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Blood Infections Plunge 40% Under Safety Protocol

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, September 11, 2012

Developed by infection control guru Peter Pronovost, MD, the Comprehensive Unit-Based Safety Program is a culture change and teamwork model has demonstrated significant reductions in central line-associated bloodstream infections.

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Slideshow: 10 Healthcare IT Predictions

By: HealthLeaders Media Staff, for HealthLeaders Media, September 11, 2012

In honor of National Health IT Week, here are 10 predictions for healthcare IT over the next 12 months—none of them involving Meaningful Use or ICD-10.

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Healthcare Job Growth Cools Slightly

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, September 10, 2012

It was a relatively slow summer for job growth, but it's hard to say if this is merely a blip, a mirror image of slowing job growth in the overall economy, or the start of a slump.

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Does HCA Follow Best Practices?

By: Karen Minich-Pourshadi, for HealthLeaders Media, September 10, 2012

Though HCA has come under fire for aggressive billing tactics, some of its practices have been modified and imitated by other healthcare providers. Moreover, HCA's approach parallels healthcare reform goals.

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Webcast: Managing Disruptive Docs in a New Era of Hospital-Physician Relations

By: August 17, 2012

Date: Sept. 17, 1:00–2:30 p.m. (ET)

Left unchecked, disruptive physicians do more than just create a negative work environment; they endanger patient care and can lead to million-dollar lawsuits and bad publicity. Top experts from Sanford Health and other leading organizations demonstrate early intervention techniques and a range of effective resources that can help you reduce behavioral problems, retain star physicians, and create a healthier workplace. Register Today

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Webcast: Reboot for ICD-10—Lessons from UnitedHealth Group & North Shore-LIJ

By: August 24, 2012

Date: Oct. 22, 2012, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

With the implementation deadline confirmed, the transition to ICD-10 shifts into high gear. Now providers and payers must prepare quickly. Learn from coding experts at UnitedHealth Group & North Shore-LIJ how to assess your organization's existing structure, how to create a transition process, and how to move toward compliance while meeting risk and cost constraints.

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