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Friday, February 8, 2013

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Some Flu Patients May Pose Greater Risk to Healthcare Providers

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, February 8, 2013

One in five flu patients exhales so much more of the airborne virus than others, that researchers are asking whether these "super emitters" pose higher likelihood of transmitting  the virus to those around them.

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Hospital Chiefs: Cut Costs with Care

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, February 8, 2013

One in five hospital CEOs needs to pull 11% or more out of his or her operating budget. Deep cuts may be necessary, but they must be made carefully to avoid harm to quality care and staff morale, leaders say.

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Cancer Misdiagnoses Surprisingly Common

By: Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, February 7, 2013

Asked to estimate how often a misdiagnosis or incomplete characterization occurs in oncology, physicians vastly underestimated the actual numbers. "There's no feedback loop around this issue," says one observer familiar with the data.

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Antimicrobial Trumps Soap and Water in the ICU

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, February 7, 2013

It costs more, but a regimen of cleaning ICU patients with a chlorhexidine solution has been shown to fight multiple drug-resistant organisms such as MRSA more effectively than soap and water.

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Webcast: Recruiting and Retaining Physicians for the Post-Reform Era

By: January 11, 2013

Date: March 22, 2013, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

Metro Health System and National Association of Physician Recruiters share benchmark data and best practices to create the "right fit" for your organization when it comes to physician recruiting in the post-reform era.

Register Today

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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

Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award winner Heartland Health reveals how it has built a culture around performance improvement. Learn how to identify new opportunities for collaboration. Find out how to implement best practices for evidence-based population care management. And start delivering a better patient experience.

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Download free case study

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