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Spine experts repudiate Medtronic studies
In an extraordinary move, a group of spine specialists are publicly repudiating the research of other experts that...
Second person denied AZ transplant coverage dies
A second transplant candidate denied coverage because of state budget cuts has died, and hospital officials say the...
J&J recalls hip replacement implant
More than two years after the Food and Drug Administration began receiving complaints about the failure of a hip...
Dallas-area employers unite to collect data on health benefits
  Nine large North Texas employers have formed a partnership to help each other get a grip on rising health...
NRC fines VA $39K over radiation violations in prostate cancer programs
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Monday levied a $39,000 fine against the Department of Veterans Affairs for...
Headed to ER? Some post waits by text, billboard
Need an X-ray or stitches? Online, via text message or flashing on a billboard, some emergency rooms are advertising...
In rural CA, a debate on how to save a hospital
Rural hospitals across the nation have struggled to stay afloat. There are, of course, fewer patients in rural areas...
The hospital’s growing role as care coordinator
Hospitals aren't known for making house calls. Once patients get their discharge papers, they take their chances with a...
Hospital savings: Salaries for doctors, not fees
Visiting the Cleveland Clinic last week, President Obama held up that well-known hospital as a model for the rest of...
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...

Book: The Complete Guide to Transforming the Patient Experience
The patient experience impacts all areas of healthcare, including patient satisfaction, quality (as measured by...
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...
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Handbook: Medical Executive Committee Essentials Handbook
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