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EHR a Money-Loser for Most Physicians

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, March 5, 2013

Federal meaningful use incentives alone are not adequate to ensure that the vast majority of medical practices don't lose money on electronic health record systems, suggests the author of a study on the cost impact of EHR.

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87% of Physicians Say Quantity of EHR Alerts 'Excessive'

By: Chelsea Rice, for HealthLeaders Media, March 5, 2013

Doctors are missing three in 10 patient test results generated by electronic health record systems, research shows. The problem is a matter not only of volume, but of how alerts are communicated.

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Blood's Shelf Life May Be as Short as 3 Weeks

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, March 5, 2013

Red blood cells stored longer than 21 days are less functional than fresher ones, a small study shows. That's making blood banking organizations such as the Red Cross "really nervous," says the study's author.

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Make Hospital Staff Accountable for Patient Experience

By: Chelsea Rice, for HealthLeaders Media, March 4, 2013

Over time, harried clinical caregivers can become desensitized to the patient experience. It's up to healthcare leaders to get them to do better. "This journey is non-negotiable and it's not optional," says one hospital executive.

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Better Care is the Key to Super-Utilizer Costs

By: René Letourneau, for HealthLeaders Media, March 4, 2013

Super-utilizer patients, also known as frequent fliers, create exorbitant costs for hospitals and health systems yet receive care inadequate to their needs. The failure is in project management rather than clinical delivery, says one physician leader.

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HealthLeaders Media Live from Heartland Health: Performance Improvement Lessons

By: HealthLeaders Media Staff, for HealthLeaders Media, January 4, 2013

Date: March 19, 2013, 12:00-3:00 p.m. ET

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Intelligence Report Premium: Healthcare IT—Tackling Regulatory, Clinical, and Business Needs

By: HealthLeaders Media Staff, for HealthLeaders Media, February 25, 2013

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