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Tuesday, March 4, 2014


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Hospitals Adapting Amid Continued Drug Shortages

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, March 4, 2014

While new drug shortages impacting patient care have lessened, the supply chain remains vulnerable to drug shortage 'spikes', says an executive from the group purchasing organization, Premier.

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AHRQ: Surgical Admissions Bring 48% of Hospital Revenue

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, March 4, 2014

Although 29% of all U.S. hospitalizations in 2011 included a surgical procedure, hospitalizations that involved surgery accounted for nearly half of all hospital costs, says a report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

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How HR Can Be the Healthcare C-Suite's Secret Weapon

By: Lena J. Weiner, for HealthLeaders Media, March 3, 2014

HR is traditionally not considered a source of strategic organizational power, but HR teams within hospitals and healthcare systems are uniquely equipped to lead healthcare organizations through this unprecedented time of transition.

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Independent Provider's 'Strength' Strategy Keeps Options Open

By: Rene Letourneau, for HealthLeaders Media, March 3, 2014

By strategically investing in EHR, creating a financial plan around taking risk, and establishing both a physician leadership institute and a business unit for innovation, an independent Pennsylvania health system shores up its finances for whatever the future may hold.

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Webcast: Patient Experience & HCAHPS—Optimizing Touch Points and Training Internal Champions

By: February 10, 2014

Date: April 24, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Leaders from CHS and Baird Group share marketing strategies for communicating patient experience imperatives and developing programs to reinforce them.

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HealthLeaders Media LIVE from Geisinger: Care Coordination & Population Health

By: January 20, 2014

Date: March 27, 2014 | 12:00–3:00PM ET

Find out how the leaders of Geisinger Health System drove down costs in the care continuum by leveraging the power of their ProvenHealth Navigator model, a system that combines evidence-based best practices, electronic health records, and quality and accountability metrics to standardize care processes.

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