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Wednesday, September 7, 2011


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Half of Internal Medicine Residents Report Burnout

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, September 7, 2011

Despite limitations placed on the number of hours medical residents spend working, more than half of internists in training exhibit signs of burnout and suboptimal quality of life, according to a large study of workforce stress from the Mayo Clinic.

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Patient Safety a Catalyst for Tighter Infection Controls

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, September 7, 2011

A study finds better compliance with hand hygiene when hospital signage encourages healthcare professionals to consider the health and safety of their patients, rather than themselves.

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CA Medical Biller to Pay $4.6M to Settle Fraud Allegations

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, September 7, 2011

Janzen, Johnston & Rockwell Emergency Medicine Management Services has agreed to pay the federal government to settle fraud allegations stemming from overcharges at the company's Medicare and Medicaid operations, the Department of Justice says.

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10 Ways to Help Nurses Improve Patient Satisfaction

By: Rebecca Hendren, for HealthLeaders Media, September 6, 2011

Nurses can make or break the patient experience. So why do we make it so hard for them to have positive interactions with patients? Here are 10 changes to nurse procedures and working conditions that would improve patient experience.

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Tech That Powers Quality Standards

By: Gienna Shaw, for HealthLeaders Media, September 6, 2011

Diabetes patients treated by physicians using electronic health records fared much better than those whose docs use paper records. The numbers are impressive. But are they good enough?

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Webcast: Quantify & Cultivate Patient Engagement

By: August 10, 2011

Date: September 22, 2011
About: More than just a buzzword, patient experience has become the quintessential objective in our healthcare climate. Fortunately, the thriving world of social media offers proven pathways to not only create patient engagement, but actually build community around your organization. Learn how Emory University Orthopaedics and Spine Hospital consistently scores above the 90th percentile in patient satisfaction using social media tools and metrics.
LINK: http://www.hcmarketplace.com/prod.cfm?id=9670&s=EZINEADH&e_topic=WS_HLM2

 

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Webcast: Slash Your Readmission Rates

By: August 10, 2011

Date: September 16, 2011
About: With 20% of Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries discharged from a hospital readmitted within 30 days, Baylor Heart and Vascular Center in Dallas, which boasts one of the lowest readmission rates nationwide (17.3%), and Our Lady of Resurrection Medical Center in Chicago, which cut its readmission rate from the nation’s second-highest (32.4%) to 15%, share strategies to help you reduce your readmission rates.
LINK: http://www.hcmarketplace.com/prod.cfm?id=9615&s=EZINEADH&e_topic=WS_HLM2

 

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