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A pinpoint beam strays invisibly, harming instead of healing
Stereotactic radiosurgery, or SRS, is one of the fastest-growing radiation therapies, a technological innovation...
Baylor heart hospital has lowest readmission rate in the U.S. for second straight year
  Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital, for the second year in a row, had the lowest readmission rate for heart...
Hospital Nearly Doubles Medication Scanning Rates
In April 2008, Baystate Medical Center, a 653-bed teaching hospital in Springfield, MA, began implementation of its Bar...
Study: The 'July effect' may hold for fatal medication errors
In July, new medical residents arrive at hospitals, and rumor/legend/conventional wisdom holds that the "July...
Hospital Nearly Doubles Medication Scanning Rates
Following the implementation of an organizationwide bar code scanning process in September 2008, Springfield, MA-based...
Web Exclusive: Making Improved Medication IQ Part of the Treatment
In this era of polypharmacy, the route to safer, more effective care may lie with how a patient answers this question...
Prescription for success: Don't bother nurses
A University of California-San Francisco program to improve accuracy in administering drugs—with particular...
Bar code administration systems can reduce medication errors
Bar code medication administration is one tool being adopted by hospitals to help reduce medication errors. BCMA...
Small patients, big consequences in medical errors
An Institute of Medicine report nearly a decade ago highlighted the prevalence of medical errors, and they remain a...
Up to 17 babies given overdoses of blood thinner at Texas hospital
Corpus Christi, TX-based Christus Spohn Hospital South is investigating how up to 17 babies in a neonatal intensive...

Webcast: Cultivating Physician-Hospital Alignment in the ACO Era
The physician-hospital relationship has always been important but with reform, fortifying these partnerships is now an...
Audio Conference: Slash Your Readmission Rates
With 20% of Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries discharged from a hospital being readmitted within 30 days, two of...
Webcast: Tackle Physician Turnover Costs, Rev Up Recruitment
Physician turnover can cause millions to walk out your front door. Losing just one physician can mean a $1 million hit...
Book: The Healthcare Executive's Guide to Urgent Care Centers and Freestanding EDs
One in five Americans lacks adequate access to primary care physicians and even those patients with insurance and a...
Handbook: Peer Review and Quality Committee Essentials Handbook
The Medical Staff Leadership Online Training Library offers a new, easily accessible way for physician leaders to...
Handbook: Credentials Committee Essentials Handbook
The Medical Staff Leadership Online Training Library offers a new, easily accessible way for physician leaders to...
Handbook: Department Chair Essentials Handbook
The Medical Staff Leadership Online Training Library offers a new, easily accessible way for physician leaders to...
Handbook: Medical Executive Committee Essentials Handbook
The Medical Staff Leadership Online Training Library offers a new, easily accessible way for physician leaders to...
Book: The Medical Executive Committee Manual
Give physician leaders the knowledge and tools to confidently and effectively carry out their MEC responsibilities and...