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Wednesday, December 4, 2013


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Safety Net Executives Renew Call to Preserve DSH Payments

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, December 4, 2013

Leaders of 250 safety net hospitals protest that the statutory cuts to Medicaid disproportionate share hospital funding—more than $18 billion through 2019—are unjustifiable since about half the states have rejected Medicaid coverage expansion.

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Substance Abuse Resurfaces Among Anesthesiologists in Training

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, December 4, 2013

Nearly 1% of anesthesiology residents showed substance use disorders, including some who died as a result, and nearly half of those caught had a relapse, says a new report. "This is still a big problem within our specialty," says the study author.

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The Most Polarizing Topics in Healthcare IT

By: Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, December 3, 2013

Seven healthcare IT issues that divide IT leaders, users, and patients, including Healthcare.gov, Epic Systems, ICD-10 and SNOWMED CT, and the BYOD trend.

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Why You Should Involve Patients in Nursing Handoffs

By: Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media, December 3, 2013

A new study finds a patient safety measure that nurses and patients alike agree improves care: Involving patients in the handoff process when nurses change shifts.

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

By: August 12, 2013

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By: October 10, 2013

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