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Registries cited as important quality tool at hearing

By Jessica Zigmond
Posted: July 24, 2012 - 3:00 pm ET

Members of the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee questioned expert witnesses Tuesday about quality-improvement activities during the panel's third hearing about Medicare physician payment reform.

Rep. Pete Stark (D-Calif.) highlighted the value of patient registries, citing as an example a clinical database that the Society of Thoracic Surgeons uses as a quality-improvement and patient-safety measure. The Chicago-based organization has maintained the database on three areas of cardio-thoracic surgery—adult cardiac, general thoracic, and congenital heart surgery—since 1989. After the hearing, Stark told Modern Healthcare that he believes registries in other specialties would improve treatment.

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Risa Tyo, PharmD

Chairman of the Board of Directors

Christina Rahm Cook Honored With Enterprising Women Of The Year Award

Published February 3, 2012

DC2 Healthcare, Doctors Dedicated to Clinical Care,, has announced that Christina Rahm Cook, CEO, has received the Enterprising Women of the Year award for 2012 by Enterprising Women magazine...

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Christina Cook recognized by Business Leader as Top Entrepreneur for 2012.

February 22, 2012

Each year, Business Leader recognizes the top entrepreneurs of the South through our Top Entrepreneurs Awards. Winners will be entrepreneurs that have created innovative, high achieving companies that contribute to their industries and business communities.


Business Leader produces magazines, e-newsletters, social media, web sites, radio programming, and live events that reach over 250,000 leaders each month. We specialize in working with companies (1) whose customers are primarily in the southeast and (2) where the decision-maker who buys their product/service is a CEO or business executive. We have been around since 1989 and are able to customize programs to make sure clients are successfully able to reach our audience of decision makers.

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Radio podcast with Dr. Christina Cook

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