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'I'm MacGyver,' Says Nurse Honored at White House

Alexandra Wilson Pecci, editor for HealthLeaders Media

For the first time, the White House has honored innovative nurses who invent, hack, or "make," devices and workarounds that fix healthcare problems and improve patient care. >>>


Editor's Picks

Engaging the Patient's Experience

Carolinas HealthCare System leaders have developed a team-based approach to effectively address patient experience through shared decision-making. >>>

Preventable Deaths Report Not Ready for Prime Time

A report identifying scores of potential inpatient complications, meant to alert hospitals to their magnitude and frequency, is getting a tepid reception. It is "an interesting idea, but I don't yet know what it tells me," says one hospital quality expert. >>>

TJC Advises on Infections Linked to Misuse of Vials

The potential adverse effects of unsafe injection practices are not typically seen immediately, but can have catastrophic consequences for patients and for providers, says The Joint Commission. >>>

Physicians Rail at Recertification Requirements

Medical doctors are facing revamped board recertification requirements that are "expensive, burdensome, and detract from the care of the patient," says David Fleming, president of the American College of Physicians. >>>

5 Big Ideas from AHIP Conference

In a lively series of presentations at the America's Health Insurance Plans annual conference, attendees were urged to brace for disruptive technologies, do more with data, and embrace radical change. >>>

Sanford Health Embraces Retail Weight Loss

A nonprofit health system has developed a nonprofit subsidiary to challenge well-established, well-run, for-profit players for a piece of the hyper-competitive $60 billion weight-loss industry. >>>

Heart Treatment Centers Form Afib Alliance

The founding member hospitals of the National Alliance of Integrated Afib Centers say the top goals of the multidisciplinary, data-driven effort are to stop inappropriate cardiac procedures and to improve the quality of care. >>>


Roundtable: Healthcare-Acquired Infections: Culture Over Campaigns

Although healthcare-acquired infections have received wide spread attention from hospitals, healthcare associations, and regulators, they remain a serious patient care issue and an avoidable high expense. Five healthcare leaders discuss the cultural, leadership, and organizational changes needed for HAI prevention and treatment. Free Download >>>

News Headlines

MA nurses union airs ad that attacks hospital chief executives

The Boston Globe, June 24, 2014

IL hospitals facing Medicare penalties over infection rates

Chicago Tribune / Kaiser Health News, June 23, 2014

Should Metro Detroit hospitals be required to report HAIs?, June 23, 2014

Consumer group urges hospitals to end mass screenings

USA Today, June 20, 2014

Senators offer bill to ease readmission penalties on some hospitals

Kaiser Health News, June 20, 2014

Johns Hopkins wages compare poorly to other top US hospitals, union says

Baltimore Business Journal, June 20, 2014

Analytics help patients follow doctors' orders

InformationWeek, June 20, 2014

Opinion: How to deal with doctors who get drunk and high on the job

Time, June 20, 2014

5 states announce prescription-data collaboration

The Columbus Dispatch / Reuters, June 19, 2014

Hospital salary initiative falls short in CA

Post-Periodical, June 18, 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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