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Geriatric Care Model Centers on Nurse Leadership

Alexandra Wilson Pecci

The Nurses Improving Care to Healthsystem Elders program, which aims to add geriatric-specific resources to the nurses' practice, is built around advanced learning and nurse leadership. It could be an effective model for improving hospital quality and safety for older adults, a study suggests. >>>


Editor's Picks

U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals List Shifts Methodology

This year, the magazine's algorithm for determining hospital scores gives less weight to a facility's reputation and more weight to hospital data that is publicly available, such as information collected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. >>>

CDC Links Injection Practices to Hospitalizations

Despite aggressive federal campaigns to educate providers about proper needle and syringe use practices, a Centers for Disease Control report documents 10 patients who were  hospitalized for bacterial infections after being injected with fluids from single-dose vials. >>>

Demand for APRNs Set to Spike

With healthcare coverage set to expand extensively under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the American Nurses Association believes that one of the most effective means of meeting the healthcare needs of these newly insured patients will be through advanced practice registered nurses. >>>

To Cut Costs, Motivate Nurses, Take a Cue From Airlines

An online scheduling tool and a points-based rewards program helped a Georgia hospital resolve its ongoing staffing problems, cut nursing costs, and improve morale. >>>

PPACA's Impact on Quality of Care Isn't Getting Its Due

In upholding most of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the Supreme Court validates improvements to quality and safety of care. But discussion has centered almost exclusively around access issues and consumer payments. >>>

Intelligence Report

Clinical Quality—Data is the Key to Survival

Healthcare organizations today overwhelmingly track clinical quality outcomes and patient safety metrics. However, while 76% are implementing EHRs, only 44% say the systems benefit patient safety, according to this HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report. Get the free report or Premium version with exclusive research and analysis. >>>

News Headlines

NJ hospitals go for big gambles, big risks

The Times, July 17, 2012

Interactive PHRs make patients more proactive

InformationWeek, July 17, 2012

When public beats private: Community clinics that reduce costs and improve care

The Atlantic, July 16, 2012

Better prep could improve quality of death and life for terminal patients

Scientific American, July 16, 2012

More OH nurses seek 4-year degrees

The Columbus Dispatch, July 16, 2012

New tech could reduce intensive care mortality rates

Journal Star, July 13, 2012

ED Woes Bad Today, Worse Tomorrow

HealthLeaders Media, July 12, 2012

More stroke patients die after weekend hospital admissions

ABC News, July 11, 2012

KY care shortage prompts non-physicians to seek greater independence

The Courier-Journal, July 11, 2012

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Webcast: 2 Proven Strategies to Reduce Nurse Labor Costs

Date: July 24, 2012, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET
How do you reduce nurse labor expenses—one of the top expenditures at every hospital—without sacrificing quality of care? Learn how to optimize nurse schedules for maximum cost savings, create a deep float pool, and drastically cut the need for staffing agency nurses. Nurse leaders from St. Francis Hospital and other industry experts provide proven tactics in this customized webcast. >>>

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Refocus: Building the Best Physician Team

As hospitals move from a fee-for-service to value-based world, leaders are exploring how to create a physician team of generalists, specialists, and subspecialists to best meet the new needs of care.  >>>


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