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Rethinking Agency Nurses

Alexandra Wilson Pecci

Agency nurses are just as educated and nearly as experienced as permanent nurses and may be a good solution to the projected nursing shortage, a study says. >>>


Editor's Picks

Employees Before Patients: Heresy? Or Management Gold?

Two authors, one of whom is a healthcare CEO, share lessons on workplace culture that they say require healthcare providers to first care for employees. The rest, they say, will follow. >>>

Pharmacy Fungus Plunges Doctors Into 'Gray Zone'

There still are no clear recommendations for the proper course of care for patients exposed to or infected by the black mold or fungus linked to a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy, researchers say. >>>

Better Practice Efficiency Comes with Automation

When it comes to physician documentation of professional charge information for reimbursement, high physician adoption of automated processes remains elusive for many practices. >>>

How a Storm-Battered Health System is Helping Employees

NorthShore-LIJ Health System responded to Hurricane Sandy by building an Emergency Response Center. It's helping employees with shelter, food, and financial assistance. And leaders are redirecting proceeds of a capital fundraiser toward employees—and the community. >>>

4 Stories About Social Media's Awesome Power

Skeptics may scoff at Twitter and Internet videos, but the Mayo Clinic has proof that medical information distributed via social media tools can and does help patients understand and find treatment for injury and illness. >>>

Young Doctors Spend 13% More Than Older Physicians

Older doctors can teach younger, less experienced physicians a lesson or two about cutting costs by using less costly procedures, a RAND study shows. >>>

Top 10 Healthcare IT Hazards

Alarm hazards and patient data mismatches in electronic health records systems are prominent on the ECRI Institute's Top 10 Health Technology Hazards report for 2013. >>>

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Cardiology Service Line—From Volume to Value

Date: Nov. 27, 2012, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

Coordinate protocols and standardize approaches to better manage cost and reform transitions in the cardiology service line, without cutting into the service or quality of care. Join Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute, Sacred Heart Hospital, and Wellmont Health System as they share tactical approaches for maneuvering through healthcare reform transitions in the cardiology service line.

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News Headlines

Hospitals say health reform work still on track

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, November 13, 2012

Bellevue Hospital won't fully reopen until February

DNAinfo, November 13, 2012

Medicare electronic submissions system makes slow start

InformationWeek, November 13, 2012

Legal drugs, deadly outcomes

Los Angeles Times, November 13, 2012

Sandy inspires first Doctors Without Borders US relief effort

Reuters, November 12, 2012

As risk grew, hospitals turned a blind eye

The Boston Globe, November 12, 2012

How hospitals are using palm readers

The New York Times, November 12, 2012

States must play catch-up on health overhaul

Treasury & Risk / Bloomberg, November 9, 2012

Values exercise improves doctor-patient communication

Reuters, November 9, 2012

Hospitals gamble on urgent care clinics to keep patients healthy

Kaiser Health News, November 9, 2012

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Webcast: Decoding Payer Contracting in a New Era of Population Health

Date: December 5, 2012, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

For providers, population health management is the next step in healthcare reform, but to make that move providers must place greater emphasis on commercial payer contracts. Innovative healthcare organizations such as Iowa Health System and Bellin Health System are already getting these programs off the ground. Join these leading organizations as they share best practices and lessons learned when establishing population health programs and commercial payer contracts.

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Placing Your Bets

Value-based care is here and standing pat is not a viable option. Yet healthcare leaders face substantial risks for generations to come as they develop new businesses and clinical relationships to gain tighter control of the care continuum. >>>


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