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Hospitals Could Save $9 Billion Under EFT Rules, HHS Says

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, August 8, 2012

Interim final rules governing the use of healthcare electronic fund transfer standards and electronic remittance advice operating rules are projected to save providers billions of dollars in administrative costs over 10 years, says the Department of Health and Human Services.

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Parkland Makes Progress on CAP, but Safety Concerns Remain

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, August 8, 2012

Parkland Health and Hospital System in Dallas has completed about 70% of the tasks on its corrective action plan, according to a report filed by an independent safety consultant. "Adverse quality and safety events," however, persist, the report says.

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Don't Underestimate Damage Caused by Burned Out Nurses

By: Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media, August 7, 2012

A study linking nurse burnout and patient infections deserves the swift attention of nurse leaders, not only so they can address employee satisfaction issues, but also to improve patient care and hold down hospital costs.

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Telemedicine Starts with the Doctor's Voice

By: Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, August 7, 2012

Sometimes, the most basic tools are all you need to get the job done. One physician explains how all he really needs to deliver primary care to his patients is his training, his experience, a telephone, and a Web browser.

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Rounds: A Comprehensive Women's Health Service Line—Lessons from North Shore-LIJ

By: July 12, 2012

Date: August 9, 2012, 12:00–3:00 p.m. ET
Register for A Comprehensive Women's Health Service Line: Lessons From North Shore-LIJ and in three hours learn direct from the founders of the Katz Institute for Women's Health how to position your women's health programs to meet evolving physician and patient demands. Move beyond OBGYN and learn to plan, build and operate a women’s health center of excellence.

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Webcast: Going Mobile—Defining Strategy and Establishing Metrics

By: July 30, 2012

Date: August 28, 2012, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Mobile solutions provide new ways to serve patients, improve efficiency, and deliver greater value. Discover how Swedish Medical Center, St. Elizabeth Healthcare, and Mercy Health have built mobile strategies that advance their business goals and how you can too. 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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