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Nursing Union Goes to Washington
Rebecca Hendren, Editor
The country's largest nursing union has a message for the White House and Congress: The economic downturn has created a healthcare emergency for many in this country. [Read More]
June 7, 2011
Editor's Picks

12 Hospitals Fined For Patient Harm, Deaths in CA
The latest round of immediate jeopardy fines announced by the California Department of Public Health imposes $650,000 in fines on 12 hospitals for various medical errors. [Read More]
CMS Opens Medicare Transparency Proposal for Comment
Under a rule proposed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Medicare and private sector claims data could be used to produce public reports that evaluate physician performance. [Read More]
Night Surgery Not a Factor in Transplant Mortality, JHU Study Finds
Performing heart and lung transplants at night presents no additional survival risk and has no effect on patients' length of stay in the hospital, despite concerns about surgeon fatigue, a 10-year Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine study finds. [Read More]
On Board with Quality
As trustees become more involved in quality, it's up to leadership to help them focus on key issues such as financial penalties and new leadership standards. [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]
Breakthroughs: The Coordinated ED
Your emergency department is at the forefront of access and quality. Dynamic health systems are maximizing the efficiency, throughput, and patient experience of today?s ED in a shrinking reimbursement environment. In this free report, leading hospital systems?Scripps Health, Grady Health System, Mercy Medical Center, and Cambridge Health Alliance?share insights and lessons learned on maximizing the ED. [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

Central FL hospitals among worst in state for infections
Orlando Sentinel, June 6, 2011

Prison terms sought for 4 over deadly medical tests
The Inquirer, June 6, 2011

'Major breakthrough' for deadly skin cancer treatment
Los Angeles Times, June 6, 2011

OR hospitals report 136 preventable errors in 2010
The Oregonian, June 3, 2011

Leaders: EMRs Aren't the Answer to Safety Issues
HealthLeaders Media, June 7, 2011

Medical Error Self-Reporting Stifled by Fears of Retaliation
HealthLeaders Media, June 6, 2011


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