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PHA Backs Repeal of Ban on Physician-Owned Hospitals

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, March 23, 2011

Physician Hospitals of America is lobbying Congress in a long-shot attempt to repeal a section of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that curtails new construction or expansion of physician-owned hospitals.

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'Weekend Effect' Boosts Trauma Patients' Survival Chances

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, March 23, 2011

Contrary to other studies, a University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine study shows that patients in need of emergent care are more likely to live if they arrive at the hospital on the weekend than during the week.

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Dual HIT Programs Reduce Medication Errors at Hopkins

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, March 23, 2011

Two health information technology systems combining electronic prescription drug ordering with computer reporting of adverse events dramatically reduced hospital medication errors, Johns Hopkins researchers say.

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AFib Costs, Medicare Impact Detailed

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, March 23, 2011

 Despite the high costs and heavy demand for atrial fibrillation services, states aren't providing residents with the resources to address and manage the chronic disease, research suggests.

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Patient Portals Get Social

By: Gienna Shaw, for HealthLeaders Media, March 22, 2011

The patient portal of today has some neat features that are convenient for patients and save time and money for providers—online appointment scheduling and lab results, for example. But what will the portal of the future look like?

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How a Pilot Applies Aviation Safety Principles to Nursing

By: Rebecca Hendren, for HealthLeaders Media, March 22, 2011

Adopting the basic tenets of aviation crew resource management within any nursing care delivery model will create a tipping point for a cultural shift that puts patient safety first, a pilot and nurse educator believes.

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Rounds: Orthopedic Leadership Strategies: Engage, Measure, and Perform

By: February 14, 2011

Forward-thinking orthopedic leaders are ensuring high performance and coordination among a carefully constructed caregiver team. Those leaders are also exploring the right metrics to know whether the outcomes they are tracking are the most meaningful to patients. Join the executive and clinical leadership team from nationally renowned MemorialCare Health System and orthopedic innovator Marshall Steele, MD, on March 29 for a three-hour dive into essential orthopedic leadership strategy. http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/rounds/

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Webcast: Boost Market Share with Your Oncology Services

By: February 14, 2011

Given the growing trend toward all-inclusive cancer centers, do you know how to differentiate your own oncology services to protect and grow your market share? Your oncology care is distinct. Its marketing should be, too. Join HealthLeaders Media on March 31 for this 90-minute Webcast, including Q&A and a case study, for valuable lessons from marketing leaders. http://www.hcmarketplace.com/prod.cfm?id=9460&s=EZINEADH&e_topic=WS_HLM2

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