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Nurses Get Pushed Around, Again

Alexandra Wilson Pecci

A maternity ward scuffle between a high-profile parent and a pair of nurses leads to questions about hospital security and violence against nurses. >>>


Editor's Picks

Joint Commission Issues First Palliative Care Certifications

Five hospitals are the first in the nation to receive the Joint Commission's advanced certification for palliative care. Others will be named in coming months. >>>

In Search of the Team Player

Often seen as self-styled Lone Rangers out to save healthcare with their clinical know-how, physicians must do a better job of overcoming turf wars and ego-driven barriers to improving patient outcomes. >>>

Beacon Grants Boost HIT, Patient-Centered Care

Millions of dollars in federal grants are flowing to so-called Beacon Communities, intended to serve as pilots and role models for how health information technology can be used to improve healthcare quality and care coordination. >>>

Creating Accountability for Patient Experience

Patient experience is not entirely about providing excellent quality healthcare; there's more to it. Top leadership must set the mission and mandate the metrics, and success comes only with team effort. >>>

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

More Americans seeking dental treatment at the ER

USA Today, February 28, 2012

Tax deal reduces funds for hospitals

The Boston Globe, February 28, 2012

Medical tattoos offer important health information

Miami Herald, February 28, 2012

Filling an urgent care need

Buffalo News, February 27, 2012

Louisville's University Hospital ER on brink of overload from uninsured

Courier-Journal, February 27, 2012

Remote 'eye in the sky' keeping tabs on VA hospital patients

Star Tribune, February 27, 2012

How the experts would fix healthcare

Bloomberg BusinessWeek, February 24, 2012

Filthy surgical instruments: The hidden threat in America’s operating rooms

iWatch News, February 24, 2012

Hospitals ranked for emergency medicine quality

U.S.News & World Report, February 23, 2012

Opinion: Healthcare reform’s missing link—nurse practitioners

Los Angeles Times, February 23, 2012

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Putting Data in Nurses' Hands

Nursing informatics is an emerging field, and organizations that have been aggressive about getting data into nurses' hands (and smartphones) have reaped the rewards. >>>


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