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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

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Septic Shock Treatment Protocols Challenged

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, March 19, 2014

In light of new data, "the National Quality Forum-endorsed measure and the International Surviving Sepsis Campaign guidelines for treatment of septic shock are going to have to be modified," says a critical care expert.

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Physicians Urged to become 'Political Advocates' for Patients

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, March 19, 2014

Two advocates for public health want healthcare workers trained to be "structurally competent" in basic economics, urban infrastructure, and other societal factors that can negatively impact patients' health.

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ICU Mobility Program Saves $500K in 6 Months

By: Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media, March 18, 2014

A program to get mechanically ventilated and post-operative ICU patients up and moving quickly represented a huge culture change for nurses, but it reduced length of stay and eliminated pressure ulcers, and ventilator-associated pneumonia.

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RECs Won't Finish Mission Without More Funding

By: Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, March 18, 2014

For many small and rural providers, Regional Extension Centers have been a low-cost or no-cost lifeline through the process of acquiring EHR technology and participating in the meaningful use incentive payment program. What happens to the stragglers as the RECs wind down?

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Webcast: Patient Experience & HCAHPS—Optimizing Touch Points and Training Internal Champions

By: February 10, 2014

Date: April 24, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Leaders from CHS and Baird Group share marketing strategies for communicating patient experience imperatives and developing programs to reinforce them.

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The Population Health Collection — 63% Off

By: February 28, 2014

The Population Health Collection combines the most effective and innovative strategies for improving population management as tested by the nation's top organizations.

Includes 4 best-selling products for only $499 (a $1,356 value).

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