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IOM's Long Road to Reform Nursing Begins
Rebecca Hendren, Editor
In October, the Institute of Medicine released a landmark report outlining how nurses are crucial to meeting the country's healthcare needs. The report says that to handle the increasing complexity of care and greater responsibilities, nurses will need higher levels of education and training. Now, the Institute is taking the first steps toward making that happen.[Read More]
December 14, 2010
Editor's Picks

Telemedicine in ICUs May Trim Critical Care Costs
Tele-ICU technology, which allows medical staff to monitor high volumes of ICU patients in multiple, distant locations from a centralized command center could save more than $122 million annually in Massachusetts alone, according to a study from the New England Healthcare Institute and the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative.[Read More]
3 Actions That Could Save Community Hospitals
Philip Betbeze, HealthLeaders Media's leadership editor, writes that in the new era, data will be king, and if you can't show you're at least as good—and as cheap—as your competitors, you're likely not going to be around long. Here are three actions community hospitals should take to remain viable long-term, according to Skip Cimino, president and CEO of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton in NJ. [Read More]
Mass Medical Society Expresses ACO Reservations
The group is concerned about disparity among providers that would easily integrate into an accountable care organization and others that lack the appropriate technology or funding to adopt that framework, including a global payment system.[Read More]
HL20: Peter Pronovost—Slashing Infection Rates
In our annual HealthLeaders 20, we profile individuals who are changing healthcare for the better. Some are longtime industry fixtures; others would clearly be considered outsiders. Some are revered; others would not win many popularity contests. All of them are playing a crucial role in making the healthcare industry better. This is Peter Pronovost's story.[Read More]
Intelligence Report: Hospital Mergers & Acquisitions
Brand-new research shows that 64% of healthcare leaders expect an increase in M&A activity between acute care hospitals and both diagnostic imaging and ambulatory surgery centers. As the transaction tide continues to rise, the newest HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report, Hospital Mergers & Acquisitions: Opportunities and Challenges, reveals key insights to help keep you afloat.[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]
Webcast: Service Line Strategies Workshop: Back and Spine Care
Successful spine and back care service lines require a foundation rooted in market knowledge, organizational commitment, and physician alignment, as well as the fluidity to adapt to ever-changing conditions, including reimbursement changes, technological advances, and a growing patient preference for non-surgical options. Join HealthLeaders Media on December 14 for this 90-minute Webcast and Q&A, and discover ways to position your back/spine service line for success. [Register today]

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NurseLeaders Forum

5 Ways to Get Nurses on Board the EHR Train
While RNs will have to go through a period of adjustment, they will discover that the learning curve on electronic health records systems is not as steep as they fear or imagine. Here are five tips from a nurse leader who has experienced successful IT implementations.[Read More]
Nursing Headlines

Following the money, doctors ration care
The New York Times, December 13, 2010

Critical U.S. drug shortage worsening
The Philadelphia Inquirer, December 13, 2010

Staffs worry about shifts in Cook County (IL) Health System
The New York Times, December 13, 2010

New hospital beds can speak to you, in Italian
The Desert Sun, December 13, 2010
Audio Conferences/Webcasts

December 8: Nurse Retention and Workforce Planning: Meaningful Recognition Strategies for Building a Healthy Work Environment
On Demand: Nursing Orientation: Tools and Evidence-Based Best Practices to Engage New Hires
On Demand: Horizontal Hostility in Nursing: Proven Organizational Strategies for Effective Communication and Collaboration
On Demand: Shared Governance in Nursing: Case Studies in Collaborative Decision-Making
On Demand: Prevent HAIs through Evidence-Based Practices

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