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Flint Hills Achieves Impressive Outcomes with Dental Program

November 19, 2014
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Phillip Davis, Chief Executive Officer by Pete Fernbaugh When Phillip Davis first came to Flint Hills Community Health Center in Emporia, Kan., three years ago after spending eight years with Community Health Center of Central Missouri as chief financial officer, he walked into an organization that was suffering from a shortage of funds and staff […]

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Memorial Healthcare Achieves Positive Outcomes with CRM Initiative

September 3, 2014
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Dr. Joseph Loskove, chief of anesthesia for Memorial Healthcare System in South Florida and regional medical director for Sheridan Healthcare, recalls the journey behind the implementation process of the Crew Resource Management (CRM) initiative within Memorial’s six hospitals.  

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3 Ways Indian Hospitals Have Reduced Costs

November 4, 2013
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In our conversations with health-care executives around the country, a refrain common across-the-board is their desire to cut costs while maintaining quality. As with most aspects of health care today, this is more succinctly said than done. However, an opinion piece in The Washington Post by researchers Vijay Govindarajan and Ravi Ramamurti examines ways in […]

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3 Ways to Negotiate with Your Patients and Medical Staff

October 28, 2013
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An article by Deepak Malhotra and Manu Malhotra over at Harvard Business Review has an incredibly helpful breakdown of ways in which negotiations with patients and healthcare professionals can be carried out more effectively within the hospital setting. These skills, they argue, aren’t adequately taught in medical school or business school and can influence how […]

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Walmart Experiments with New Healthcare Payment Model

April 25, 2013

“American healthcare is screwed up. It is a bizarre market where the prices that patients pay do not match the quality of care,” Shelly DuBois of CNNMoney observes, adding that there is nothing new about this assessment. The question is, why are the market prices so out of step with the quality of the provided […]

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Healthcare IT (Part 1 of 2): A Shortage of Workers

March 14, 2013

We’ve heard much about the physician-shortage crisis across the country, but there’s another shortage that is almost as potent, especially when it comes to the progress healthcare reform hopes to make in a few short years. Lucas Mearian of Computerworld reports, “The U.S. healthcare industry is facing an even more significant IT worker shortage than […]

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Industry Survey Reveals Goals and Priorities of Healthcare Leaders (Part 2 of 2)

February 27, 2013

Yesterday, we looked at the first three areas of an Industry Survey conducted by HealthLeaders Media that examined several challenges and issues confronting healthcare leaders in 2013. Today, we look at the final three areas of that survey. The information below is based on an article written by Margaret Dick Tocknell. ****** Fourth, the greatest […]

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AMA Outlines Physician Responsibilities for Discharged Patients

February 11, 2013

How to practice patient safety following their release from the hospital is an ongoing concern for physicians. In seeking to further clarify the issue, the American Medical Association Center for Patient Safety issued a report containing five areas of responsibility that it believes physicians should incorporate into their patient care. John Commins at HealthLeaders Media […]

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Fear prevents clinicians from reporting errors

October 29, 2012

HCE Magazine talks to dozens of healthcare executives each month. Invariably, we hear about the valiant battles that are being waged by each of these executives against preventable errors within the care environment. Hearing about the initiatives they have passed and the innovative strategies that they’re instituting gives one hope for the continued advancement of […]

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