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IOM Urges 10 Major Healthcare Fixes

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, September 7, 2012

The Institute of Medicine, citing widespread wasteful and inefficient practices, is calling for a major overhaul of the U.S. healthcare system to use resources better and to remove barriers to quality care.

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Solid HCAHPS Scores Only a Start

By: Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, September 7, 2012

Officials at Metro Health Hospital in Wyoming, MI have been extremely pleased with the facility's HCAHPS scores. But that doesn't mean hospital executives are free of the pressure to do even better.

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Physicians, Academics Clash Over Stents

By: Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, September 6, 2012

After decades of acceptance, cardiac stenting is at the center of heated discussions, as federal investigators probe HCA, where physicians performed some 1,200 allegedly unnecessary procedures.

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$9.25M in Fines for Medical Errors Goes Largely Unspent in CA

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, September 6, 2012

While California health officials roll out the latest batch of hospital horrors revealing how many patients died or suffered as a result of patient care errors, millions of dollars in fines that should have been directed toward quality improvement have not been spent.

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Webcast: Marketing & Metrics—The Cleveland Clinic and Fairview Health Way

By: July 30, 2012

Date: Sept. 14, 2012, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Can you prove the value of your marketing efforts to your organization's bottom line? Learn how marketing leaders from Cleveland Clinic and Fairview Health Services capture, track, and measure the impact of their marketing programs to demonstrate ROI and better support organizational business objectives. Get proven strategies from industry leaders in a new interview-driven format, expanded Q&A, online forum, takeaway presentation, and 60-day post-event on-demand access.

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Webcast: Managing Disruptive Docs in a New Era of Hospital-Physician Relations

By: August 17, 2012

Date: Sept. 17, 1:00–2:30 p.m. (ET)

Left unchecked, disruptive physicians do more than just create a negative work environment; they endanger patient care and can lead to million-dollar lawsuits and bad publicity. Top experts from Sanford Health and other leading organizations demonstrate early intervention techniques and a range of effective resources that can help you reduce behavioral problems, retain star physicians, and create a healthier workplace. Register Today

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