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9 Ways to Prevent Fatigue-Related Errors in Healthcare

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, December 14, 2011

Worker fatigue can place patients and healthcare staff at a higher risk of adverse events, says the Joint Commission. In an alert, it lists 10 warning signs, and suggests nine strategies for prevention.

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Hospital M&As Continue Apace in 2011

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, December 14, 2011

This year was one of the busiest years in a decade for hospital mergers and acquisitions. The top 10 deals in 2011 were valued at $5.6 billion, up from $3.8 billion in 2010. In the healthcare sector as a whole, M&A was valued at about $236 billion in 2011.

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Top 10 Nursing Stories of 2011

By: Rebecca Hendren, for HealthLeaders Media, December 13, 2011

2011 has been a tumultuous year as healthcare organizations get to grips with value-based purchasing, rules for ACOs, meaningful use, and financial upheaval. Here's a rundown of the most popular nursing stories we covered in 2011.

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I Was Just Thinking About Health IT

By: Gienna Shaw, for HealthLeaders Media, December 13, 2011

Dumb data, incomprehensible health records, robots, and endless extensions: A roundup of observations on healthcare IT.

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Webcast: Tackle Physician Turnover Costs, Rev Up Recruitment

By: November 7, 2011

Date: December 20, 2011
About: Losing just one physician can mean a $1 million hit to your budget, and most facilities have turnover rates that are much higher. Join HealthLeaders Media for a 90-minute webcast and Q&A, featuring Brett Walker, director, physician & provider recruiting, at Indiana University Health and J. Gregory Stovall, MD, senior VP of medical affairs for Trinity Mother Frances Health System. Learn proven techniques and strategies to address your recruitment and retention challenges.

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