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Informed Decision Tools Largely Reduce Ortho Joint Surgeries

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

Doctors whose patients used decision tools prior to certain knee and hip surgeries saw a large downward shift in rates of surgery and costs of care says the principal investigator of a study of the tools' impact.

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Halt Interventional Radiology Turf Wars

By: Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, September 5, 2012

As interventional radiologists move into other physicians' territory, some hospitals have launched cooperative vascular programs involving vascular surgeons, interventional radiologists, and interventional cardiologists. Experts say team approaches are crucial for improved outcomes and more efficiencies of care.

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10 Healthcare IT Predictions for the Next Year

By: Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, September 4, 2012

On patient data, EMR vendor staffing, repersonalization, videoconferencing gear, identity management, alert fatigue, patient adherence, Big Data, peer-to-peer training, and the precedence of people over technology.

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Supported Nurses Boost the Health of Healthcare

By: Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media, September 4, 2012

Most of what Google does to create the world's most satisfied and productive workforce costs nothing, and translates well to nursing. A study links supportive nursing environments with fewer medication errors, emphasizing how hospital managers could take a few tips from the search giant.

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Intelligence Report: Patient Experience and HCAHPS—Little Consensus on a Top Priority

By: August 9, 2012

While 84% of health leaders rank "patient experience" among their top three priorities, less than half of them are making patient experience-specific investments. This original research and analysis offers key insight from top healthcare executives, including new case studies from CaroMont Health, Gundersen Lutheran Health System, and Provena Health. Buy Premium Version Download Free Report

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Rounds: Sustainable Patient-Centered Excellence—Lessons From Sharp HealthCare

By: July 30, 2012

Date: September 5, 2012, 9:00–12:00 p.m. PT

Sharp HealthCare leaders reveal the secrets that have enabled them to turn their patient-centered care initiative into a sustainable program that's ingrained in the culture, improves outcomes, and grows stronger over time. By combining their Sharp Experience performance improvement initiative with the Planetree Patient-Centered Care Model, they have built an organization of sustainable patient-centered excellence like no other.

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