what's most important in the changing face of care delivery. Nurse leaders must identify the parts of the job nurses do that have value—and the parts that don't belong in the role.

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Winning With Value-Based Purchasing

By: October 31, 2011

Date: November 17, 2011
About: Value-based purchasing (VBP) brings real financial implications in the amount of CMS payment at risk, quality penalties, and the investments required to avoid those penalties. The stability of your future finances depends on your ability to successfully implement VBP. Join us for a 60-minute audio conference with VBP experts from Aurora Health Care and Premier.

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Webcast: Battle-Tested Tactics for Key Internal Marketing Initiatives

By: October 11, 2011

Date: November 8, 2011
About: In this 90-minute Webcast, benefit from lessons learned from Catholic Health Initiatives’ communication campaign for EHR implementation, and learn what your service lines can mean for marketing opportunities.

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