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Boost Nurse Responsibility with Shared Governance
Rebecca Hendren, Editor
Nurse leaders take note: Shared governance has been shown to reduce lengths of stay, improve retention, enhance patient safety, and result in a more robust bottom line. [Read More]
May 31, 2011
Editor's Picks

Healthcare Workers Delaying Retirement
The largest decline in retirement rates among all workforce sectors is found in the healthcare industry. Across the board, though, mature workers in high-paying occupations are more likely to delay retirement than workers in low-paying ones, research shows. [Read More]
Johns Hopkins, Walgreens Partner on Improving Health Outcomes
The academic medical center and the drugstore chain say they will collaborate on population-based research and jointly develop protocols to improve outcomes of patients with chronic diseases. [Read More]
Patient Safety Needs a Rescue
Patient safety currently resides at the intersection of good intentions and astonishingly dismal results. Healthcare leaders need to stop blaming poor communication and leadership structures and get to work laying out a strategy to secure patient safety. [Read More]
Dartmouth Links Primary Care Quality to Actions, Not Numbers of Doctors
Compared to areas with high per capita numbers of primary care physicians, mortality and hospitalizations are significantly lower in areas where though there are fewer primary care doctors, they work full time taking care of patients in ambulatory care office or clinic settings, a Dartmouth study says. [Read More]
Webcast: Alternative ACO Strategies
Go beyond the ACO regs furor to uncover commercial and Medicare alternatives for your ACO strategy. Join HealthLeaders Media for this 90-minute webcast, including Q&A, for a deep dive with leading experts savvy on the legal and business operation of ACOs in commercial markets and CMS programs other than Medicare Shared Savings. [Read More]
Rounds: Coordinating Systems of Care
Whether your hospital system is pursuing an accountable care organization or a broader program of clinical integration, the real work of creating high-value, cost-effective healthcare is in transforming the systems of care. But the solutions may not be as big and unmanageable as you think. Join us live or via live webcast from Gundersen Lutheran Health System with Gundersen's clinical and executive leadership team and invited guest Fairview Health Services, two of the nation's health system pioneers in high-quality, lower-cost healthcare. [Read More]

NurseLeaders Forum

Patient Classification Systems Address Nurse Staffing Balance
A patient classification system applies an evidence-based approach enabling hospitals to assign, match, and schedule nurses where they are needed the most, experts say. [Read More]

Nursing Headlines

MU Payments Yield $75M Payday for EHR Participants
Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, May 27, 2011

Hospitals face new pressure to cut infection rates
NPR, May 31, 2011

HIPAA Violator Sentenced to Prison
Dom Nicastro, for HealthLeaders Media, May 31, 2011

Patient Safety Checklists Now Law in NV
Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, May 26, 2011

Violent crime takes a toll on ER doctors
CBS3 Springfield (MA), May 31, 2011

Are NPs the solution to primary care doc shortage?
PBS NewsHour, May 27, 2011

Mercy CEO: We will rebuild in Joplin, May 31, 2011

Johns Hopkins gets $10M to open patient safety institute
The Baltimore Sun, May 27, 2011

CMS Paid Medicare Drug Costs for Deceased Patients, Audit Reveals
Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, May 27, 2011


June 7: Webcast: Beyond Medicare Shared Savings: Effective ACO & Clinical Integration Strategies

June 9: Rounds: Coordinating Systems of Care

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


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