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  1. Landmark Report Urges Reform to Avert Diagnostic Errors
    Download the Institute of Medicine’s new report Improving Diagnosis in Health Care and learn more about IOM’s recommendations for employing a team approach to diagnosis as well as an overhaul of a process that is seemingly set up to fail.
  2. Why Cleveland Clinic Shares Its Outcomes Data with the World
    Answering why Cleveland Clinic shares its data is easy — because “you cannot improve something if you don’t measure it and share what you find.” It’s how they go about it that’s exemplary. Read what the chair of the organization’s Outcomes Books editorial board recommends for achieving transparency and tailoring your own outcomes reporting program. 
  3. What Has the Biggest Impact on Hospital Readmission Rates
    Access a new study based on six years of data that suggests hospitals need to consider spending less time and money on superficial amenities and devote more resources to helping staff develop valuable interpersonal communication skills.