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Anatomy of a Nursing Image Awards Nominee

Rebecca Hendren

The nomination essays of the nurses singled out by their peers for this year's HCPro Nursing Image Awards highlight education, mentoring, business acumen, and of course, leadership. >>>


Editor's Picks

When Medical Errors Happen, Executives Shouldn't Hide

When tragic medical mistakes harm patients, defensive attitudes and behavior can make litigation more likely and prolonged, and can add more anxiety and suffering to the affected patients and their families, says an Institute for Healthcare Improvement report. >>>

CMS Pushed to Improve Reporting on Adverse Events

The Office of Inspector General criticizes regional offices of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for failing to notify accreditation agencies, such as the Joint Commission, in two-thirds of cases involving serious adverse events at hospitals, including immediate jeopardy citations. >>>

CMS Releases OPPS Final Rule

The Outpatient Prospective Payment System rule unveiled by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services finalizes changes to cancer center payments for 11 hospitals, cardiac resynchronization therapy payment, and physician supervision. >>>

Chronic Condition Rates Highest Among Rural Teens

A report from the Health Resources and Services Administration shows that compared to children in urban areas, children in rural areas have less access to care. And, the report says, the percentage of children with chronic conditions such as obesity, asthma, and diabetes is highest among teenagers living in small rural areas. >>>

How Tele-Navigation Reduces Admissions, Cuts ED Costs

A New Mexico provider finds that patient navigators can improve care and slash costs by diverting non-emergent patients from the emergency department, helping them obtain primary care, and providing guidance on appropriate use of the ED. >>>

News Headlines

Healthcare Job Growth Slows in October

HealthLeaders Media, November 7, 2011

Highmark Says Quality Blue Program Saves Lives, Dollars

HealthLeaders Media, November 4, 2011

Nationwide geriatrician shortage to worsen as boomers age

The Detroit News/Associated Press, November 7, 2011

Business rationale developed to meet medical need

Knoxville News Sentinel, November 7, 2011

What Would Super Committee Say About $430M Proton Beam Center War?

HealthLeaders Media, November 3, 2011

Physicians Seeking Middle Ground in Prostate Screening Debate

HealthLeaders Media, November 3, 2011

MA health leaders say they can control costs themselves

Boston Globe, November 4, 2011

RI hospital CEO discusses apology to actor for brother's ER death, November 4, 2011

Chicago physician works nutrition into patients’ checkups

Chicago Tribune, November 3, 2011

Nursing CIOs play greater role

InformationWeek, November 3, 2011

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Webcast: Winning With Value-Based Purchasing

Date: November 17, 2011
About: Value-based purchasing brings real financial implications in the amount of CMS payment at risk, quality penalties, and the investments required to avoid those penalties. The stability of your future finances depends on your ability to successfully implement VBP. Join us for a 60-minute audio conference with VBP experts from Aurora Health Care and Premier. >>>

Rounds: A Programmatic Approach to Cancer Care (hosted by Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center)

Date: December 16, 2011
About: Attend on-site or via live simulcast. Live at host Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center with invited guest UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, learn from one of the world’s most respected cancer brands as it takes its proven success models to a community health system.  >>>

From HealthLeaders Magazine

Patient Engagement Takes Physician Leadership

As providers become increasingly accountable for healthcare outcomes, patient engagement grows in significance. Individuals should take responsibility for their health, but what role do the providers play in turning consumers of care into partners in care? >>>


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