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Nurse Flu Shot Compliance Reverberates Through Community

Alexandra Wilson Pecci, editor for HealthLeaders Media

For every 15 healthcare providers who receive the influenza vaccination, one fewer person in the community will contract an influenza-like illness, research shows. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

How Hospitals Are Reinventing Themselves

Inpatient care is still a bedrock of almost all health systems, but its role in the care continuum is changing dramatically. >>>

Strategies for ED Psych Patients

New models of collaboration (even among competitors) are producing shorter boarding times and fewer instances of aggressive behavior in the emergency department. >>>

Drug Diversion Problem is Bigger Than You Think

Hospitals and other healthcare organizations need to do a lot more than what they're currently doing to guard against drug diverters and catch them before they harm patients and themselves. >>>

Cancer Hospitals Study Yields 'Confusing' Findings

Researchers investigating outcomes at accredited and non-accredited cancer hospitals arrive at "murky" conclusions, which may indicate problems with the way the quality of care is measured. >>>

How HR Can Help Prevent Hospital Gun Violence

Violence can erupt anywhere on a hospital campus. Human resources professionals play a vital role in preventing on-the-job violence by setting policies and training employees in techniques to keep everyone safer. >>>

Patient Engagement Tips from CHI

Four years into an ACO pilot program, physicians at Catholic Health Initiatives are easing into a new era of healthcare that requires more care coordination. >>>

Doctor Uses Jazz to Tune up Physician Communication

Paul Haidet, MD, applies lessons gleaned from his lifelong love of jazz to teach physicians how to better communicate with patients. >>>



LAST CHANCE LIVE Webcast

Webcast: Hospital-Hospice Collaboration to Improve Palliative Care Outcomes

Date: June 12, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET Hospitals and ACOs are building partnerships with organizations such as hospices to reduce hospital readmissions, mortality rates and treatment costs among this patient population. Join leaders from both sides of the collaboration as they share tested strategies for building effective hospice-hospital partnerships to improve clinical and financial outcomes. Register Today >>>



News Headlines

VA audit finds 100,000 veterans facing long wait for healthcare

NBC News, June 10, 2014

More patients flocking to ERs under Obamacare

The Courier-Journal, June 10, 2014

In Oregon, end of life orders help people avoid the ICU

NPR, June 10, 2014

Suit says Pacific Health Corp. hospital conspired to fill beds

Orange County Register, June 10, 2014

Killing a patient to save his life

The New York Times, June 10, 2014

The healthcare industry is pushing patients to help themselves

The Wall Street Journal, June 9, 2014

Hospitals put pharmacists in the ER to cut medication errors

NPR, June 9, 2014

Healthcare interpreters becoming vital part of medical team

Wisconsin State Journal, June 9, 2014

Worker fatigue cause of healthcare mistakes, study finds

Pittsburgh Business Times, June 6, 2014

Survey: MA hospital nurses overburdened

The Lowell Sun, June 5, 2014



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From HealthLeaders Magazine

Presidents, CEOs, and the New Leadership Model

Some hospital CEOs, used to captaining their own ship, are finding that healthcare reform means there are fewer opportunities to run things as they see fit. Maybe that's a good thing. >>>

 

Transitions of Care Go Digital

 

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