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April 27, 2009

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Boost your quality of care
How do you rate on hand hygiene compliance?
Nurse-physician relations: Get the resources you need
Apply for research grant money through the NIH
Help on ICD-10 tool is now a call away
 
Is your facility losing money?
  According to a survey by the Healthcare Financial Management Association, 54% of hospitals had negative total margins during the first quarter of fiscal year 2009, including 80% of hospitals with 500 or more beds. More
 
Boost your quality of care
  The American Hospital Association has launched Hospitals in Pursuit of Excellence, a quality initiative to help hospital leaders improve patient experiences and outcomes based on the Institute of Medicine's six aims for improvement. The initiative includes a free guide with nearly 30 case studies. More
 
How do you rate on hand hygiene compliance?
  The Joint Commission has released a guide to help healthcare practitioners assess compliance with hand hygiene guidelines. More
 
Nurse-physician relations: Get the resources you need
  The American Organization of Nurse Executives has partnered with the American College of Physician Executives to produce Web-based classes, online articles, sample policies and other resources to help healthcare organizations foster excellence in nurse-physician relationships. More
   
Apply for research grant money through the NIH
  The National Institutes of Health is seeking applicants for $200 million in grants under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for large-scale research projects likely to spur growth and investment in biomedical research, public health, and healthcare delivery. More 
 
Help on ICD-10 tool is now a call away
  The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will host a May 19 conference call on General Equivalence Mappings, a tool to help healthcare providers and others identify equivalent codes in the ICD-9 and ICD-10 coding systems. More

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  • Glycemic control technology
  • Workforce conflict: What's the problem?

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Outpatient Infusion Services: Documenting correctly using clinical case studies
 
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