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4 Keys to a Better Emergency Department

By: Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, June 8, 2012

Moving toward emergency department improvements is a bumpy journey strewn with a dizzying array of models designed to improve throughput. Health systems are finding direct gains not by singular changes, but through collective actions, hospital leaders say.

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iPad Solves Healthcare Providers' Clipboard Conundrum

By: Cynthia Johnson for HealthLeaders Media, June 8, 2012

A large majority of surveyed physicians report using iPads® and other mobile computing devices to support their workflows. While hospitals may balk at supporting mobile devices on their networks due to security, reliability, and cost concerns, there are solutions to the implementation problem.

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Hospitals Give Leapfrog Safety Scores a Failing Grade

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

Healthcare organizations are blasting the measures the Leapfrog Group picked and the methods it used to determine whether any hospital is more likely to harm patients than another.

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How Coordinated Care Can Ground Frequent Fliers

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

Good patient outcomes rely heavily on physician involvement. One way primary care physicians can play a stronger role in easing the burden on emergency departments is by practicing coordinated care.

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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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LIVE Webcast: Medical Home—Prime Your Organization for Launch

By: May 25, 2012

Date: June 15, 2012 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET
Is establishing a medical home the right fit for your organization? Move beyond the buzz and learn from experts about the realities of assessing readiness and preparing for medical homes, including physician buy-in and reimbursement structure. Get the strategies you need in a customized webcast with a Q&A, an online forum, a takeaway presentation, and 60-day post-event on-demand access.

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