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Medical Error 'Second Victims' Get Some Help, Finally

Cheryl Clark

Patients are the obvious first victims of medical mistakes, but doctors, nurses, and other clinicians are often the second victims, who must grapple with the emotional distress of errors and bad outcomes. >>>


Editor's Picks

Healthgrades Releases Clinical Excellence Hospital Rankings

Of about 1,500 eligible facilities, only 262 received top scores. Noticeably absent are some of the most prominent, such as the Cleveland Clinic, Johns Hopkins Medical Center, and Massachusetts General Hospital. >>>

Readmissions May be Triggered by 'Post-Hospital Syndrome'

Sleep deprivation, poor nourishment, pain, and other hospital-induced stressors may be making patients sick with other conditions after their primary illnesses are resolved, a researcher suggests. >>>

4 Ways HR Can Raise Flu Shot Compliance

While some hospitals have instituted policies warning employees to get the flu shot or get fired (and are following through), the most successful strategies incentivize changes in employee behaviors. >>>

A Road Runs Through These Order Sets

A wiki-based project for sharing and standardizing order sets may open the door to sharing protocols, documentation, policies, and procedures among healthcare providers. >>>

Why Medicare Advantage Star Ratings Matter

Collectively, health insurers that receive bonus payments for multiple-star ratings under the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Star Quality Rating System for Medicare Advantage plans stand to rake in billions of dollars. >>>

HL20: Hiep T. Nguyen, MD—The Robotic Surgery Jedi

In our annual HealthLeaders 20 feature, we profile individuals who are changing healthcare for the better. This is the story of Hiep T. Nguyen, MD, attending urologist, director of the Pediatric TeleUrology Service at Boston Children's Hospital, coordinator of more than 40 robotic projects, and passionate participant in international education. >>>

LIVE Webcast

Optimize the Nurse Skill Set—Lower Labor Costs and Raise Quality

Date: January 24, 2013, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

As the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services develops new programs and tools as a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, healthcare providers must focus on the care continuum model. Join Glide Health Services and Huron Healthcare as they share their tools for managing nurse labor costs.

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News Headlines

UnitedHealth, Mayo pool info to drop cost of care

Star Tribune, January 17, 2013

'Surge plan' helps hospitals cope with flu

United Press International, January 16, 2013

NY senator wants probe of VA mistake

The Buffalo News, January 16, 2013

'Fiscal cliff' law to affect Medicare's quality reporting

InformationWeek, January 16, 2013

WakeMed clarifies statements on Medicare fraud settlement

The News & Observer, January 15, 2013

Are providers ripe for a massive medical records heist?

Government Health IT, January 15, 2013

Patients rarely told about hospital medication errors

The Baltimore Sun / Reuters, January 15, 2013

A snapshot of influenza activity in all 50 states

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Associated Press, January 14, 2013

NY ties docs' income to quality of care

The New York Times, January 14, 2013

CA legislator vows action on reckless prescribing of addictive pills

Los Angeles Times, January 14, 2013

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Webcast: Boost Patient Satisfaction Scores Through an Accountability Model

Date: February 14, 2013, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

Ardent Health Services, Monroe Clinic, and The Baird Group drill down on tools and strategies they've used to create a sustainable patient experience model based on accountability and service excellence. Learn what your team should be doing to accomplish these goals and help your organization boost its bottom line.

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From HealthLeaders Magazine

20 People Who Make Healthcare Better—2012

They are nurses and physicians. They are researchers and executives. They are providers and payers. They are watchdogs and innovators. And they are patients. They are this year's HealthLeaders 20 honorees, selected for their efforts to make healthcare better. Their stories are sometimes tinged with struggles or challenges, but always, ultimately, with success. >>>


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