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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

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Leapfrog Issues Hospital Safety Report Cards

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, June 6, 2012

To identify which hospitals are the most and least likely to cause avoidable patient harm, The Leapfrog Group is generating report cards with letter grades—"one score that any consumer can understand before they walk into the door of a hospital."  But the American Hospital Association calls many of the measures used by Leapfrog to evaluate safety "flawed."

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Hospitals Find Solutions for the No-Pay Self-Pay Patient

By: Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media, June 6, 2012

Efforts to help uninsured patients achieve healthcare coverage can be uneven, leaving medical providers and patients clamoring for solutions to a complex bureaucracy that stymies their abilities to access reimbursement.

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Nurses, Hospitals Win with Transition Programs

By: Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media, June 5, 2012

Transition-to-practice programs help nurses find jobs and help hospitals hire skilled, dedicated RNs qualified in advance patient care.

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For Healthcare, Windows Picks a Bad Time for a Facelift

By: Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, June 5, 2012

Microsoft will soon release a radical rethink of Windows. It's terrible timing in a period when so many healthcare providers will be struggling to complete their first year of Meaningful Use implementation.

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Rounds: Excellence in Cardiac Care—Elements of Success from The Mount Sinai Medical Center

By: May 25, 2012

Date: July 18, 12:00–3:00 p.m. ET
How do you balance the latest in advanced cardiovascular treatment with market growth? Join HealthLeaders Media and the cardiovascular team at The Mount Sinai Medical Center to learn how Sinai has reinvented one of the top cardiovascular enterprises in the country, and has climbed up the national rankings dramatically in the past five years. 

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LIVE Webcast: Medical Home—Prime Your Organization for Launch

By: May 25, 2012

Date: June 15, 2012 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET
Is establishing a medical home the right fit for your organization? Move beyond the buzz and learn from experts about the realities of assessing readiness and preparing for medical homes, including physician buy-in and reimbursement structure. Get the strategies you need in a customized webcast with a Q&A, an online forum, a takeaway presentation, and 60-day post-event on-demand access.

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