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In Transfusion, More Blood Means More Risk, Higher Cost

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, April 30, 2012

Variations in transfusion thresholds mean that many surgeons put patients in harm's way by transfusing more blood than necessary for good outcomes, raising risk and costs, researchers say.

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Automation and the Healthcare Cost Curve

By: Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media, April 30, 2012

Why is healthcare historically a slow adopter of potentially labor-saving, and thus cost-saving, techniques and technology? Lack of urgency is one reason, but with margins under increasing threat, that thinking may be changing.

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What Physician Practice Ownership Really Means

By: Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media, April 27, 2012

Financial incentives are finally forcing hospitals and physicians to work more closely than ever. In many cases, that means the hospital or health system buys the practice. But physician practice autonomy is still possible. It just requires a different kind of ownership.

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Webcast: Lower Costs, Boost Productivity in Your Emergency Department

By: April 2, 2012

Date: April 30, 2012
About: Increase emergency department throughput with proven cost-reduction and efficiency improvement strategies from three ED leaders at BestPractices, Ochsner Medical Center, and Banner Estrella Medical Center. This customizable webcast allows you to pre-submit speaker questions to guide the discussion and ensure you get the answers your organization needs.

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Rounds: 4 Steps to Lasting Clinical Excellence from Henry Ford Health System

By: April 12, 2012

Date: May 1, 2012
About: Join HealthLeaders Media and host Henry Ford Health System for a live and simulcast three-hour leadership event and learn new fundamentals for patient safety, readmissions, integration, and process improvement. Access our FREE event case study now, then register for the event to receive exclusive content.

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