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MRSA Meets its Match in Certified Infection Preventionists

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, March 14, 2012

Hospitals that employ certified infection preventionists see the least number of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections, a study shows.

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Insurer, OCR Reach $1.5M Settlement for HIPAA Breach

By: Dom Nicastro, for HealthLeaders Media, March 14, 2012

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee and the Office for Civil Rights have reached a landmark $1.5 million settlement for the insurer's 2009 HIPAA breach that affected more than 1 million individuals.

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At SXSW, Hipsters Look for Healthcare Tech Tipping Point

By: Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, March 13, 2012

South by Southwest, the annual film, music, and tech event that made Twitter a household word, now has its sights set squarely on the business of healthcare. Get ready for more technology-fueled disruption than ever before.

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IV Catheter Risks to Nurses Frequent, Unreported

By: Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media, March 13, 2012

A study finds that half of nurses experience blood exposure on their skin, eyes, nose, or mouth at least monthly when inserting peripheral IV catheters. And most go unreported.

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Industry Survey 2012

By: February 14, 2012

Our fourth-annual Industry Survey features a new CEO report, an overall cross-sector report, and individual reports targeting Senior Leaders, Finance, Physicians, Nurses, Community & Rural Hospitals, and Service Lines. Take the pulse of the industry; download the reports now.

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Rounds: Creating a High-Performance Emergency Department

By: February 7, 2012

Date: March 29, 2012

About: Transition your emergency department into a high-performance, patient-centered unit. Join HealthLeaders Media at Cambridge Health Alliance for a three-hour leadership event with strategies to improve ED flow, communications, and outcomes. Access our FREE event case study now, then register for the event to receive exclusive content. 

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