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Parkland Hospital Analysis Shows Problems Continue

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, February 22, 2012

A gap analysis prepared by a consulting firm details deficiencies at the Dallas safety-net hospital in 20 broad categories including nursing services, infection control, and surgical, and emergency services.  Changes are underway, says Parkland CEO Tom Royer.

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US Healthcare Costs Grew 5.28% in 2011

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, February 22, 2012

Healthcare costs easily outpaced the 3% growth in overall inflation as measured by the Consumer Price Index for 2011, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data. One healthcare economist says costs are "trending back toward acceleration after a lull."

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ICD-10 Delay No License to Chill

By: Edward Prewitt, for HealthLeaders Media, February 21, 2012

This is not the time to put ICD-10 plans on the shelf. Rather, it is time to re-assess readiness, and as soon as possible, modify your plans to meet the government's forthcoming, revised compliance deadline.

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Specialty Nursing Certifications Linked to Lower HAI Rates

By: Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media, February 21, 2012

Critical care units with higher percentages of registered nurses holding national specialty certifications have lower rates of certain hospital-acquired infection, research shows.

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NEW: 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

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