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Prevent Readmissions With Nurse Intervention
Rebecca Hendren, Editor
Home visits from a nurse soon after discharge may provide a cost-effective option to keep the most complex patients from returning to the hospital, according to a study, which found that confusion about instructions rather than money was a primary reason for discontinuing medications. [Read More]
September 27, 2011
Editor's Picks

Patient Dies During Lockout in CA Nurses’ Strike
A one-day strike involving more than 23,000 nurses at 30 California hospitals has turned ugly with labor groups blaming the death of a cancer patient on a mistake made by a strike replacement nurse. [Read More]
How to Motivate Clinical Staff for Value-Based Purchasing
Financial penalties and rewards don't motivate clinical staff to adhere to value-based purchasing, say CFOs. Instead, nurses seek to do the right thing for patients—which adds up to the right thing for the bottom line. [Read More]
Why People are Not Your Greatest Asset
Is human capital an outdated concept? Management guru Tom Davenport says that employees today own their own capital, and managers must create the right work environment to convince employees to invest themselves. [Read More]
Rounds: The Business and Clinical Path to Medical Home
Date: November 11, 2011
About: Attend on-site or participate via live simulcast. Live from host St. Joseph Health System in Orange, CA. Reaching the vision of the patient-centered medical home requires strong links between hospitals and physicians to achieve best patient outcomes. Join us for the dialogue in a special, complimentary Rounds, sponsored by Relay Health. [Read More]

Intelligence Report: Physician Alignment: The Collaborative Care Disconnect
79% of leaders say physicians' support of collaborative care is mixed or unsure, according to this HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report. Get the free report with exclusive research and analysis. [Read More]

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

Nurse in fatal error put supplement in wrong tube
San Francisco Chronicle, September 27, 2011

Many docs feel they’re delivering too much care
The Wall Street Journal, September 27, 2011

20% of MA hospitals workers refuse flu shot
The Republican, September 27, 2011

Designing a smarter patient
Dom Nicastro, for HealthLeaders Media, September 27, 2011

Nurses at nearly three dozen CA hospitals strike / Oakland Tribune, September 23, 2011

Hospital drug shortages deadly, costly
Kansas City Star, September 23, 2011

If San Francisco nurses strike, hospital services to remain operational
San Francisco Examiner, September 22, 2011

MA family sues hospital, nurse after patient death linked to ’alarm fatigue’
The Boston Globe, September 22, 2011

Doctors protest CEO at Knapp Medical Center
The Monitor, September 22, 2011


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