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Tagging, Tracking Nurses Improves Workflow

Alexandra Wilson Pecci, editor for HealthLeaders Media

Nurses at a Florida hospital are wearing electronic tags to track their daily steps. The data has been revealing and led to changes in workflow. The CNO says nurses like it and "know that it can help them." >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Septic Shock Treatment Protocols Challenged

In light of new data, "the National Quality Forum-endorsed measure and the International Surviving Sepsis Campaign guidelines for treatment of septic shock are going to have to be modified," says a critical care researcher. >>>

What the Patient Really Wants

Having reached the probable limits of their healing powers, several clinicians and administrators at Gundersen Health System made sure a patient got what he really needed—no matter what. >>>

Organ Recovery Centers Reduce Transplant Costs 37%

Organ procurement organizations take a streamlined approach to the transplant process, removing much of the inefficiency and cost out of the complex sequence of organ donation. >>>

Oncology Service Line: A Change in Focus

From genetic testing to advanced chemotherapy procedures, hospitals and health systems are changing the focus of oncology from merely ensuring survival to, in many cases, providing comprehensive long-term care and even cures. >>>

'Vicious Cycle' Flagged in MA Hospital Financing Disparities

Lobbying efforts by community hospital chain Steward and a labor union take on the Boston-based teaching hospitals. >>>

Should Healthcare Workers be Tested for Nicotine?

One in five healthcare organizations will not hire smokers. Some are screening for nicotine use, saying they wish to promote a healthier workforce. Not everyone is buying it. >>>

Physicians Urged to Become 'Political Advocates' for Patients

Two advocates for public health want healthcare workers trained to be "structurally competent" in basic economics, urban infrastructure, and other societal factors that can negatively impact patients' health. >>>



News Headlines

When both doctors care, but neither can help

WBUR, March 25, 2014

Fewer patient admissions a symptom of healthcare 'transformation,' study says

Chicago Sun-Times, March 24, 2014

Emerson Hospital: Portrait of a community hospital under pressure

Boston Business Journal, March 24, 2014

Beaumont Hospital discusses merger with Botsford Health Care, Oakwood Healthcare

WXYZ, March 24, 2014

More drug-resistant infections seen in US children

CBS News, March 21, 2014

Efficiency, the doctor will see you now

Portland Tribune, March 21, 2014

The diminishing returns of modern medicine

The New York Times, March 21, 2014

Alternative to colonoscopy detects cancers, though it has its own 'ick' factor

Star Tribune, March 20, 2014

Concerns about cancer centers under health law

The Washington Post, March 19, 2014

MI Medical Center to pay $200,000 to settle reverse-discrimination lawsuit

MLive.com, March 19, 2014



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From HealthLeaders Magazine

Shifting Patient Patterns

Change is coming, but leaders have various outlooks for and responses to the new patient dynamics. >>>

 

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