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How to Cut Overreliance on Contract Nurses

Alexandra Wilson Pecci, editor for HealthLeaders Media

Realigning leadership, beefing up in-house resources, and centralizing nurse staffing helped one Iowa hospital save money and decrease turnover. >>>


Editor's Picks

Providers Blast CMS on Two-Midnight Rule

One of the hottest healthcare controversies—the two-midnight rule—boils over in comments submitted to federal officials regarding the 2015 Inpatient Prospective Payment System rules. >>>

Pork and Promises Won't Fix VA Hospital Mess

Based on the bills in conference, legislation to fix the Veterans Administration healthcare system will do little more than paper over problems that result from a fundamentally bad design. >>>

Tenet Opens Population Health Campus

Resolute Health Hospital is a test lab for population health that links all providers in Tenet Healthcare's network and the hospital on a single EMR to coordinate care. >>>

Infection Prevention Effort Targets Hospital Handshakes

A suggestion to reduce rates of hospital-acquired infections by replacing handshakes with fist bumps and other gestures is meeting mixed reviews among clinicians. >>>

Docs Air Reasons for Job Dissatisfaction

A medical staffing firm survey shows what's really behind job dissatisfaction among physicians: stress, declining reimbursements, and loss of autonomy. >>>

Baylor Scott & White HealthCare Tackles Massive Rebranding Effort

The merger of two Texas health systems spawns the state's biggest non-profit healthcare organization, a new mission, a new logo—and a "fiscally responsible" rollout of the new brand, says the CEO. >>>

Wellpoint Gives Voice to Physician Leaders

A social media initiative gives future physician leaders a platform from which to share their ideas on healthcare in an effort to boost debate and engagement within and beyond the medical community. >>>

News Headlines

Big data helps insurer pinpoint at-risk patients

InformationWeek, July 1, 2014

MGH to screen all patients for substance abuse

The Boston Globe, July 1, 2014

Doctors' group advises against regular pelvic exams

The New York Times, July 1, 2014

Hospitals turning to data brokers for patient information

PBS NewsHour, June 30, 2014

New script for healthcare: Choices expanding beyond hospitals

Observer-Dispatch, June 30, 2014

Study: CA Desert Healthcare District residents worse off

The Desert Sun, June 30, 2014

MA senate approves bill limiting nurse-to-patient ratio

Boston Business Journal, June 27, 2014

Here's why being a doctor rocks

Quartz / The Atlantic, June 27, 2014

Healthcare system needs to prepare for global warming

Kaiser Health News, June 27, 2014

Shortage of saline solution has hospitals on edge

Kaiser Health News / KQED, June 26, 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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