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Robotic Surgery Hikes Hysterectomy Costs, Not Outcomes

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, February 20, 2013

The volume and cost of hysterectomy procedures performed by surgical robots are soaring. But infection rates, intraoperative injuries, reoperations, and transfusions were all essentially the same as for traditional laparoscopy.

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Can VBP Put Healthcare on Right Track?

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, February 20, 2013

For the third consecutive year, healthcare leaders view the industry as being on the wrong track, according to the 2013 HealthLeaders Media Industry Survey. A possible solution gleaned from these findings is value-based purchasing?64% consider it their organization's greatest opportunity.

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Connected Health Advocate Seeks Wider Audience

By: Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, February 19, 2013

The founder of the Center for Connected Health at Partners HealthCare launches a start-up project on the side—a social media-driven online support group with tools for "everyday folks" to be more active.

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Why Nursing Should Be More Like Football

By: Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media, February 19, 2013

In nursing, as in football, teamwork matters. Safety huddles at the start of a shift allow nurses to strategize as a team before executing patient care. One hospital that's adopted the practice has already scored a national quality award.

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Webcast: Recruiting and Retaining Physicians for the Post-Reform Era

By: January 11, 2013

Date: March 22, 2013, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

Metro Health System and the National Association of Physician Recruiters share benchmark data and best practices to create the "right fit" for your organization when it comes to physician recruiting in the post-reform era.

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HealthLeaders Media Live from Heartland Health: Performance Improvement Lessons

By: HealthLeaders Media Staff, for HealthLeaders Media, January 4, 2013

Date: March 19, 2013, 12:00-3:00 p.m. ET

Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award winner Heartland Health reveals how it has built a culture around performance improvement. Learn how to identify new opportunities for collaboration. Find out how to implement best practices for evidence-based population care management. And start delivering a better patient experience.

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Download free case study

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