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'Bed Wizards' Transform ED Throughput
Rebecca Hendren, Editor
An emergency department flow facilitator, also known as a bed wizard, is a registered nurse assigned to radio calls, which allows triage nurses out front to concentrate on patients. Here's how one hospital uses its wizard to improve patient satisfaction and the throughput process. [Read More]
July 12, 2011
Editor's Picks

Nurse Retention Strategies a Growing Priority
Nurses are reporting a higher likelihood to change job positions or even careers as the economy recovers, a survey shows. Are hospitals and health systems prepared for the potential exodus? [Read More]
15 HCAHPS Buzzwords Every Provider Should Know
The value-based purchasing sweepstakes race is on. It's a national contest to see which acute care teams can score highest in patient experience metrics as evaluated by the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. Knowing the lingo is essential. [Read More]
How Hospitals Address Patient Experience via Mobile Apps
Hospital leaders advise on how to create mobile applications that enhance the patient experience and expand the reach of service lines. [Read More]
Intelligence Report: Better Care and the Bottom Line
54% of leaders say that ACOs will be successful in coordinating care and driving down overall costs, according to this HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report. Get the free report with exclusive research and analysis. [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. [Register Today]

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

Opinion: When Nurses Make Mistakes
The New York Times, July 7, 2011

R.I. charter school to teach nursing / The Providence Journal, July 8, 2011

Hey, doc, are you listening?
Los Angeles Times/Tribune Newspapers, July 7, 2011

Telemedicine improves stroke care at hospitals
The Tennessean, July 12, 2011

How to redesign the EMR user experience
InformationWeek, July 12, 2011

Legal 'Oversight' May Leave Rural Health Clinics Behind
Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media, July 6, 2011

GAO Finds Gaps in Antibiotic Resistance Surveillance by CDC
Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, July 11, 2011


July 20: Webcast: Cultivating Physician-Hospital Alignment in the ACO Era

July 21: Crew Resource Management for Nursing: A Framework to Improve Patient Care

August 16: Rounds: The Real Value of ACOs

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