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Nurses Aid Haiti; Will Your Hospital Help?
Rebecca Hendren, Editor
Long after the TV news cameras have moved on, nurses keep going to earthquake-and now cholera-ravaged Haiti. Many are funded by donations to National Nursing United's Registered Nurse Response Network, a group founded in response to weaknesses in America's disaster response plans exposed after Hurricane Katrina.[Read More]
November 2, 2010
Editor's Picks

Disclosing Medical Errors Cuts Costs, Legal Expert Says
Defending and denying medical errors in order to avoid lawsuits has become a bad habit for some hospital systems. A culture of transparency is the better route for cutting costs and legal claims, a legal expert says. [Read More]
Winners (and Losers) in the Quality Race for Cash
My colleague and HealthLeaders Media's senior quality editor, Cheryl Clark, reports that in just 24 months, hospitals falling under the Inpatient Prospective Payment System will automatically see their reimbursements drop. Some hospitals will earn some or all that money back, if they score well on selected outcome measures. Others will see their reimbursements shrink for the year. [Read More]
Hospital Compensation Growth Falls in Line with Larger Economy
The quarterly cost to hospitals for growth in wages, salaries, and total compensation has steadily declined over the past decade and now is roughly the same as total compensation growth for all workers in the overall economy, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data shows.[Read More]
AHA: Observation Status Fears on the Rise
Hospitals are putting more patients into observation status for longer than 48 hours instead of admitting them, in part out of fear of what happened at one California hospital this month, the American Hospital Association says.[Read More]
Intelligence Report: Patient Experience — Help Wanted
While 72% of senior healthcare leaders say that patient experience has been a priority in the past year, only 1 of 8 CEOs has primary responsibility for it. Our exclusive, original research and analysis examines this paradox and delves into the realm of patient experience and its challenges, including why healthcare leaders report lack of success in achieving the kind of patient experience they need to provide.[Read More]
Breakthroughs Report: Future Healthcare and Collaboration
Explore strategies to accelerate the drive toward more cost-efficient and quality healthcare. In this new HealthLeaders Media Breakthroughs report, leading hospital systems—Virtua, Crouse Hospital, Heartland Health, and The Chester County Hospital—share insights and lessons learned. [Read More]
HealthLeaders Media Rounds: Building Accountable Care Organizations
Hospitals and physicians are working hurriedly to build systems of care that reward quality, outcomes, and high-value care—the ingredients of the accountable care organization. Innovative healthcare leaders like Carilion Clinic and Norton Healthcare are getting ready now for the future of healthcare system delivery. Join us on Dec. 9 from Carilion Clinic and share the lessons these leaders have learned. [Register today]

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NurseLeaders Forum

Nurse Leaders Advise on Work/Life Balance
In this Q&A, nurse leaders offer advice to their colleagues regarding the role of humor, learning, and a professional balance in the workplace. [Read More]
Nursing Headlines

Caritas (MA) nurses OK 5-year pact
The Boston Globe, October 29, 2010

Nurses union reports unsafe understaffing at Washington Hospital Center
The Washington Post, November 2, 2010

Nurses locked out until Friday
Register Pajaronian, October 28, 2010

Patient-Centered Care May Aid Chronic Depression
HealthLeaders Media, November 1, 2010

The silent epidemic of surgeon burn-out and depression
Mens News Daily, November 1, 2010

Watsonville (CA) nurses head back to work without contract
San Jose Mercury News, October 29, 2010

Losing touch with the patient
The New York Times, October 22, 2010

Coroner: Nurse at CA mental hospital was strangled
AP, October 27, 2010
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November 4: Nursing Accountability: Promote Personal Commitments with Proven Cutting-Edge Strategies
December 8: Nurse Retention and Workforce Planning: Meaningful Recognition Strategies for Building a Healthy Work Environment
On Demand: Shared Governance in Nursing: Case Studies in Collaborative Decision-Making
On Demand: Nursing-Sensitive Quality Indicators: Engage Nurses in Quality Improvement and Improve Patient Outcomes
On Demand: Horizontal Hostility in Nursing: Proven Organizational Strategies for Effective Communication and Collaboration

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The business models that will emerge in the era of healthcare reform are still unclear, but leading hospitals and health systems are already positioning themselves to adapt when they do come into focus. They're taking the first steps toward becoming accountable care organizations even before anyone knows for sure what an ACO will look like—or even if they'll ever come to fruition. [Read More]