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How to Sidestep Hospital Flu Shot Mandates

Alexandra Wilson Pecci

It's a paradox, but to avoid employer mandates, healthcare workers and their organizing bodies should be pushing to increase voluntary vaccinations among their ranks—with caveats. >>>


Editor's Picks

Insurer Trains Nurse Care Coordinators

Nurses who work in primary care physicians' offices are being specially trained as population care coordinators to manage follow-up care and the transition to patient-centered medical homes. >>>

CMS Reveals Central Line Infection Rates, Finally

For the first time, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has added to its Hospital Compare website the rates of central line-associated bloodstream infections, or CLABSIs, for specific hospital intensive care units. >>>

Urinary Catheter Process Measures Improve in MI

Longstanding practice patterns are hard to change, but in a project led by Michigan hospital researchers, 71 organizations reduced their overall percentage of inappropriate urinary catheter use from 18.1% to 13.8% over two years. >>>

Our Annual Industry Survey: The Challenge to Collaborate

Until you identify the source of a problem, you are not likely to develop a solution. A common theme that runs through the results of the HealthLeaders Media Industry Survey 2012 is collaboration—the need for it and, too often, the lack of it. >>>

NEW: Industry Survey 2012

Our fourth-annual Industry Survey features a new CEO report, an overall cross-sector report, and individual reports targeting Senior Leaders, Finance, Physicians, Nurses, Community & Rural Hospitals, and Service Lines. Take the pulse of the industry; download the reports now. >>>

News Headlines

Patient satisfaction costly, but maybe not so healthy

Los Angeles Times, February 14, 2012

Teaching hospitals decry Medicare's low safety rankings

The Boston Globe, February 14, 2012

Health IT factors into Leapfrog's hospitals rankings

InformationWeek, February 13, 2012

Lehigh Valley Health Network surpasses 10,000 employees

The Morning Call, February 13, 2012

Union launches effort to cap pay of hospital executives

San Jose Mercury News, February 10, 2012

The future of mHealth: Healthcare apps to lower insurance costs

Forbes, February 10, 2012

LSU criticized for hospital cuts

The Advocate, February 9, 2012

Keeping Readmission Rates Low with Treatment Guidelines

HealthLeaders Media, February 8, 2012

Payment Cuts to Critical Access Hospitals 'Inevitable'

HealthLeaders Media, February 8, 2012

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Date: March 22, 2012
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Outpatient Care Expansion Comes Under Scrutiny

Even the most ardent proponents of outpatient care say its pace of growth may slow, depending on a community's need for integrated care and specific demand for multidisciplinary approaches. >>>


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