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10 Ways to Help Nurses Improve Patient Satisfaction
Rebecca Hendren, Editor
Nurses can make or break the patient experience. So why do we make it so hard for them to have positive interactions with patients? Here are 10 changes to nurse procedures and working conditions that would improve patient experience.[Read More]
September 6, 2011
Editor's Picks

Readmission Rates Revealed for 292 Worst Hospitals
A mention next to the word "worse" in one of the latest Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' HospitalCompare data files is the kind of achievement no hospital aspires to. The list some 292 hospitals whose 30-day readmission rates are the highest in the nation in at least one of three disease categories. [Read More]
Parkland: Leadership Change Unrelated to Report of Deficiencies
The CEO of Parkland hospital did not offer his resignation following the Centers for Medicaid & Medicare report on immediate jeopardy deficiencies, and Parkland did not request it, says the chair of Parkland's board of managers. [Read More]
Nurses to Take Tax Push to Congressional Districts
More than 10,000 members of National Nurses United plan to attend demonstrations Thursday urging members of Congress in 21 states to support a tax on financial transactions. Proceeds of the tax, the union says, would be used to rebuild the nation's infrastructure. [Read More]
Clinicians' Clothing Found to Carry Pathogens
Researchers are resurrecting concerns and debate over whether doctors' and nurses' uniforms and lab coats increase the risk of healthcare-associated infections. [Read More]
Breakthroughs: The High-Performing Surgical Program
Given a reimbursement model based on outcomes, not volume, only those surgical services that can deliver state-of the-art care, value, and an outstanding patient experience will survive. In this HealthLeaders Media Breakthroughs report, leading hospital systems—St. Francis Hospital, Methodist Hospital System, The Mount Sinai Medical Center, and Bassett Healthcare—share lessons learned about new ways of approaching surgical care and strategy. [Read More]
Rounds: Performance Improvement for Quality and Bottom-Line Outcomes
Date: October 26, 2011
About: Attend on-site or participate via live simulcast. Host Denver Health with invited guest Virtua share how to make continuous quality improvement with a focus on bottom-line value part of your institutional culture and process. [Register Today]

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

Final CMS e-Prescribing Rule Eases Requirements
Gienna Shaw, for HealthLeaders Media, September 2, 2011

Healthcare Online Job Postings Rise in August
John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, September 2, 2011

Antibiotic prescriptions for kids fall, but the news isn?t all good
The Wall Street Journal, September 2, 2011

Getting doctors to wash their hands
The New York Times, September 2, 2011

MI hospital workers' choice: Flu shots or ax
The Detroit News, September 1, 2011

Longer CPR may be no better than shorter for cardiac arrest patients
Los Angeles Times, September 1, 2011

Disease exposure via medical devices a growing concern, CDC says
The Wall Street Journal, September 1, 2011


September 15: Rounds: Women's Health Strategies for Service Line Growth and Quality

September 16: Webcast: Slash Your Readmission Rates

September 22: Webcast: Quantify & Cultivate Patient Engagement

October 26: Rounds: Performance Improvement for Quality and Bottom-Line Outcomes


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