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Nurse Practitioner Elected Medical Staff President
Rebecca Hendren, Editor
A high-achieving nurse practitioner who was elected to the influential position of medical staff president with more than 50% of the all-physician vote explains his unusual rise through the ranks.[Read More]
February 8, 2011
Editor's Picks

Nurse Anesthetists' Scope of Practice Challenged Again in CA
Physicians in California are appealing the latest court decision that upheld the right of nurse anesthetists to administer anesthesia without physician supervision, an issue that has pitted nurses and physicians against each other in a nationwide turf battle. [Read More]
8 Nurses Heading to Prison for Medicare Fraud
Eight Miami-area nurses each pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud and were sentenced in US District Court for their roles in an $18.7 million Medicare home healthcare fraud scheme, the Department of Justice has announced.[Read More]
Gawande on Checklists—Why Don't Hospitals Use Them?
My colleague Cheryl Clark writes about surgeon and author Atul Gawande, who spoke to a hospital audience about why it's so hard to convince providers to adopt checklists, even with so much evidence indicating that they improve care and reduce complications.[Read More]
Risk of Medical Errors by ED Doctors Linked to Interruptions
Interruptions that cause emergency department doctors to change tasks and leave tasks unfinished, detract from direct patient care and contribute to the potential for medical error, researchers say.[Read More]
Pay Gap Confirmed—Male Physicians Earn More
A study finds a "significant gender gap" in starting salaries by gender, of physicians leaving residency programs in New York State between 1999-2008. Researchers writing in Health Affairs say this is an unexplained trend that seems to be growing over time, and needs to be further studied.[Read More]
Rounds: 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 85 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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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

IN nursing industry faces critical shortage
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Top-Spending Hospitals Save More Lives After Heart Attack
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Pay for Performance Doesn't Deliver, Study Concludes
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Fast-Service Guarantee Works for Texas Hospitals
HealthLeaders Media, February 2, 2011

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