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Wednesday, October 9, 2013


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EHR, Red Tape Eroding Physician Job Satisfaction

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, October 9, 2013

Problems with electronic health records systems and the overall burden of rules and regulations imposed by payers and other entities are having a deleterious effect on the professional satisfaction of medical doctors, survey results find.

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Shorter Wait for Surgery After Stents OK, Surgeon Says

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, October 9, 2013

Requiring patients with drug-eluting stents to wait a year before they can undergo elective surgery "is a common problem" for surgeons. But a large-scale study indicates the risk of adverse events such as serious blood clots may be overblown.

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Readmissions 'Drop Like a Rock' with Predictive Modeling

By: Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, October 8, 2013

Predictive modeling offers the key to understanding which healthcare services most affect utilization, readmissions, and payment, and how to tackle the outliers. These analytics are within the grasp of any healthcare system.

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'MacGyver' Nurses Build Their Own Solutions

By: Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media, October 8, 2013

MakerNurse is searching nationwide for nurses who are creating new devices and workarounds that fix healthcare problems and improve patient care.

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HealthLeaders Media LIVE from Memorial Hermann: The Readmissions Master Plan

By: September 30, 2013

Date: December 3, 2013 | 12:00–3:00PM ET

Find out how Memorial Hermann has slashed preventable readmissions through better communication, systemic accountability, and improved care for high-risk patients. Get real-world solutions, interactive Q&A, and lessons learned.

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Webcast: Telemedicine—A Strategic Tool to Grow Revenue and Drive Efficiency

By: September 23, 2013

Date: November 19, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Learn how specialists and specialty services are reaching outside hospital and clinic walls to engage patients via the Internet, and how telemedicine innovators are overcoming challenges such as billing, scheduling and contractual agreements. Telemedicine pioneers share strategies proven to bridge access gaps, improve patient experience, and streamline care through new mobile technologies.

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