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ICU Delirium Linked to Post-Discharge Cognitive Decline

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, October 3, 2013

Researchers have quantified the frequency of cognitive deterioration in former hospital ICU patients, and say it "may be a growing public health problem."

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Nurse Practitioners Love Their Jobs, For Now

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, October 3, 2013

Unlike physicians and RNs, nurse practitioners report remarkably high levels of job satisfaction thanks to a rise in opportunities to practice independently, and confidence that their earning power will increase.

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HIX Are a Marathon, Not a Sprint

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, October 2, 2013

The impact of health insurance exchanges will take months and years to assess. December 15, not October 1, is the big date; young invincibles aren't essential yet; and it will be 2015 before the viability of HIX is known.

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How One Rural Hospital Prevents Patient Falls

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, October 2, 2013

A small Illinois hospital comes up with a remarkably simple, inexpensive, and effective strategy to guard against falls and wins an award in the process.

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Tell Execs About Social Media Outcomes, Not Process

By: Jacqueline Fellows, for HealthLeaders Media, October 2, 2013

Instead of trying to teach senior healthcare executives marketing lingo in order to get them to understand the complexities of social media's ROI, a marketing expert suggests communicating with executives about outcomes rather than process.

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Webcast: Orthopedics Service Line Success—Physician Engagement, Efficiency, and Quality

By: August 12, 2013

Date: October 16, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Join orthopedic leaders as they offer evidence-based strategies for improving orthopedic efficiency, quality, and performance while also increasing collaboration, cost savings, and market share within the service line.

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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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