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Nurses Key to Care Coordination

John Commins

A Robert Wood Johnson Foundation study underscores the importance of nurses' critical thinking skills as the key component in reducing errors and improving outcomes.   >>>


Editor's Picks

Spectrum Health Targets ED Frequent Fliers for Primary Care

In just six weeks, a program that places heavy users of the health system's emergency department services with a multi-specialist intervention team has saved about $300,000, Spectrum says. >>>

Third Immediate Jeopardy for Cape Fear Valley Medical Center

The Fayetteville, NC safety-net hospital has received notification from the Atlanta office of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services that it faces its third immediate jeopardy status in as many months. >>>

7 Reasons Hospitals Buy Technology They Don't Need

We keep hearing that health providers should be cutting costs, so why do healthcare chiefs keep buying high-priced gadgets and gizmos that don't improve quality of care? Ego, vanity, and economics are the driving forces. >>>

News Headlines

Should guns be banned in hospitals?

Miami Herald, January 17, 2012

Opinion: Cutting heathcare spending the old-fashioned way

The Washington Post, January 17, 2012

EHRs linked to errors, harm, AMA says

InformationWeek, January 17, 2012

Medicare shortchanges hospitals on stroke therapy

Reuters, January 17, 2012

Cost-cutting reaches Children's Hospital, January 17, 2012

Highmark officials struggle with filling hospital beds, integrating care

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, January 17, 2012

NY-based health clinic for 9/11 survivors expands

The Wall Street Journal, January 13, 2012

Is 2012 the year of online patients?

InformationWeek, January 13, 2012

Hospital errors could become public under proposed new MO rules, January 13, 2012

Nurses take steps to battle compassion fatigue

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, January 12, 2012

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20 People Who Make Healthcare Better—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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