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Q&A: Parkland's Incoming Interim CEO on Problem Solving

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, August 20, 2012

Bob Smith, a retired Tenet Healthcare executive, takes the helm at Parkland Health & Hospital System next month, with the goal of helping the Dallas safety net hospital resolve a lengthy list of deficiencies that threaten patient safety and federal funding.

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Medical Reasons for 'Weekend Effect' Elusive

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, August 20, 2012

A pair of studies supports the argument that patients admitted for trauma or surgery on a weekend day are more likely to have poor outcomes than patients admitted on a weekday. Neither study, however, can identify a cause.

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What Drives Your Success? Maybe Not What You Think

By: Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media, August 17, 2012

If you lead a healthcare organization that's constantly touted as one of the highest quality or most innovative health systems in the nation, congratulations. Just make sure you're not fooling yourself about why that's the case.

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Webcast: Going Mobile—Defining Strategy and Establishing Metrics

By: July 30, 2012

Date: August 28, 2012, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Mobile solutions provide new ways to serve patients, improve efficiency, and deliver greater value. Discover how Swedish Medical Center, St. Elizabeth Healthcare, and Mercy Health have built mobile strategies that advance their business goals and how you can too. Get proven strategies from industry leaders in a new interview-driven format, expanded Q&A, online forum, takeaway presentation, and 60-day post-event on-demand access.

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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. Our top experts will show you 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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