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Friday, October 4, 2013


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Healthcare Providers Face Tougher HIPAA Rules

By: Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, October 4, 2013

More stringent privacy regulations now in effect mean hospitals and medical practices can expect random audits, higher fines, and a surge in formal complaints from patients who ask for, but do not receive their medical records in a timely fashion.

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Patient Gripes Poor Indicators of Quality Care

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

Hospitals that have the best survival outcomes are not doing the best job in the area of patient satisfaction, says a healthcare economist . Better indicators of quality are the number of beds and patient volume.

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Physician Retreats Bust 'Conspiracy of Silence'

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

A group of Florida physicians opts to skip the golf course and instead, climbs an 11,000-foot mountain range to get away from healthcare. In the process, the doctors learn to work together and hone their leadership skills "under a carpet of stars."

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Toxic Hospital Practices May Fuel Readmissions

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

In the process of giving life-saving therapies, healthcare providers are often unaware that the dehydration, malnutrition, deconditioning, and information overload that happen during hospital stays may have long-term consequences to the cognitive function of vulnerable patients.

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By: September 17, 2013

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HealthLeaders Media LIVE From Beaumont Health System: Cardiovascular Services Leadership

By: August 5, 2013

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Intelligence Report: Advancing Clinical Quality from Data to Decisions

By: July 3, 2013

If two-thirds of healthcare leaders claim a "great deal of experience" with clinical quality and patient safety metrics, why are so many having difficulty turning that data into meaningful improvements? This report uncovers the technological and cultural barriers hampering clinical quality improvements and provides practical, proven recommendations to help overcome them.

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