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Thursday, October 31, 2013


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Joint Commission Announces 'Top Performers'

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, October 31, 2013

One in three hospitals eligible for The Joint Commission's 'top performer' status has provided an evidence-based care practice 95% of the time for patients with certain conditions.

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Should You Keep Sales Reps Out of the OR?

By: Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, October 31, 2013

The non-profit ECRI Institute suggests that "hospitals should be diligent about the presence of anyone who isn't a staff member in the OR because of potential risk management concerns."

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14 Medicare Advantage Plans Earn 5 Stars

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, October 30, 2013

Among the significant perks of being a five-star plan is the ability of payers to enroll members throughout the year rather than only during the seven-week Medicare open enrollment period.

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Revving Patient Experience May Require a Cultural Transformation

By: Jacqueline Fellows, for HealthLeaders Media, October 30, 2013

Healthcare organizations that have fully committed to improving patient experience share the common belief that developing a patient-centered culture is key to their success.

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News Roundup: More Docs in the Pipeline

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, October 30, 2013

In the news: Enrollment in medical schools has hit record levels. Not-for-profit small hospitals' median financial ratios were mixed in 2012, and research finds that older cancer survivors in rural areas are more likely to forgo medical care for financial reasons than their counterparts in urban areas.

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Webcast: Telemedicine—A Strategic Tool to Grow Revenue and Drive Efficiency

By: September 23, 2013

Date: November 19, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Learn how specialists and specialty services are reaching outside hospital and clinic walls to engage patients via the Internet, and how telemedicine innovators are overcoming challenges such as billing, scheduling and contractual agreements. Telemedicine pioneers share strategies proven to bridge access gaps, improve patient experience, and streamline care through new mobile technologies.

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Intelligence Report: Patient Experience Beyond HCAHPS—Care Coordination and Cultural Transformation

By: August 12, 2013

This report uncovers the management and cultural changes necessary to achieve consistently superior patient experience. It features original research and analysis from top healthcare executives and clinical leaders. Gain key insights, such as: 71% of healthcare leaders will focus on care coordination to improve patient experience.

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