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Nurse Advocate Exhibits Nursing Images at U.S. Capitol
Rebecca Hendren, Editor
Designed toincrease awareness of the vital role of nursing, an exhibition of nursing photographs on display in Washington D.C. seeks to increase awareness of the vital role of nursing.[Read More]
January 25, 2011
Editor's Picks

How Grumpy Patients Can Cost Hospitals Big Bucks
My colleague Cheryl Clark examines the fears organizations in some parts of the country have been expressing that their region's characteristics may unreasonably affect their patient satisfaction scores. Patient experience is subjective, but survey data may show that patients from certain regions are easier to please than others. This matters because under proposed federal regulations, 30% of a hospital's value-based purchasing score will be weighted on patient experience scores. [Read More]
Health System Ethics Made Simple
HealthLeaders Media's HR editor John Commins tackles the thorny issue of ethics and how it can be tested when organizations merge. The sense of community that exists within a small hospital may be strained when it merges with a larger health system. To ensure a continuation of strong ethics and compliance, he writes, accountability must start at the top, and the focus must be the patient.[Read More]
Medicare Fraud Recovery Totaled $4B in 2010
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CHF Patients May Fare Better, Pay More at High-Volume Hospitals
Hospitals with much experience treating CHF patients demonstrate lower patient mortality, fewer readmissions—and higher costs—than hospitals with fewer such patients, study says.[Read More]
Cardiac Care Leadership for Improved Alignment and Outcomes
Medical specialties are tied back to hospitals and health systems like never before; nowhere are the resulting alignment challenges more acute than in the cardiac service line, where independent practices find themselves seeking the financial shelter of integration. Join us on February 15 live from Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital and share in the lessons from executives at leading national cardiac service lines and medical groups on shared governance, clinical integration, and physician alignment. [Read More]

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NurseLeaders Forum

Tips to Engage Nurses in Mandatory Training
From video gaming approaches to learning management systems, unique training strategies can engage nurses and boost participation, says Jo-Ann Byrne, RN, director of education and organizational development at St. Vincent's Healthcare. [Read More]

Nursing Headlines

U.S. Cancer Rate World's Seventh Highest
HealthLeaders Media, January 25, 2011

Leeches make a comeback as medical helpers
The Baltimore Sun, January 25, 2011

As docs age, worries about their ability grow
The New York Times, January 25, 2011

Cancer Costs May Rise 27% by 2020
HealthLeaders Media, January 24, 2011

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On Demand: Shared Governance in Nursing: Case Studies in Collaborative Decision-Making
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