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Nurses Uniquely Suited To Be Care Coordinators

Alexandra Wilson Pecci, editor for HealthLeaders Media

Even beyond the clinical understanding and expertise that's required of the job, care coordinators who come from nursing backgrounds have a wealth of other skills to draw on. What are needed now are programs to formalize care coordination training. >>>


Editor's Picks

IPPS Proposed Rule Adds Readmission Measures, HAC Timeline

CMS's proposed rule for Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for acute care hospitals includes clarification on which patient stays qualify as legitimate hospitals admissions and exempts certain planned admissions from the readmissions penalty. >>>

If ACE Units Are So Great, Why Aren't They Everywhere?

Hospital units that focus on acute care of the elderly have been improving outcomes and lowering costs most everywhere they've been tried over the last 20 years. They 'pencil out,' especially in a setting of healthcare reform, but aren't widespread. What gives? >>>

FDA Probes Docs Over da Vinci Robot Problems

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is counting on physicians to offer insights into complaints about the da Vinci robot, which is under scrutiny in lawsuits and medical board reviews as never before. >>>

Boston Bombing Hurt Hospital Staff, Too

Clinicians can suffer emotional and physical trauma while caring for patients of mass casualty events. Because staff might be too busy or distracted to look out for themselves, employers must provide support services for hospital workers. >>>

HHS Would Hike Whistleblower Rewards to $10M

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has unveiled a proposed rule that would pay rewards of nearly $10 million to Medicare beneficiaries and other whistleblowers whose fraud tips identify and recover funds. >>>

Critical Access Hospitals Strive to Improve Outcomes in MT

Critical access hospitals, by their mission and geography, aren't always able to tap into the advantages of bigger systems. But in Montana, rural providers are involved in a pilot project to start closing the gaps. >>>

Intelligence Report

Intelligence Report: Reshaping the Cardio Service Line for Population Health and Reform Challenges

76% of healthcare leaders report positive margin from cardio. This report explores how best to evolve cardio service lines to support prevention, expand offerings, and maintain healthy margins. Purchase Today >>>

News Headlines

Hospital patients need an advocate at their side to avoid medical errors

The Washington Post, April 30, 2013

Hospital ER remains a construction zone six months after Sandy

CBS New York, April 30, 2013

How a serial-killing night nurse hacked hospital drug protocol

Wired, April 30, 2013

Healthcare jobs saved MN

Minnesota Public Radio, April 29, 2013

Editorial: HMA investing further in local economy, healthcare

Naples Daily News, April 29, 2013

Boston ER doctor finds marathon memories hard to shake

NPR, April 26, 2013

Health provider strives to keep hospital beds empty

The New York Times, April 25, 2013

Patient grievances falling as Parkland works through problems

Dallas Business Journal, April 25, 2013

Patient engagement remains elusive

InformationWeek, April 25, 2013

Racing to spread word about new health plans

The New York Times, April 24, 2013

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