Monthly Archives: July 2011

Inaccessibility of Clinical and Financial Data May Hamper Quality of Care

Pamela Lewis Dolan, Amednews July 12, 2011 The closer hospital employees are to a patient, the less likely they are to have easy access to clinical and financial data that mat help their organization improve quality of care, says a … Continue reading

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Praise Is Better Than Fear

Well-respected and admired leaders and managers know that praise goes a lot further than fear. This truth holds for all industries, including health care. Even though this truth makes sense, it is often hard for senior management to do. Research … Continue reading

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ES4P Adds Advisory Board Member

The Directors of ES4P are pleased to announce the addition of a new member to its Advisory Board, Ms. Annette Fisher.  Annette brings a wealth of experience in how best to meet customer needs and how best to establish and … Continue reading

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Policy and Payment Rate Changes Proposed by CMS for Physician Fee Schedule

On July 1, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed rule that would update payment policies and rates for physicians and non-physician practitioners (NPPs) for services paid under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) in calendar … Continue reading

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For Infection Prevention, Try Duct Tape

Health Leaders Media                  June 27, 2011 I was attracted to this article because I believe duct tape is one of the best inventions ever to grace the human population.  Yet, even more, I love the low cost solutions to problems … Continue reading

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