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Injuries Linked to Da Vinci Surgery Underreported, Researchers Say

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, September 4, 2013

Only 245 cases of patient harm in surgeries using the Da Vinci robot system have been reported to the FDA since 2000. The figure seems "very, very low" to researchers, who have identified eight cases of patient harm or death that were not in the FDA's database

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Patient Experience: Old School Approach May Be Best

By: Jacqueline Fellows, for HealthLeaders Media, September 4, 2013

The simplest, most effective patient experience strategy may be listening to the patient, directly through personal discussions and indirectly through survey data analysis.

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Say So Long to PCs in Hospitals

By: Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, September 3, 2013

The personal computer has done a lot of good for clinicians in hospital settings, but its days are numbered. Zero-client terminals are quieter, safer, and cheaper to buy and to maintain.

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Bedside Initiatives Aren't Just for Kids

By: Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media, September 3, 2013

Nurses at the University of Pennsylvania Health System take a page from the pediatric playbook to make the hospital experience more patient- and family-oriented for adults, too.

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Webcast: Orthopedics Service Line Success—Physician Engagement, Efficiency, and Quality

By: August 12, 2013

Date: October 16, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Join orthopedic leaders as they offer evidence-based strategies for improving orthopedic efficiency, quality, and performance while also increasing collaboration, cost savings, and market share within the service line.

Register Today

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Webcast: The New Patient Experience Model—Strategies to Leverage the Patient Voice

By: July 31, 2013

Date: November 5, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Marketing leaders from Covenant Health and Studer Group will help healthcare executives understand the importance of creating a patient-centered culture, share actionable examples of experience improvement techniques, and demonstrate how marketing can promote and sustain the hospital's patient experience strategy.

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