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Top Priorities Differ for Nurse Execs, Managers
Rebecca Hendren, Editor
The top concerns for nursing executives in 2011 include CMS' value-based purchasing and what patient satisfaction scores will mean for reimbursement. But do their priorities mesh with those from nurse managers on the front line where staffing and scheduling cause the most headaches? [Read More]
March 15, 2011
Editor's Picks

10 Ways CMS's Value-Based Purchasing Proposal is Flawed
My colleague, Cheryl Clark, examines a thicket of negative public comments on a government website that points to problems with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' proposed regulations governing hospital inpatient value-based purchasing penalties.[Read More]
Dramatic Increase Seen in Patients Leaving Hospitals AMA
Incidences of patients who discharge themselves against medical advice have risen 40% over a decade, particularly among the uninsured, data released by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality shows.[Read More]
Medical Error Rates Vary Widely, HealthGrades Finds
HealthLeaders Media's John Commins writes about a new report that finds patients have a 46% lower risk of experiencing a safety incident at a top-rated hospital compared to a poorly rated hospital, and regional variations exist among hospitals in the prevalence of medical errors and preventable deaths and complications.[Read More]
1 in 3 Trauma Patients Discharged to Nursing Homes Die Within Three Years
In-hospital deaths for trauma patients declined during a 13-year study, but after discharge, mortality rates rose, suggesting that while trauma care may have improved, care after acute hospitalization is lagging.[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]
Webcast: Boost Market Share with Your Oncology Services
Given the growing trend toward all-inclusive cancer centers, do you know how to differentiate your own oncology services to protect and grow your market share? Your oncology care is distinct. Its marketing should be, too. Join HealthLeaders Media on March 31 for this 90-minute Webcast, including Q&A and a case study, for valuable lessons from marketing leaders. [Read More]
Healthcare Leaders Reveal Uncertainties About Industry Direction
Dedication to mission is strong and getting stronger, but just how to accomplish that mission is less certain, according to the just-released results of the 2011 HealthLeaders Media Industry Survey. [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

Nursing vacancies show big declines
The Washington Post, March 14, 2011

Japan will face extraordinary health challenges after tsunami
Los Angeles Times, March 14, 2011

More terminally ill choosing to die at home, report finds
Chicago Sun-Times, March 14, 2011

Hospitals try cooking up better food for patients
The Dallas Morning News/Associated Press, March 11, 2011


March 29: Rounds: Orthopedic Leadership Strategies: Engage, Measure, and Perform
March 31: Webcast: Boost Market Share with Your Oncology Services
May 5: Enhance Patient Experience and Satisfaction Through Relationship-Based Care

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