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10 Ways to Halt Drug Diversion

Cheryl Clark

The Mayo Clinic is a leader in dealing with opioid-addicted physicians, nurses, and technicians and the risk they present to patient safety. >>>


Editor's Picks

How Hospitals Are Reinventing Themselves

Inpatient care is still a bedrock of almost all health systems, but its role in the care continuum is changing dramatically. >>>

Arresting Sepsis Early Saves Money, Lives

Some hospitals are addressing sepsis by quickly identifying high-risk patients in the emergency department and treating them to stop progression. >>>

Nurse Flu Shot Compliance Reverberates Through Community

For every 15 healthcare providers who receive the influenza vaccination, one fewer person in the community will contract an influenza-like illness, research shows. >>>

How HR Can Help Prevent Hospital Gun Violence

Violence can erupt anywhere on a hospital campus. Human resources professionals play a vital role in preventing on-the-job violence by setting policies and training employees in techniques to keep everyone safer. >>>

Doctor Uses Jazz to Tune up Physician Communication

Paul Haidet, MD, applies lessons gleaned from his lifelong love of jazz to teach physicians how to better communicate with patients. >>>

How Palliative Care Programs Drive Value

Turner West, director of Education and Community Programs at Lexington, KY-based Hospice of the Bluegrass, discusses how palliative care can drive value at hospitals in areas such as readmissions, mortality, and patient satisfaction. >>>

CLABSI Prevention Spotlighted at APIC Conference

A trio of reports on protocols for reducing rates of central line-associated bloodstream infections was among the highlights of the annual conference of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology. >>>

Intelligence Report

Intelligence Report: The Clinical Strategy for Financial Health—Care Redesign & Standardization

This report reveals how leading organizations are implementing programs aimed at care redesign, care standardization, and driving waste out of healthcare delivery. Free Download >>>

News Headlines

FBI begins criminal inquiry in VA scandal

The New York Times, June 12, 2014

Medicare patients must beware 'observation' status in hospitals

Chicago Tribune / Reuters, June 12, 2014

For cancer specialists, disease can make them better doctors

San Francisco Chronicle, June 12, 2014

UPMC 'moves' Hillman for chemotherapy savings

Insurance News Net / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 11, 2014

Fletcher Allen revises charity care policy, June 11, 2014

Senate bill hikes funding for medical research, fraud prevention

The Hill, June 11, 2014

More patients flocking to ERs under Obamacare

The Courier-Journal, June 10, 2014

In Oregon, end of life orders help people avoid the ICU

NPR, June 10, 2014

Killing a patient to save his life

The New York Times, June 10, 2014

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