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Infection Expert: Don't Rush to Change MRSA Protocols

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, May 31, 2013

Hospitals should continue to conduct routine risk assessments to determine how well their infection control strategies are working before rushing to adopt a highly touted and possibly costly new protocol, says a member of the board of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology.

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CDC: 1-in-5 Adults Used Emergency Department in 2011

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, May 31, 2013

The federal agency's findings, other data, and practical experience suggest that hospitals should brace for a pronounced increase in ED use in 2014 when the ranks of the insured are expected to expand, says a board member of the American College of Emergency Physicians.

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This Hospital Infection Don't Get No Respect

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, May 30, 2013

Catheter-associated urinary tract infections are the Rodney Dangerfield of nosocomial infections. Too many nurses and doctors are inserting Foley catheters without sufficient regard for what is a potentially dangerous invasive device.

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Physicians Offer a Bundle of Opinions

By: Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, May 30, 2013

Among the financial models emerging from the evolving healthcare marketplace is "bundling." But a survey of physicians and hospitals shows a significant divergence of opinions about bundling. Practice size is just one factor.

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Intelligence Report: Reshaping the Cardio Service Line for Population Health and Reform Challenges

By: April 30, 2013

Three out of four healthcare leaders report positive margin from cardio. This Premium report explores how best to evolve cardio service lines to support prevention, expand offerings, and maintain healthy margins.

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Webcast: New Radiology Standards to Reduce Costs, Increase Quality and Improve Outcomes

By: April 30, 2013

Date: June 19, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Join radiology experts from Radisphere and NCH Healthcare System as they examine how standards-based radiology can impact fiscal performance, patient satisfaction and physician referrals.

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