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Consumer Reports Rates Hospital Safety

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, July 5, 2012

The consumer publication's new hospital rating system uses only publicly available data, including patient experience data, and is aimed at hospital CEOs and boards as well as healthcare consumers.

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Assessing Ambulatory Service Centers

By: Marianne Aiello, for HealthLeaders Media, July 5, 2012

Under the healthcare reform law, Medicare-eligible ASCs will soon be required to submit reports on five quality measures or face a 2% payment reduction. Surgical center quality scores will be published on a website, in the vein of Hospital Compare. But will outcomes be affected?

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Infection Control on a Shoestring Budget

By: Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media, July 3, 2012

Nurses at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center led the charge toward reducing VAP and CLABSIs to nearly zero, using "very low-tech, cheap, easy, obvious kind of stuff."

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CIOs and CMIOs Speak Their Minds about the Supreme Court Decision

By: Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, July 3, 2012

Healthcare CIOs and CMIOs weigh in on the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and its implications for healthcare IT, organizational strategy, and federal funding.

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Rounds: Excellence in Cardiac Care—Elements of Success from The Mount Sinai Medical Center

By: May 25, 2012

Date: July 18, 12:00–3:00 p.m. ET
How do you balance the latest in advanced cardiovascular treatment with market growth? Join HealthLeaders Media and the cardiovascular team at The Mount Sinai Medical Center to learn how Sinai has reinvented one of the top cardiovascular enterprises in the country.

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Breakthroughs Report: Strategic Solutions for the Readmissions Challenge

By: June 26, 2012

Successfully preventing readmissions requires many players to fill the gaps in the care continuum. In this HealthLeaders Media Breakthroughs report, we examine how four leading health systems—Griffin Hospital, Parkview Health, Sarasota Memorial HealthCare System, and UPMC Hamot—are moving the needle.

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