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Decision Regret in Nurses Linked to Fatigue

Alexandra Wilson Pecci, editor for HealthLeaders Media

Calling twelve-hours shifts "one of the worst things we ever did," the author of a study on inadequate sleep among nurses is calling for leaders to encourage strategic napping and shorter shifts. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Fresh Take on Hospital Discharges Cuts Readmissions

A multi-step approach to hospital discharges redefines them as 'transitions' and is driving down readmission rates at Detroit Medical Center. To really address readmissions, healthcare leaders must dissect the discharge process and sharpen a hospital-to-home program. >>>

A Letter to Healthcare Providers from a Consumer

Now that the rules of healthcare delivery have changed so dramatically, we need to be clear about our new relationship. If you thought haggling with insurance companies was rough, just wait until you hear my expectations. >>>

Hospitals Entice Patients with iPads, Quiet Spaces

Some hospitals are kicking off the new year with plans to improve the patient experience by upgrading patient rooms and birthing suites, and even doing away with waiting rooms. >>>

12 Things I'd Change On Hospital Compare

Hospital Compare is a valuable, yet deeply flawed tool for reporting on hospital quality measures. It doesn't have to be that way. >>>

NFP Groups Release CA Patient Experience Rankings

Payers, providers, patients, and the public can now view by medical group practice how consumers score California healthcare providers. The data has been compiled by three non-profit groups including Consumer Reports. >>>

Overnight Status for Outpatients in MD Raises Safety Concerns

Offering patients extended recovery time by keeping them overnight in an ambulatory surgery center may comply with CMS regulations, but Maryland's Office of Health Care Quality and the Maryland Hospital Association are voicing concerns about patient safety. >>>

Healthcare Jobs Report Creates Clashing Narratives

Tighter margins, industry consolidation, and uncertainty surrounding healthcare reform, are tamping down healthcare hiring. "Everyone is afraid of what will happen and is too scared to hire," says one healthcare economist. >>>



News Headlines

Hospitals blast proposed cut in jobless benefits debate

The Hill, January 14, 2014

Why doctors are fighting over blood pressure guidelines

Time, January 14, 2014

NM ruling will allow doctors to help patients die

ABC News / Associated Press, January 14, 2014

Fairview restricts visitors to its 6 MN hospitals to fight flu

Star Tribune, January 10, 2014

NV continues to rank poorly in numbers of doctors, nurses

Las Vegas Sun, January 10, 2014

MediBid auction site lets doctors bid for patients

CNNMoney, January 10, 2014

Opinion: Can 2014 be the year of real healthcare innovation?

Forbes, January 9, 2014

Who defines 'medical necessity'?

The Atlantic, January 9, 2014

Healthcare costs higher for smokers after surgery

The Baltimore Sun / Reuters, January 9, 2014

Hospitals overcharging patients, nurses' union says

ABC News, January 8, 2014



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From HealthLeaders Magazine

20 People Who Make Healthcare Better—2013

They are nurses and physicians. They are researchers and executives. They are providers and payers. They are watchdogs and innovators. And they are patients. They are this year's HealthLeaders 20 honorees, selected for their efforts to make a dfference in healthcare. Their stories are sometimes tinged with struggles or challenges, but always, ultimately, with success. >>>

 

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