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LGBT Health Disparities Persist, But Nurses Can Help

Alexandra Wilson Pecci, editor for HealthLeaders Media

Healthcare providers are unable to optimally address a patient's health needs without knowing a person's sexual orientation. But assumptions of heterosexuality are the norm. Nurse leaders can work toward reducing heterosexism in healthcare. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Critical Access Hospitals Crisis in GA a National Bellwether

An advocate for rural health says the rural hospital community in Georgia, rife with closings, is so financially strapped that "about 10% of our population [can be considered] Third World Nation health status." More hospital closings are "inevitable" and the trend could spread to the rest of the country, he says. >>>

Diabetes Care Challenges Offer Strategic Opportunities

Diabetes is a potentially significant area for other hospital service lines, such as cardiovascular or oncology programs. So hospitals are teaming up with insurers, tapping into technology, and intensifying follow-up care for diabetic patients. >>>

It's Impossible to Know What $1B in Federal Quality Spending Buys

A pair of quality initiatives say they are preventing harm and saving lives, but their data is lacking, two prominent patient safety and health policy experts contend. >>>

Insurance Status a Factor in Trauma Care, Study Says

Insured patients who are admitted to non-trauma hospitals may be getting "suboptimal" care in comparison to uninsured trauma patients who are "dumped" or  transferred to trauma centers, a counterintuitive study finding  suggests. >>>

Retail Medicine Syncs with High-Deductible Health Plans

The rise of high-deductible health plans means more consumers will have healthcare coverage that mainly provides protection against catastrophic injury or illness. As these plans become more common, pharmacy chains and big box retailers are taking a greater interest in expanding their healthcare provider capacities. >>>

Slideshow: 2014 Industry Survey—Forging Healthcare's New Financial Foundation

The healthcare industry is in the throes of transition. While it may feel like turmoil, this is also a time of great opportunity. In this preview of the 2014 HealthLeaders Media Industry Survey, we show how hospital and health system leaders plan to manage the shift from volume to value and support collaborative care. >>>

Retail Medicine Syncs with High-Deductible Health Plans

The rise of high-deductible health plans means more consumers will have healthcare coverage that mainly provides protection against catastrophic injury or illness. As these plans become more common, pharmacy chains and big box retailers are taking a greater interest in expanding their healthcare provider capacities. >>>



LIVE Webcast

Webcast: Patient Experience & HCAHPS—Optimizing Touch Points and Training Internal Champions

Date: April 24, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET Leaders from CHS and Baird Group share marketing strategies for communicating patient experience imperatives and developing programs to reinforce them. Register Today >>>



News Headlines

Pediatrics group advises against retail store health clinics for kids

CBS News, February 25, 2014

How a St. Louis-based healthcare system became one of the nation's biggest

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, February 24, 2014

Doctor's X-ray postings unsettling

The Topeka Capital-Journal, February 24, 2014

Settlement reached on Long Island College Hospital's future, attorneys say

DNAinfo New York, February 21, 2014

Nurse practitioners win first round in 'scope' fight

CBS Miami, February 20, 2014

Computer woes slam Banner hospital staffs

AZCentral.com, February 20, 2014

Guidelines to reduce C-section births urge waiting

The Washington Post / Associated Press, February 20, 2014

Sebelius: 'No evidence' Obamacare costs jobs

The Hill, February 19, 2014

Opinion: Bigger hospitals mean higher prices, not better care

Bloomberg, February 19, 2014

A new kind of transplant bank

The New York Times, February 19, 2014



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Multimedia/Events

Webcast: Orthopedics Service Line Success—Physician Engagement, Efficiency, and Quality

Date: February 27, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET Orthopedic leaders from PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center and Stryker offer evidence-based strategies for improving orthopedic efficiency, quality, and performance while also increasing collaboration, cost savings, and market share within the service line. Register Today   >>>




From HealthLeaders Magazine

In Search of EHR's ROI

As healthcare leaders continue to pour money into electronic health record systems, many (but not all) find the return on the investment remains elusive. >>>

 

Life or Death for Small Systems?

 

Capital Spending Reflects New Era in Healthcare



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