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Friday, January 4, 2013

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Drop in Central-Line Infection Rates Linked to Disinfection Caps

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

Using a tiny alcohol-impregnated cap on central line hubs has been shown to reduce bloodstream infections by half, a study conducted at three Illinois hospitals finds.

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HL20: Linda Aiken, PhD, RN—Advocate for Healthcare Quality and Nursing

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

In our annual HealthLeaders 20 feature, we profile individuals who are changing healthcare for the better. This is the story of Linda Aiken, PhD, RN, arguably the most well-known investigator of how nursing workforce issues affect hospital quality and outcomes, specifically inpatient mortality and nursing shortages.

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Transfer Centers Spell Relief for Rural Docs

By: Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, January 3, 2013

Physicians in rural areas are using transfer facilities to channel patients from primary care offices, clinics, and community hospital emergency departments to acute-care settings better equipped to meet their needs.

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Best Quality Columns of 2012 from A to Z

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

Let's revisit some of the most-read columns in this space over the last year, including the results of a natural disaster on a New York hospital and the long, sad trail of man-made destruction left by a serial infector.

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Rounds: Clinical Integration at Scott & White

By: HealthLeaders Media Staff, for HealthLeaders Media, November 5, 2012

Date: January 8, 2013, 12:00–3:00 p.m. ET

Scott & White physician leaders share how they created an extensive physician and executive leadership development program to bring clinical and business leadership skills together. Register to attend this three-hour virtual seminar with interactive Q&A on Scott & White's physician-led delivery model.

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Webcast: Optimize the Nurse Skill Set—Lower Labor Costs and Raise Quality

By: December 3, 2012

Date: January 24, 2013, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

As the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services develops new programs and tools as a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, healthcare providers must focus on the care continuum model. Join Glide Health Services and Huron Healthcare as they share their tools for managing nurse labor costs.

Register Today

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