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Supported Nurses Boost the Health of Healthcare

Alexandra Wilson Pecci

Most of what Google does to create the world's most satisfied and productive workforce costs nothing, and translates well to nursing. A study links supportive nursing environments with fewer medication errors, emphasizing how hospital managers could take a few tips from the search giant. >>>


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CA Fines 14 Hospitals for Medical Errors

In the latest round of civil penalties issued for violations or deficiencies constituting an immediate jeopardy to the health and safety of a hospital patient, California hospitals are penalized for making errors that led to five deaths. >>>

How One Hospital Works to Win Over Patients

While Stony Brook University Medical Center in NY has won awards for clinical work, it is among many high-achieving clinical facilities trying to improve patient satisfaction and raise its HCAHPS scores. >>>

Doctors' Challenge: Boost Patient Satisfaction, Maintain Clinical Excellence

Hospitals are working with physicians to improve patient satisfaction scores while maintaining high clinical outcomes. It's a delicate balance that can translate to a bonanza of federal dollars under the value-based purchasing program. >>>

Gundersen Revs Population Health Initiatives

Like most hospitals, Wisconsin's Gundersen Lutheran Health System has long been committed to the health of its community. Now, in response to changes brought on by healthcare reform, Gundersen has retooled its community-facing marketing strategy. >>>

Not-for-Profit Hospitals Show Stability in a Challenging Market

Executives have done a good job stabilizing margins after the Great Recession but still face challenges from flat inpatient volumes, healthcare reform mandates, and lower reimbursements linked to government budget pressures, according to a report from Moody's Investors Service. >>>

Damage from Healthcare Data Breaches Spreading

While the total number of healthcare data breaches dropped by a third between 2010 and 2011, the number of patients affected by having the privacy of their data compromised doubled to 10.8 million, a report says. >>>


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Reboot for ICD-10—Lessons from UnitedHealth Group & North Shore-LIJ

Date: Oct. 22, 2012, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET


With the implementation deadline confirmed, the transition to ICD-10 shifts into high gear. Now providers and payers must prepare quickly. Learn from coding experts at UnitedHealth Group and North Shore-LIJ how to assess your organization's existing structure, how to create a transition process, and how to move toward compliance while meeting risk and cost constraints.


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News Headlines

Retirees may find fewer doctors in rural areas

The Columbus Dispatch / Associated Press, September 4, 2012

Some late-day surgeries as safe as earlier ones

Chicago Tribune / Reuters, September 4, 2012

Surgeon, officials review OH transplant error

The Boston Globe / Associated Press, August 31, 2012

MA doctor's rule: No new patients above 200 pounds

WBUR, August 31, 2012

New Orleans hospitals better prepared for Isaac after Katrina

Fox News, August 30, 2012

Health system patients see increased services, less friendly atmosphere

Minnesota Public Radio, August 30, 2012

Doctor shortage may swell with med school cap

Bloomberg BusinessWeek, August 30, 2012

Doctors urged to be more mindful of costs of procedures they order

Chicago Tribune, August 30, 2012

At halfway mark in Parkland Hospital's overhaul, crises remain

The Dallas Morning News, August 30, 2012

JHU to link ICU machines in safety effort

Baltimore Business Journal, August 29, 2012

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

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