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Real Value of Seeking Credentialing Lies in the Journey

Alexandra Wilson Pecci, editor for HealthLeaders Media

A patient outcomes study published by a nursing journal may do little to dampen hospitals' enthusiasm for certification from a prestigious credentialing center. >>>


Editor's Picks

First PCORI Report Short on Specifics

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute has issued its first report on national priorities, but without specifying any diseases or conditions it would target for comparative effectiveness research. >>>

8 Reasons Why Ambulatory Care Quality Matters More Than Ever

The safety movement is rapidly accelerating in the ambulatory care arena, inspired by one major reason: The American Medical Association devoted a 194-page report to the topic just before the holidays. >>>

Medicare Cuts Could Slash 278K Hospital Jobs, Warns AHA

Reimbursement reductions detailed in pending legislation would take funding from hospitals and use it to cover the deficit created by the extensions of the Social Security tax holiday and unemployment benefits, says the American Hospital Association. >>>

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News Headlines

Decline in patients cuts nurses' hours and jobs

Dayton Daily News, January 24, 2012

Post-Surgical Blood Clot Study Stirs Controversy

HealthLeaders Media, January 18, 2012

FL tries to get tough on lawbreaking medical practitioners

Orlando Sentinel, January 23, 2012

Meth fills hospitals with burn patients

Miami Herald / Associated Press, January 24, 2012

Community health centers struggle to meet demand from poor and uninsured patients

Courier-Journal, January 23, 2012

Nurse at center of furor over homophobic remarks has left Dallas VA

Dallas Observer, January 20, 2012

Kaiser Permanente converting to safer IV equipment

The Washington Post, January 20, 2012

'Medical arms race' spurs massive health development on NYC's East Side, January 19, 2012

Florida Hospital, Orlando Health create plan to treat pain patients in ERs

Orlando Sentinel, January 19, 2012

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Impact Analysis Report—The Next Phase of Cost Control

This third report in a series of four from the inaugural HealthLeaders Media CFO Exchange provides insight on cost containment from leaders at Banner Health, Wellmont Health System, Parkland Health & Hospital System, Floyd Memorial Hospital & Health Services, and Trinity Regional Health System. Eighteen percent cite "no culture of being cost-conscious" as their greatest organizational challenge to cost reduction. >>>

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Reaching New Heights

Hospitals are enjoying success with outpatient strategies, but it may be time for a more calculated, even cautious, approach.  >>>


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