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Why Advanced Degrees for Nurse Leaders Matter
Rebecca Hendren, Editor
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation recommends doubling the number of nurses with doctorate degrees by 2020. A nurse leader explains how advanced degrees can broaden nurses' scope and aid decision making in light of healthcare reform and other changes in care delivery. [Read More]
June 28, 2011
Editor's Picks

Top 10 Infection Control Challenges
As infection control chiefs gather for the annual conference of the Association of Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, they share their top concerns, from the need for more resources and support from senior leadership to handwashing and surveillance practices. [Read More]
Risk of Surgical Infection Rises with OR Noise Levels
Researchers find that changing team members during surgery, the presence of visitors in the operating room, and elevated decibel volumes are associated with higher rates of surgical site infection. [Read More]
Patient-Centered Care Starts with Analysis
Hospital leaders are focusing on personalized, humanistic, consumer-driven healthcare through recognizing patient inconveniences and improving patient-staff communication. The result increases transparency and reduces wait times, leaders say. [Read More]
How to Start Trimming Labor Costs
Payroll leaks are the unintentional overspending on labor through lost productivity or unnecessary overtime?and they are a good place to look for little losses that add up. Working together, finance and human resource leaders can make a big difference. [Read More]
Webcast: Cultivating Physician-Hospital Alignment in the ACO Era
Date: July 20, 2011
About: Integration will be the key to success in the accountable care era, whether your organization develops an official ACO or not. Organizations must develop strong relationships with employed and affiliated physicians. Join us to get alignment strategies to thrive in an increasingly integrated industry. [Read More]

Rounds: The Real Value of ACOs
Date: August 16, 2011
What: Attend on-site or participate via live webcast.
About: Get accountable care strategies from ACO pioneers Norton Healthcare, Humana, and Palmetto Health--first movers who already have experienced the challenges of building a new framework for healthcare delivery. [Read More]

NurseLeaders Forum

Calculating the ROI on Patient Satisfaction Efforts
Positive financial and clinical successes do not occur in isolation from one another. Weighing the return on investment for capital improvement projects that transform environments and offer patients a healing environment may favor the goals of financial leaders as well as clinicians. [Read More]
Nursing Headlines

For Infection Prevention, Try Duct Tape
Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, June 27, 2011

UK researchers develop 'cure' for Type 2 diabetes: starve yourself
Los Angeles Times, June 27, 2011

Lax Rules for Medical Residents an 'Abuse of Trust'
John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media , June 24, 2011

CDC: Sepsis Cost $14.6B in 2008
John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, June 22, 2011


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