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Nurse Leaders Key to Hospital Sustainability Efforts

Alexandra Wilson Pecci, editor for HealthLeaders Media

Nurses see firsthand the amount of waste and use of environmentally unfriendly chemicals in their hospitals. It's no surprise then that nurse leaders are key to creating a culture of sustainability. >>>


Editor's Picks

Why Process Measures Fail to Budge 30-Day Mortality Rates

A study showing that a large-scale pay-for-performance pilot program failed to reduce 30-day mortality rates calls into question the process measures used in value-based purchasing. >>>

Health Rankings Spark Population Health Initiatives

A national report ranking health behaviors, clinical care, and social and economic factors county-by-county shows that population health is largely affected by factors outside a healthcare provider's office. >>>

Groups Urge Caution on 45 Standards of Care

In a effort led by the American Board of Internal Medicine, nine physician societies have released lists of medical tests and procedures they say may be unnecessary, and in some instances can cause harm. >>>

Ochsner CEO Rails Against Smoking

How far may employers intrude into the lives of workers in the name of lower healthcare costs and higher productivity?  For the chief of a 13,000-employee health system, the clear point of demarcation is tobacco use. >>>


Oncology—Strategies for Superior Service Line Performance

The evolution of the oncology payment model and pressure to provide more patient-centered care are leading healthcare organizations to transform the oncology care model. Gain realistic strategies and business guidance from oncology leaders to develop the structures and processes for oncology service line success in the future.   >>>

News Headlines

NQF Identifies Efficient Care for 4 Conditions

HealthLeaders Media, April 9, 2012

Healthcare Job Growth Slows in March, but Q1 Strong

HealthLeaders Media, April 9, 2012

Where America needs doctors, in one map

The Washington Post, April 9, 2012

Gauging quality of care, safety raises questions

Chicago Tribune, April 6, 2012

Opinion: Why nurses are in such high demand

The Atlantic, April 6, 2012

Hospital offers free testing to 307 former patients

Billngs Gazette, April 6, 2012

Immediate Jeopardy for PA Medical Center

HealthLeaders Media, April 6, 2012

Americans cutting back on drugs and doctor visits

The New York Times, April 5, 2012

AL initiative uses tech to track hygiene compliance

HealthcareITNews, April 5, 2012

Cancer care costs highest in hospitals

The Washington Post, April 4, 2012

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Webcast: Lower Costs, Boost Productivity in Your Emergency Department

Date: April 30, 2012
About: Increase emergency department throughput with proven cost-reduction and efficiency improvement strategies from three ED leaders at BestPractices, Ochsner Medical Center, and Banner Estrella Medical Center. This customizable webcast allows you to pre-submit speaker questions to guide the discussion and ensure you get the answers your organization needs. >>>

From HealthLeaders Magazine


Red-Tape Mandates Spark Innovation

Mounting compliance requirements and declining revenues are fast becoming catalysts for improvement at healthcare organizations. >>>


Strategic Physician Recruiting Calls for Forecasting, Profiling


Cleaning Up C. Diff, Together

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