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Friday, March 8, 2013

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How One Hospital Zapped Infection Rates

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, March 8, 2013

Hospital leaders are continuously examining assumptions, processes, and actions that lead to infection, often with modest results. Here's how one hospital made a dramatic reduction in central line-associated bloodstream infections.

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CMS Posts ED Wait Times, Rankling Some Hospitals

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

Some hospitals are shown on Hospital Compare to have average patient wait times that hospital leaders say are incorrect—in excess of 24 hours in some instances.

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CMS Quietly Makes Some ED Wait Times Public

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

A federal effort to bring attention to emergency department overcrowding and boarding is so raw and flawed that even a financial incentive isn't enough to convince many hospitals to report their metrics.

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ED After-Care Boosts Patient Satisfaction Scores

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

Emergency department patients who get follow-up calls or emails from physicians report higher satisfaction than those who are not contacted. Research suggests the practice may lead to lower healthcare costs.

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HealthLeaders Media Live from Parkview Health: The New Readmissons Plan

By: HealthLeaders Media Staff, for HealthLeaders Media, January 28, 2013

Date: April 18, 2013, 12:00-3:00 p.m. ET

Parkview Health of Fort Wayne, IN, has worked its way toward the top of the list of lowest 30-day readmission rates in the nation—and this event will show you how. Parkview leaders share their comprehensive strategy for reducing preventable readmissions through a plan of early action, best practices, and coordinated care.

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Webcast: Physician Compensation Under Population-Based Reimbursement

By: January 28, 2013

Date: March 26, 2013, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

Join Summa Health and ECG Management Consultants on a live webcast to gain the tools you need to build a new compensation model for practicing medicine in the new era of healthcare.

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