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In Cancer Survivors, Colonoscopy Risks Rise with Age

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, August 13, 2014

Older patients were 28% more likely than younger ones to be hospitalized for treatment of complications following a surveillance colonoscopy, study data shows.

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FDA's Social Media Gambit 'A Long Shot,' Says Patient Advocate

By: Lena J. Weiner, for HealthLeaders Media, August 13, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration wants to mine social media for information on adverse reactions to medications, but "listening to random chatter on the Internet," isn't the answer, says one patient advocate.

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No Nurses on Your Hospital Board? Why Not?

By: Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media, August 12, 2014

Nurses can help drive strategies that affect cost and quality "because they deal with it every day," says an RN and veteran member of multiple boards. Yet nurses—especially women—are grossly underrepresented on hospital boards.

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StartUp Health Co-Founder on Innovation, Failure, and Persistence

By: Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, August 12, 2014

Innovation is tough. "Failure is definitely part of the process. It becomes an opportunity if you can transform each failure point into a navigation beacon to solve the next problem," says Unity Stoakes, co-founder and president of StartUp Health.

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Webcast: Mayo Clinic & Vanderbilt Health—The New Social Media Playbook

By: July 15, 2014

Date: September 16, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Having set the gold standard for social media performance, leaders from Mayo Clinic and Vanderbilt University Medical Center reveal what key platforms are still making an impact, how to leverage social technologies to improve patient experience and drive engagement, and how to optimize your resources to ensure consistent brand messaging.

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Intelligence Report: The New Quality Equation—Measuring Success and Eliminating Waste

By: July 16, 2014

Which quality metrics matter most? What's the best way to assign quality responsibilities? How can the EHR be better aligned with clinical processes to strengthen quality? From continuous improvement techniques to care models, this report provides the answers to these and many other questions.

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