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Nurse Leaders' Top Concerns: Patient Experience, Quality Care
Rebecca Hendren, Editor
Patient satisfaction scores will soon be tied to reimbursement and the change has shifted everyone's attention to patient experience. Nurse executives have placed the issue at the top of their priorities list for 2011, according to the just-released HealthLeaders Media 2011 Annual Survey.[Read More]
February 15, 2011
Editor's Picks

HCA Announces Management Shakeup, Subsidiary
The nation's largest for-profit hospital chain has announced an immediate "internal reorganization" and creation of a new business unit that will provide services to other healthcare companies.[Read More]
How About an X Prize for Healthcare?
Healthcare has lots of problems: it's too expensive, it often harms patients rather than heals them, and it's highly inefficient. What if there were a prize attached to the goal of improving healthcare administration. We know that's where the waste is. But what would the criteria be?[Read More]
A Hospital Prevents Readmissions, but Threatens Revenue
An asthma prevention program at Children's Hospital Boston has drastically reduced emergency room visits and hospitalizations. But the program underscores the tension between a hospital's quest for quality and its bottom line.[Read More]
High Healthcare Costs Continue to Provoke Finger Pointing
Judging by the bickering over who holds the cards when it comes to rising rates, providers and health insurers should share the blame along with John Q. Public, who doesn't take care of himself nearly as well as he should. [Read More]
Rounds: Orthopedic Leadership Strategies: Engage, Measure, and Perform
Forward-thinking orthopedic leaders are ensuring high performance and coordination among a carefully constructed caregiver team. Those leaders are also exploring the right metrics to know whether the outcomes they are tracking are the most meaningful to patients. Join the executive and clinical leadership team from nationally renowned MemorialCare Health System and orthopedic innovator Marshall Steele, MD, on March 29 for a three-hour dive into essential orthopedic leadership strategy. [Read More]

Sponsored Headlines

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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

Hospitals shift smoking bans to smoker ban
The New York Times, February 14, 2011

Laughing gas returning as option for laboring moms
The Seattle Times/Associated Press, February 14, 2011

Patient alarms often unheard, unheeded
The Boston Globe, February 14, 2011

No Bacterial Advantage Found in Short-Sleeved Uniforms
HealthLeaders Media, February 11, 2011

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Feb. 17: Nurse Coaching and Mentoring: Set Expectations and Improve Staff Performance

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