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ANF to Nurses: Get Some Sleep

Alexandra Wilson Pecci

An increasing body of research shows the critical importance of sleep on cognitive function and decision making. Healthcare professionals are prime candidates for education and awareness around the profound effects of insufficient rest. >>>


Editor's Picks

Physician Burnout Pervasive

In a study comparing levels of burnout and exhaustion among 24 physician specialty groups, 65% of emergency room doctors, 55% of internists, and 52% of neurologists indicated they were burned out. >>>

Developing High-Quality Patient-Centered Care

Sharp HealthCare in San Diego examined its methods, zapped redundancies, and created a successful and sustainable patient-centered care model. The key was building an orchestrated, consistent process. >>>

Medical Reasons for 'Weekend Effect' Elusive

A pair of studies supports the argument that patients admitted for trauma or surgery on a weekend are more likely to have poor outcomes than patients admitted on a weekday. Neither study, however, can identify a cause. >>>

CA Nurses Sound Alarm Over Epic EMR System

Two nurses have approached the governing body of a California hospital with concerns about patient safety. The move stems from an incident in which one nurse claims that the facility's EpicCare EMR system's dosage recommendation for a heart medication "could have killed" a patient. >>>

Intelligence Report

Patient Experience and HCAHPS—Little Consensus on a Top Priority

While 84% of health leaders rank "patient experience" among their top three priorities, less than half of them are making patient experience-specific investments. This original research and analysis, produced with support from Medseek, offers key insight from top healthcare executives, including new case studies from CaroMont Health, Gundersen Lutheran Health System, Inc., and Provena Health.


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News Headlines

Medical Moneyball: Informatics takes pulse of medicine

Boston Herald, August 20, 2012

The night the ER staff can never forget

The New York Times, August 17, 2012

Mount Sinai Hospital sued for sex discrimination

ABC News, August 17, 2012

Nurses branching out beyond clinical settings

Florida Today, August 17, 2012

Chronic crowding at Memphis VA hospital

Jackson Sun / Associated Press, August 16, 2012

OH hospital successfully battles C. diff

USA Today, August 16, 2012

MS official calls for restriction of some pain meds

The Clarion-Ledger, August 16, 2012

Standards of healthcare in the medicine cabinet

Scientific American, August 15, 2012

Hospital error reports up slightly in OR—and that's good news

The Oregonian, August 15, 2012

Hospitals treating poor hardest hit by readmissions penalties

Kaiser Health News, August 15, 2012

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Rounds: Sustainable Patient-Centered Excellence—Lessons From Sharp HealthCare

Date: Sept. 5, 2012, 9:00–12:00 p.m. PT

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Trying to Win Over Patients

Providing top-notch care is no longer enough. Healthcare leaders must now deliver a high-level patient experience or face the financial repercussions. >>>


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