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'Serial Infector' Investigation Points to Need for Federal Registry

Cheryl Clark

An investigation into a New Hampshire hospital employee charged with drug diversion has expanded to other states. It illustrates the problem of not having a national requirement that all hospitals and states report such individuals. >>>


Editor's Picks

Hospital Infections Linked to Burned Out Nurses

Hospitals where higher numbers of nurses report burnout, as measured by the Maslach survey, also had higher rates of surgical site and urinary tract infections than hospitals with fewer burned out nurses, a report says. >>>

Healthcare's Big Data Problem

While there is an abundance of data in healthcare, it's often unstructured and trapped in silos. One approach for health system leaders is to craft an information management master plan. >>>

3 Ways to Address Nursing Underperformance

Nurse leaders offer three pointers for dealing with individuals or nursing units that miss the mark on quality and patient safety metrics. >>>

In Nursing, Accountability Fosters Quality

To know how well nurses are executing on quality and patient safety issues, give them a barometer—in the form of metrics and standards—to measure where they stand compared with individuals and units at their hospital and at like institutions. >>>

1 in 3 Physicians Plans to Quit Within 10 Years

A survey of doctors by a healthcare staffing recruiting firm finds widespread job dissatisfaction triggered by sweeping changes in medicine due to healthcare reform and market demand. >>>

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

Bariatric surgery risk varies among hospitals, study finds

Los Angeles Times, August 2, 2012

SC hospital warns patients of potential exposure to fatal brain disease

MSNBC / Reuters, August 2, 2012

Concierge medicine in CA buys more time with doctors

San Francisco Chronicle, August 2, 2012

RFID tags help MD medical center track emergency drugs

The Baltimore Sun, August 1, 2012

Patient safety advisers say NY buried report

Times Union, July 31, 2012

Canceled NH hospital hepatitis C tests flame fears

ABC News, July 31, 2012

Doctor shortage likely to worsen with health law

The New York Times, July 30, 2012

The short life and lonely death of Sabrina Seelig

The New York Times, July 30, 2012

About 80 malpractice claims at NM hospital settled for $33M

San Francisco Chronicle / Associated Press, July 30, 2012

Medicaid expansion may lower death rates, study says

The New York Times, July 27, 2012

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Webcast: Marketing & Metrics—The Cleveland Clinic and Fairview Health Way

Date: Sept. 14, 2012, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Can you prove the value of your marketing efforts to your organization's bottom line? Learn how marketing leaders from Cleveland Clinic and Fairview Health Services capture, track, and measure the impact of their marketing programs to demonstrate ROI and better support organizational business objectives. >>>

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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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