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Top 10 Nursing Stories of 2011

Rebecca Hendren

2011 has been a tumultuous year as healthcare organizations get to grips with value-based purchasing, rules for ACOs, meaningful use, and financial upheaval. Here's a rundown of the most popular nursing stories we covered in 2011. >>>


Editor's Picks

Immediate Jeopardy: 14 CA Hospitals Fined $850,000

Since the state law allowing financial penalties for immediate jeopardy incidents took effect in 2007, nearly one in four California hospitals has been ordered to pay for violations such as retained foreign objects and medication errors. >>>

IHI: Hospitals, Patients Rethink Care; Berwick Blasts Rhetoric

At this year's Institute for Healthcare Improvement forum, leading-edge healthcare providers are thinking in detailed and creative ways about just what form changes to our healthcare system must take. >>>

IHI: Berwick on ACOs, Congress, Fraud

At the Institute for Healthcare Improvement annual forum, former Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services administrator Don Berwick, MD, says his most rewarding moments were those in which he attracted the sharpest criticism. >>>

Our Top 12 Stories of 2011

As 2011 winds down, we review our most popular online stories of the year. Quality concerns, readmissions, accountable care organizations, value-based purchasing, and uncertainty about the future of healthcare all share the spotlight. >>>

News Headlines

12,000 trainees later, hospital's customer service ratings skyrocket

Kansas City Star, December 8, 2011

MU program teaches safety first to future nurses

Post-Dispatch, December 9, 2011

Measuring quality of healthcare still difficult

Sentinel Journal, December 12, 2011

Kids' CT scans raise fears

The Tennessean, December 12, 2011

Nudging Physicians Toward Team-Based Care

HealthLeaders Media, December 8, 2011

'Doc Fix' is Unfixable

HealthLeaders Media, December 8, 2011

Beyond Transport, Chopper May Help Integrate Care

HealthLeaders Media, December 7, 2011

CA's healthcare spending per person among lowest in US

Los Angeles Times, December 8, 2011

MD Medicaid paid $2.5M in benefits for 300 dead people

The Baltimore Sun, December 8, 2011

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Webcast: Tackle Physician Turnover Costs, Rev Up Recruitment

Date: December 20, 2011
About: Losing just one physician can mean a $1 million hit to your budget, and most facilities have turnover rates that are much higher. Join HealthLeaders Media for a 90-minute webcast and Q&A, featuring Brett Walker, director, physician & provider recruiting, at Indiana University Health and J. Gregory Stovall, MD, senior VP of medical affairs for Trinity Mother Frances Health System. Learn proven techniques and strategies to address your recruitment and retention challenges. >>>

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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

Meet the HealthLeaders 20—2011

Determination and a willingness to take a chance are among the qualities we see in our annual HealthLeaders 20 as they set about dedicating their professional lives to making a difference for good in healthcare. >>>


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