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Push for Nursing Diversity Reveals Rich Talent Pool

Alexandra Wilson Pecci, editor for HealthLeaders Media

A program that offers scholarships to students making a career switch to nursing opens up a world of opportunity not only for the students, but for the profession. >>>


Editor's Picks

Datapalooza: CMS Unveils More Hospital Pay Data

Data made public by CMS includes information comparing the average hospital charges in 2012 for the 100 most common Medicare inpatient stays at more than 3,000 hospitals. >>>

The Hospital of the Future is Not a Hospital

Pursuing expensive inpatient volume in the traditional sense is a strategic dead end. Any new construction undertaken by hospitals and health systems should be based on adaptability, patient flow, and efficiency gains—not bed count. >>>

Medical Error Averted

A number of small gaffes by healthcare providers, clinical staff, and the shortcomings of their tools can lead to a single serious or life-threatening medical error. Or they can serve as warnings that enable us to avert catastrophe. >>>

Mental Health Integration in Primary Care

Intermountain Healthcare leaders have developed a team-based approach to address patients' mental health issues. >>>

Will Congress Abolish the 96-Hour Rule?

There are rumblings that federal lawmakers may be willing to repeal Medicare's burdensome rule requiring physicians in critical access hospitals to make an educated guess that the patients they're admitting will be either discharged or transferred in less than four days. >>>

Partnering for Better Population Health Management

Hospital and health system leaders know the reimbursement transformation is coming—even if it hasn't reached them yet—and they are beginning to form alliances with regional providers to find strength in numbers. >>>

Powerful Cancer Ad Omits Some Key Details

An old healthcare marketing ethical dilemma is re-triggered by a three-year-old ad making the rounds on social media and spread by media organizations who are asking too few questions about it. >>>

Slideshow: The ED Fix: Triage, Coordination and Navigation

Emergency departments play a unique and critical role in maintaining the health and well-being of a community. Emerging best practices in care team composition and patient flow can improve ED throughput and patient satisfaction. >>>

Intelligence Report

Intelligence Report: Cardio Services—Keeping Pace With the Pulse of Population Health

As healthcare providers broaden cardiovascular programs and invest more in population health, IT integration, and outpatient facilities, many face increased margin pressure. This report reveals the key differences between stand-alone hospitals and health systems and how partners across the care continuum will play a greater role in helping to meet both patient needs and financial goals. Download Today >>>

News Headlines

Doctors may get paid for end-of-life planning

USA Today / Stateline, June 3, 2014

Integration engines tackle healthcare's lack of standards

InformationWeek, June 3, 2014

When doctors need advice, it might not come from a fellow human

Kaiser Health News / Wired, June 3, 2014

In rural ME, dearth of doctors is a growing crisis

Portland Press Herald, June 2, 2014

PA man accused in theft of human skin from hospital

Business Insider / Reuters, June 2, 2014

Doctor shortage is cited in delays at VA hospitals

The New York Times, May 30, 2014

Measles cases in US spike to highest level in 20 years

NBC News, May 30, 2014

Hospital accused of dumping patient in L.A.'s skid row to pay $500,000

Los Angeles Times, May 30, 2014

KY hospital to pay nearly $41M in federal settlement

Louisville Business First, May 29, 2014

Adventist Health admits it violated federal law

Orlando Sentinel, May 29, 2014

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Presidents, CEOs, and the New Leadership Model

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