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Meet the 2011 Nursing Image Award Winners

Rebecca Hendren

This year's search for nurse leaders and staff who have helped elevate the image of nursing is over, and two winners, representing exemplary leadership and clinical skill have been announced. >>>


Editor's Picks

Tavenner Gains Early Support

Marilyn Tavenner, tapped to succeed Donald Berwick, MD, as head of the Centers for Medicare Services & Medicaid, is generating a favorable response from a former Administrator and major healthcare industry groups. >>>

What's the End Game for the Wellness Movement?

At face value the idea that employees should take greater responsibility for their health or pay the consequences seems reasonable. But the wellness movement has huge potential for abuse and discrimination. >>>

Top 12 Uncertainties Hovering Over Healthcare

If ever there was a year in which "anything could happen" in healthcare, 2012 just might be it. Numerous major decisions, regulations, and policy rollouts loom, including how severely physicians' pay will be cut and whether the Affordable Care Act itself is a constitutional document. We look at a dozen potential game changers. >>>

With Rate-Setting Proposal, MA Leads Pricing Race to the Bottom

Under a proposed plan, Massachusetts state officials would be empowered to reject certain rates charged by hospitals for medical services if the recommendations of a panel of "healthcare stakeholders, lawmakers, and experts" are accepted. >>>

News Headlines

NJ nurses charge religious discrimination over hospital abortion policy

The Washington Post, November 28, 2011

Cost Containment Under Healthcare Rules

HealthLeaders Media, November 29, 2011

MA ’alarm fatigue’ suit settled

The Boston Globe, November 29, 2011

Geriatric doctor doesn’t shy from tough talk

Los Angeles Times, November 29, 2011

One in 10 stent patients readmitted within a month

Reuters Health, November 29, 2011

ICD-10: Mandate and Opportunity

HealthLeaders Media, November 28, 2011

ER building boom is wrong prescription, critics say

The Seattle Times, November 28, 2011

Push for hospitals to buy new defibrillators criticized

Los Angeles Times, November 28, 2011

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Rounds: A Programmatic Approach to Cancer Care

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.  >>>

AUDIO WEBCAST: Learn From Errors and Near Misses with a Just Culture

When: December 14, 2011
About: Be prepared for errors and develop a culture where near misses are reported—and learned from—with the best practices presented in this 90-minute audio conference. Experts Cole Edmonson, DNP, RN, FACHE, NEA-BC, and Lucy Bird, RN, ONC, live the Just Culture experience every day and will demonstrate what to do when the worst happens to support clinicians, learn from mistakes, and build a culture of accountability and high reliability. >>>

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? >>>


Treating Patient as Partner


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