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HAIs 'Not Just a Nursing Problem'

Alexandra Wilson Pecci, editor for HealthLeaders Media

Nurses cannot prevent hospital-acquired infections by themselves. What's needed is a nurse-led interdisciplinary team-based approach, says the author of a study on infection prevention. >>>


Editor's Picks

A Hidden Cause of Readmissions Comes to Light

Serious complications resulting from surgery are only now attracting attention as a cause for hospital readmissions. That may be because some surgeries will soon be included in Medicare's 3% readmissions penalty algorithm. >>>

Drug Shortages Exacerbated by Supply Chain Woes

Assigning responsibility for the costs linked to maintaining adequate supplies of medications is at the heart of the medication shortage issue, says one pharmaceutical economist. >>>

Strategies for Safer Hospital Medicine Also Cut Costs

New doctors are turning the tables on seasoned physician leaders by introducing strategies to improve quality by curtailing opportunities for medical error and harm. They're also saving hospitals millions in unnecessary spending. >>>

Top 5 ED Procedures to Avoid

A health system's emergency medicine clinicians, using a methodology based on consensus, has developed a list of services that can be avoided to prevent patient harm and reduce hospital costs. >>>

ECRI Cautions Hospitals About Tech Hype

Independent research from the non-profit ECRI Institute aims to distinguish between must-have hospital technologies and manufacturer hype. >>>

3 Heart Month Promotions Pump Up Awareness

February is American Heart month and while many hospital-based campaigns to promote cardio health enjoy high visibility, these three are particularly engaging. >>>

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News Headlines

NJ State Board asks: Are there too many 'doctors' in medical profession?

NJ Spotlight, February 18, 2014

Urgent care centers in MA fill a gap

The Boston Globe, February 18, 2014

Rural, small hospitals may get break from federal rule

The Spokesman-Review, February 17, 2014

NY nurses rally for 'safe staffing' at hospitals, February 17, 2014

Image databank could help diagnose children's brain diseases

The Baltimore Sun, February 17, 2014

Opinion: A watchful eye in hospitals

The New York Times, February 17, 2014

Struggling Brooklyn hospitals expected to remain open after Obama administration approval

New York Daily News, February 14, 2014

Do doctors need EHR 'scribes'?

InformationWeek, February 13, 2014

Hospitals' dialysis plan is under new scrutiny

The New York Times, February 13, 2014

CT Governor: Let NPs work independently

The Hartford Courant, February 12, 2014

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From HealthLeaders Magazine

In Search of EHR's ROI

As healthcare leaders continue to pour money into electronic health record systems, many (but not all) find the return on the investment remains elusive. >>>


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