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Best Help for Nurses Comes from Nurse Leaders

Alexandra Wilson Pecci

Lessons on empowerment aim to help nurses take control over their careers and improve their practice environments, but nurse leaders must be on board. >>>


Editor's Picks

Blood Infections Plunge 40% Under Safety Protocol

Developed by infection control guru Peter Pronovost, MD, the Comprehensive Unit-Based Safety Program is a culture change and teamwork model that has demonstrated significant reductions in central line-associated bloodstream infections. >>>

IOM Urges 10 Major Healthcare Fixes

The Institute of Medicine, citing widespread wasteful and inefficient practices, is calling for a major overhaul of the U.S. healthcare system to use resources better and to remove barriers to quality care. >>>

Solid HCAHPS Scores Only a Start

Officials at Metro Health Hospital in Wyoming, MI have been extremely pleased with the facility's HCAHPS scores. But that doesn't mean hospital executives are free of the pressure to do even better. >>>

Stop Ignoring Low Quality Ratings

What should hospital leaders do when quality or patient safety scores don't look good? One healthcare facility spread the message that it takes scoring seriously, and launched a number of programs to improve its ratings. >>>

Informed Decision Tools Largely Reduce Ortho Joint Surgeries

Doctors whose patients used decision tools prior to certain knee and hip surgeries saw a large downward shift in rates of surgery and costs of care, says the principal investigator of a study of the tools' impact. >>>

Slideshow: 10 Healthcare IT Predictions

In honor of National Health IT Week, here are 10 predictions for healthcare IT over the next 12 months—none of them involving Meaningful Use or ICD-10. >>>


LIVE Webcast

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 & 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

Questions raised about the future of MA hospitals

The Boston Globe, September 11, 2012

Healthcare Job Growth Cools Slightly

HealthLeaders Media, September 10, 2012

Medication alert fatigue is curable

InformationWeek, September 7, 2012

The fraying hospital safety net

The New York Times, September 7, 2012

Blue Hill hospital buyout plan announced to avoid layoffs

Bangor Daily News, September 7, 2012

Docs, nurses may overestimate quality of their care

Chicago Tribune / Reuters, September 6, 2012

Infection control, staffing shortfalls found at Manatee Memorial

Herald-Tribune, September 6, 2012

How a Big-Time Hospital Creates a Small-Town Patient Experience

HealthLeaders Media, September 5, 2012

For physicians and patients, time is the best medicine

The Boston Globe, September 5, 2012

Not all doctors want hand-washing reminders

Reuters, September 5, 2012

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Rounds: mHealth & Social Media—Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health

Date: Oct. 16, 2012, 12:00–3:00 p.m. (ET)

Kaiser Permanente leaders explore how they successfully leverage information technology, social media, and community-based health programs to empower people to improve their own health.

Get real-world solutions, including how to: use web tools and social media to create effective linkages between physicians and members; create community outreach programs that raise awareness and impact people's health; and understand the higher role of HIT in coordinating care among a team of providers.

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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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