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How to Control the Adverse Effects of Stress
April 21, 2016 3:17 PM by Monique Barrett
[Editor's note: This post was originally written by Larry Altshuler, MD.] Stress — it can be everywhere and anywhere and can occur in numerous forms: mental, emotional, physical, social and environmental. We can't avoid it, no matter what we do. That's Read More...
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Consortium Forms to Mandate Electronic Monitoring of Hand Hygiene in Healthcare
April 5, 2016 11:37 AM by Monique Barrett
[Editor's note: This post was originally written by Paul Alper, chairman, EHCO.] Leaders in healthcare face daily pressure to drive quality and economic efficiencies. This trend has become more prominent as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Read More...
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Tweets of the Week (4.18.13)
April 18, 2013 10:30 AM by Adrianne OBrien
New tweet list! Boston bombing provider response; TEDMED; Epic, CommonWell and what really happened at HIMSS; and what successful people do on the weekends. Get daily tweets by following us @ExecInsight . FierceHealthIT In wake of Boston bombing, technology, Read More...
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Tweets of the Week (2.28.13)
February 28, 2013 12:15 PM by Adrianne OBrien
New tweet list! Break your meeting addiction, telehealth adoption, and maybe it's time for a national patient identifier. Get daily tweets by following us @ExecInsight . MGMA Learn how calculating patient panels can improve practice flow and patient care. Read More...
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Tweets of the Week (12.21.12)
December 21, 2012 2:40 PM by Adrianne OBrien
It’s our last Twitter roundup of 2012! What Instagram and Kodak have to do with health reform, HIT trends for 2013, what life will be like in 20 years and more. Get daily tweets by following us @ExecInsight . Kevin Pho, M.D. What Instagram and Kodak have Read More...
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Tweets of the Week (11.16.12)
November 16, 2012 4:19 PM by Adrianne OBrien
The five questions great job seekers ask, Medicaid expansion, the fiscal cliff as a catalyst for growth, and more! Catch daily tweets by following us @ExecInsight . Sarah Kliff A look inside the high-stakes game of chicken states and the Obama admin. Read More...
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Preventing HAIs
May 10, 2012 12:09 PM by Adrianne OBrien
Editor's note: This blog was written by Kerri Hatt, managing editor/web editor for ADVANCE for Administrators of the Laboratory. According to a survey released by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) and the American Read More...
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Startling News or Common Sense?
February 15, 2012 9:57 AM by Lynn
The Annals of Internal Medicine this week published a report that lends weight to the benefits of school closure during a flu pandemic. Not only did this help reduce transmission among school-age children, but it also seemed to slow the spread to others Read More...
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Data on Health Improvement Goals Released
January 25, 2012 1:16 PM by Lynn
The National Priorities Partnership (NPP), a group of healthcare leaders convened by the National Quality Forum (NQF), just released case studies addressing application of priorities for improving healthcare. Specifically, the case studies explore ways Read More...
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Top Tweets of the Week (1.6.12)
January 6, 2012 10:42 AM by Adrianne OBrien
What’s hot in the Twitterverse this week? Here’s a list of tweets just for you. Be sure to follow Executive Insight by going to @ExecInsight ! @Kari_On Now reading: It Costs More, But Is It Worth More? http://nyti.ms/w2Q147 @hrana Opinion: "There’s a Read More...
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Five New Year's Resolutions for Every Hospital in 2012
December 29, 2011 12:19 PM by Adrianne OBrien
Editor's note: This blog was written by Ron Wince, president and CEO of Guidon Performance Solutions. He has advised healthcare institutions such as Kaiser Permanente, Aetna, the American Red Cross, the Cleveland Clinic, and the Mayo Clinic and has been Read More...
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‘Serious Reportable Events’ Update
December 21, 2011 9:03 AM by Lynn
The National Quality Forum (NQF) has finalized its list of Serious Reportable Events (SREs) , a compilation of serious, largely preventable and harmful clinical events designed to help the healthcare field assess, measure and report performance on providing Read More...
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Disaster Planning Strategy Shared
November 9, 2011 11:20 AM by Lynn
No one likes to talk about disasters. However, the recent hurricanes and tornadoes have taught us that preparation is key. Since then, I’ve asked for strategies on how hospitals plan for potential disasters. Input from across the country continues to Read More...
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Are You Prepared for a Natural Disaster?
August 24, 2011 9:53 AM by Lynn
Yesterday’s earthquake that shook the northeastern part of the U.S. was quite unexpected and unsettling, to say the least. While Californians may be used to tremors, those of us in the northeast initially didn’t realize what was happening. Many offices Read More...
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Preparing for a Disaster
August 4, 2011 2:16 PM by Adrianne OBrien
(Editor's note: This guest blog was written by Glen McDaniel, who writes the "Press Start: How to Lead an Empowered Life as a Clinical Laboratorian" column for ADVANCE for Medical Laboratory Professionals and provides healthcare consulting for hospitals, Read More...
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