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Hospital Shootings Rare, But Preparedness Still Warranted

John Commins

A Johns Hopkins study examining 11 years of data on 154 hospital shootings concludes that no hospital is immune from shootings. Zero risk is not attainable. But specialized training for hospital law enforcement and security teams is the best deterrent. >>>


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Mandatory Flu Shots Mean You're Serious About Patient Safety

Healthcare leadership is supposed to be about putting patients first. It's shocking that any organization that purports to be in the business of helping patients would not mandate flu vaccines for its employees. >>>

Family Physicians Rap 'Stopgap' Use of Nurse Practitioners

Advocating "independent practice by a single health professional," namely nurse practitioners in place of physicians, "flies in the face" of studies supporting the cost-effectiveness and quality outcomes of the physician-led care team approach, says the American Academy of Family Physicians. >>>

Atul Gawande's 80% Healthcare Solution

An article by Atul Gawande, MD, suggests that healthcare should ape a popular restaurant chain's methods of attaining efficiency and quality of service. But the model is missing a crucial element—human flexibility. >>>

3 in 10 Surgery Residents Need Remediation

A high proportion of future surgeons in six California medical schools requires additional studies, including having to repeat a year of training, says a report in the Archives of Surgery. >>>

Physician Alignment Strategies to Counter Uncertainty

Amidst a changing revenue picture, healthcare organizations are pursuing stronger hospital-physician alignment as a path toward better care continuum collaboration and improved communication to maximize reimbursement rates. >>>

Emergency NPs Get Portfolio Credentialing Alternative

A portfolio credentialing program is good news for nurse practitioners who are exam-phobic. More importantly, it could open up new avenues for nurses to attain board certifications in niche specialties. >>>



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News Headlines

Class-action lawsuit eyed in hepatitis C cases against Exeter Hospital

New Hampshire Union Leader, September 24, 2012

Hospital officials say finances not a motive behind proposed Parkview takeover

Bangor Daily News, September 24, 2012

Primary care is next frontier for elite med schools

NPR / Kaiser Health News, September 24, 2012

Group Health CFO resigns; layoffs on the horizon

Puget Sound Business Journal, September 21, 2012

Patients at teaching hospitals don't fare worse when residents come on board

University of Florida News, September 20, 2012

Let's make a deal: Lessons learned from hospital mergers

Minnesota Public Radio, September 20, 2012

Filipino nurses win language discrimination settlement

Los Angeles Times, September 19, 2012

Urgent care centers are booming, which worries some doctors

The Washington Post, September 18, 2012

Hospital boom continues in KY

The Lane Report, September 18, 2012

UMMC will become a teaching hospital in bid to recruit primary care doctors

The Daily News Online, September 18, 2012

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