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Medical Errors Rise Under Shorter Medical Intern Shifts

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, March 26, 2013

Researchers found that handoffs, a known risk factor for medical errors, increased 130% to 200% under rules limiting consecutive hourly duty limits for house staff interns.

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Not-for-Profit Hospitals Tighten Oversight as Revenues Fall

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, March 26, 2013

While healthcare executives have become more focused on expense management, a Moody's Investors Service analyst expects that not-for-profit hospitals will continue to endure a negative credit outlook for the near future because of challenges to top-line revenues.

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Help for Addicted, Impaired Physicians Underutilized

By: Chelsea Rice, for HealthLeaders Media, March 25, 2013

Stress, burnout, and depression can lead physicians to substance use and abuse. Clinicians need to stop turning a blind eye to their dangerous colleagues.

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What is Fair Payment for Outpatient Care?

By: René Letourneau, for HealthLeaders Media, March 25, 2013

A senior finance executive explains how he hopes to help minimize the "natural conflict that exists between the forward-looking technology companies and process innovators and the retroactive-looking team at CMS."

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HealthLeaders Media Live from Parkview Health: The New Readmissions Plan

By: HealthLeaders Media Staff, for HealthLeaders Media, January 28, 2013

Date: April 18, 2013, 12:00-3:00 p.m. ET

Parkview Health of Fort Wayne, IN, has worked its way toward the top of the list of lowest 30-day readmission rates in the nation—and this event will show you how. Parkview leaders share their comprehensive strategy for reducing preventable readmissions through a plan of early action, best practices, and coordinated care.

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Webcast: Develop an Innovative and Integrated Palliative Care Program

By: HealthLeaders Media Staff, for HealthLeaders Media, March 19, 2013

Date: Date: April 23, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Join experts from Sutter Health and Saint Agnes Medical Center and learn new tools and strategies for developing a multidisciplinary palliative care program.

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