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Wednesday, March 7, 2012


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Most C. Diff Infections Start in Healthcare Facilities

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, March 7, 2012

Half of hospitalized patients treated for Clostridium difficile present already infected, and most cases are seen in patients with recent exposure to medical facilities such as outpatient surgery clinics and doctors' offices, a federal study shows.

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House Committee Votes to Repeal IPAB

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, March 7, 2012

The Independent Payment and Advisory Board has been the subject of numerous House committee meetings. Objections to it include the power of the unelected board, rationing, and access to healthcare.

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Nursing Borrows a Trick from Manufacturing

By: Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media, March 6, 2012

As part of an effort to improve patient safety, a nurse leader explains techniques for 'stopping the line' in a way that is non-threatening to peers and physicians.

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Just Enough Technology Should Be Your Goal

By: Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, March 6, 2012

IT can solve some of healthcare's problems, but it can also slow things down. Healthcare IT leaders must understand technology, deeply, to make best use of it—and to make hard choices in rejecting some systems and uses.

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Rounds: Creating a High-Performance Emergency Department

By: February 7, 2012

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NEW: Industry Survey 2012

By: February 14, 2012

Our fourth-annual Industry Survey features a new CEO report, an overall cross-sector report, and individual reports targeting Senior Leaders, Finance, Physicians, Nurses, Community & Rural Hospitals, and Service Lines. Take the pulse of the industry; download the reports now.

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