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See the Person, Not the Patient

Alexandra Wilson Pecci, editor for HealthLeaders Media

A book written by two RNs details strategies for understanding and interacting with patients as individuals, and suggests nurse leaders can help by "giving nurses space" to do so. >>>


Editor's Picks

Two-Midnight Rule Will Cost Hospitals Big

The simple demarcation between inpatient and outpatient status prodded by Medicare's proposed rule has the potential to turn into a big revenue problem. But good documentation can help. >>>

10 Ways to Halt Drug Diversion

The Mayo Clinic is a leader in dealing with opioid-addicted physicians, nurses, and technicians and the risk they present to patient safety. >>>

Secret to Cleveland Clinic's Social Media Success: Content

Paul Matsen, chief marketing and communications officer at Cleveland Clinic, details how his organization uses Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram to "build a relationship with healthcare consumers" by "sharing useful, helpful, and relevant information." >>>

Arresting Sepsis Early Saves Money, Lives

Some hospitals are addressing sepsis by quickly identifying high-risk patients in the emergency department and treating them to stop progression. >>>

How Palliative Care Programs Drive Value

Turner West, director of Education and Community Programs at Lexington, KY-based Hospice of the Bluegrass, discusses how palliative care can drive value at hospitals in areas such as readmissions, mortality, and patient satisfaction. >>>

Fast-Growing Hospital Jobs

As healthcare continues to transform, the jobs within hospitals and health systems also continue to change. Recruiters who understand these changes are best equipped to compete to hire workers. >>>

Slideshow: The Clinical Strategy for Financial Health—Care Redesign and Standardization

While there are many barriers to attaining sustainable cost reductions, hospitals and health systems are looking for ways to continue serving their communities while cutting costs. >>>

Intelligence Report

Webcast: Mastering Healthcare Scorecards: Marketing Lessons from Cleveland Clinic

Date: July 23, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET Join marketing leaders who have all but mastered scorecard strategy as they reveal proven tactics for analyzing, communicating, and learning from key performance indicators. Register Today >>>

News Headlines

US healthcare ranks last among 11 developed nations

Los Angeles Times, June 17, 2014

LICH saga almost over, without a hospital

New York Business Journal, June 17, 2014

Hospital uses executive bonus money to give its workers a raise

Think Progress, June 17, 2014

Poor Health: Poverty and scarce medical resources in U.S. cities

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 16, 2014

CA hospital leaders to explore a stand-alone emergency room

Contra Costa Times, June 16, 2014

Some costly hospital complications not tracked by Medicare, analysis finds

Kaiser Health News, June 13, 2014

Medicare wades through backlog of disputed claims

The Arizona Republic, June 13, 2014

Outside the VA, waits for doctors can vary widely

ABC News / Associated Press, June 13, 2014

When a stressful hospital stay makes patients sick

The New York Times, June 13, 2014

Medicare patients must beware 'observation' status in hospitals

Chicago Tribune / Reuters, June 12, 2014

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New Goals, New Alliances

The historically adversarial relationship between providers and payers is shifting toward cautious cooperation as both sides recognize that they must implement structural and strategic changes to ensure their mutual survival. >>>


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