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Suicide After Medical Error Highlights Importance of Support for Clinicians
Rebecca Hendren, Editor
A tragic story about the death of a child from a medical error turned even sadder last month after the nurse who administered the medication took her own life. It serves as a grim wake-up call for how hospitals deal with clinicians after errors. [Read More]
May 10, 2011
Editor's Picks

NQF Founder: Quality Measure Science Still 'Immature'
Kenneth Kizer, founder of the National Quality Forum, discusses how far quality measures have come over the last decade or so, and how far they have yet to go as value-based purchasing rules take effect and the pressure for better quality metrics ratchets up. [Read More]
CMS' TeleMed Rule Eases Physician Credentialing
Under a rule from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, hospitals will no longer be required to credential and grant privileges to each physician and practitioner who provides telemedicine services to patients. [Read More]
Bedside Devices a 'Death Trap,' Says Advocacy Group
A type of bedside handle, classified as a medical device requiring FDA approval, is blamed for the deaths of four people and should be banned, says Public Citizen. [Read More]
How Can Physicians Close the Disparity Gap?
Under healthcare reform, millions of currently uninsured will be become part of the insured and, it is hoped, will be seeking care in physician offices instead of emergency departments. While the healthcare system makes significant efforts to overcome racial and ethnic disparities in care, physicians aren't moving fast enough to meet the challenges of diversity, says one expert. [Read More]
Webcast: Achieving Ambulatory Surgery Center Success in the Reform Era
Reform, reimbursement, and reintegration—a triple threat to ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) or new opportunities for ROI? Join HealthLeaders Media on May 11 for a 90-minute Webcast, including Q&A, to learn how to increase the financial return of ASC operations from leaders with proven ambulatory care ROI. [Read More]
Rounds: Neurological Service Line Growth: Telestroke & Brain Tumor Innovations
Neurological service line success is all about managing the collision of technology, research, and care coordination. Get strategies for managing the collision on May 18, live from Barrow Neurological Institute with invited thought leaders from St. John Providence Health System and St. Luke Hospital. [Read More]
Impact Analysis: Leaders Respond to CMS' Proposed ACO Regulations
The proposed regulations are indeed out, but what do they really mean to your organization and the industry? Get reactions from leaders at hospitals, health plans, and physician practices that are already well-versed in ACOs, including Monarch Healthcare, Alegent Health, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan /Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, Geisinger Health System, Dean Health System, and Scripps Health. [Read More]

NurseLeaders Forum

7 Ways Hospitals Can Trim Costs
Hospitals are under intense pressure to reduce their cost of operations as they prepare for an altered healthcare environment requiring higher quality care at a lower price. Here are some tips from a nurse leader.[Read More]

Nursing Headlines

Healthcare Job Growth Stubbornly Weak
John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, May 9, 2011

Headache Drives 3 Million ED Visits Annually
Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, May 6, 2011

IL nurses hope for more lenient licensing
Daily Herald, May 6, 2011

MA nurses, Tufts reach accord
The Boston Globe, May 6, 2011

HHS Releases Hospital Hazard-Readiness Stats
HealthLeaders Media, May 6, 2011

U.S. rules require clearance for long hospice stays
The Inquirer, May 5, 2011

Health reform likely to expand role of nurses
The Oregonian, May 4, 2011

HI hospitals collaborate on nurse residency program
Star Advertiser, May 4, 2011


May 11: Webcast: Achieving Ambulatory Surgery Center Success in the Reform Era

May 18: Webcast: Ratchet Up Physician Referrals: Proven Methods & Measures

May 18: Rounds: Neurological Service Line Growth: Telestroke & Brain Tumor Innovations

June 16: Nurse Residency Programs Facilitate Graduate Nurse Transition into Professional Practice


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