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ONC Issues EHR Certification Program Final Rule

By: Andrea Kraynak, CPC, for HealthLeaders Media, January 4, 2011

The rule describes the permanent certification program for electronic health records, and how organizations become authorized to test and certify EHR technology.

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Administrative Grades Boost Resident Paperwork Completion

By: Julie McCoy, for HealthLeaders Media, December 30, 2010

Residents' completion of documentation requirements can often be a challenge critical to maintaining accreditation and fixing areas of improvement in medical programs. Some program leaders are posting administrative grades as a motivational tool.

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Texas Health Acquires MedicalEdge Healthcare Group

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, January 5, 2011

Acquisition of MedicalEdge and PhyServe will add more than 2,300 people to Texas Health. MedicalEdge brings several ancillary services to Texas Health, including sleep lab services, infusion services, diagnostic imaging, and chiropractic services.

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DMC $60M Construction Projects Begin

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, January 5, 2011

 Detroit Medical Center has begun construction on eight  projects set to expand the DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan Specialty Center  and renovate private rooms at DMC Huron  Valley-Sinai Hospital.

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To Boost Patient Satisfaction Scores, Engage Nurses

By: Rebecca Hendren, for HealthLeaders Media, January 4, 2011

When administrators say to put patient satisfaction high on the priority list, nurses counter that delivering care and keeping their patients safe is far more important. Too often, hospitals haven’t been talking about patient satisfaction with their staff in the right way.

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Tech Gives Vaccinations a Shot in the Arm

By: Gienna Shaw, for HealthLeaders Media, January 4, 2011

In a perfect world, everyone in the world would have access to vaccinations against influenza and administration of flu vaccinations would be safe, simple, and effective. We do not, of course, live in a perfect world. But two new technologies are getting medicine a little closer to those goals.

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Cardiac Care Leadership for Improved Alignment and Outcomes

By: February 15, 2011

Join us live from Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital and share lessons learned from executives at leading national cardiac service lines and medical groups on shared governance, clinical integration, and physician alignment.

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Webcast: Proven Strategies to Market Women's Services

By: December 16, 2010

Women are a vital audience to reach—is your marketing cutting it? As the primary healthcare decision-makers and the key to unlocking additional service audiences, you need up-to-date, effective marketing strategies to win women’s loyalty—thus, business—and expand your market share. Join HealthLeaders Media on January 31, at 1 p.m. (EST) for this 90-minute Webcast, including Q&A, and learn from women’s health marketing experts. http://www.hcmarketplace.com/prod.cfm?id=9339&s=EZINEADH&e_topic=WS_HLM2

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