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Monday, October 4, 2010


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ACEP Calls for Halt to ED Boarding

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, October 4, 2010

Hospital executives must set policies that hasten the flow of admitted patients from the emergency department to inpatient beds, a report from the American College of Emergency Physicians says.

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Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Gets $473M

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, October 4, 2010

Projects to be funded by the Department of Health and Human Services awards will explore the effectiveness of drugs, medical devices, tests, surgeries or ways to deliver healthcare in real world settings.

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Feds Indict 5 in Johns Hopkins ID Theft

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, October 4, 2010

A federal grand jury in Maryland has indicted five Baltimore-area residents on fraud and aggravated identity theft charges in a scheme to use patient data stolen from Johns Hopkins Hospital.

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IHI Issues Guidelines for Managing Clinical Adverse Events

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, October 4, 2010

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement enumerates risks associated with not responding to adverse events in a timely and effective manner, and urges healthcare providers to plan for crises.

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IOM to Launch HIT Study

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, October 4, 2010

The Institute of Medicine will conduct a one-year $989,000 contract study of the potential of health information technology for improving patient safety in healthcare.

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Primary Care Training Programs Receive $17 Million

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, October 4, 2010

The Health Resources and Services Administration has issued $17 million in grants to bolster primary care training programs in communities across the nation. 

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HHS Awards $49 Million to States for HIEs

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, October 4, 2010

The Department of Health and Human Services funding will help 48 states and the District of Columbia implement health insurance exchanges by 2014.

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Healthcare Philanthropy: It's Your Job

By: Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media, October 1, 2010

Charitable giving for nonprofit healthcare institutions plummeted 11% in 2009. Regardless of whether you think healthcare reform legislation is long overdue or a giant boondoggle, it's going to put a dent in your revenues over time, and you need potential donors to understand that. It's time to make philanthropy a strategic imperative.

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