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Nurse Executives Focus on Complexity of Care Delivery
Rebecca Hendren, Editor
The average nurse is in cognitive overload, completing about 100 tasks per with an interruption every three minutes. At its annual meeting, the American Organization of Nurse Executives' put the spotlight on the current nature of nursing work to see how care delivery can be reshaped. [Read More]
 
April 19, 2011
 
Editor's Picks

In an ACO, Who's Accountable?
It can be the hospital, but other organizations, most commonly health plans, large multispecialty physician practices, and medical service organizations can also serve as the "accountable" party in an accountable care organization.[Read More]
Dartmouth Atlas: Costs Rise for Medicare Patients at End of Life
Chronically ill Medicare patients spent fewer days in the hospital and received more hospice care in 2007 than they did in 2003. Patients who were hospitalized, however, got more aggressive, intensive, and costly care, according to a Dartmouth Atlas Project report on end-of-life care.[Read More]
HHS Unveils $1B Program to Reduce Medical Errors
Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has announced a $1 billion patient safety initiative aimed at saving lives and reducing hospital readmissions by 20% over the next three years.[Read More]
Shorter Hospital Stays for Uninsured Patients Compared to Insured
Uninsured patients are typically hospitalized for less time and at a lower cost than insured patients, research by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality finds.[Read More]
Rounds: Patient-Centered Accountable Care
Patient-centered healthcare IS accountable care—accountable for quality, for value, and for patient satisfaction. Join us on April 27 live from Griffin Hospital and Planetree, recognized pioneers in patient-centered care, with more actionable strategies from invited thought leaders at Sharp Memorial and the Maine Patient-Centered Medical Home Pilot. [Read More]
Webcast: Achieving Ambulatory Surgery Center Success in the Reform Era
Reform, reimbursement, and reintegration—a triple threat to ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) or new opportunities for ROI? Join HealthLeaders Media on May 11 for a 90-minute Webcast, including Q&A, to learn how to increase the financial return of ASC operations from leaders with proven ambulatory care ROI. [Read More]
Webcast: Ratchet Up Physician Referrals: Proven Methods & Measures
At the heart of successful physician referral programs are relationships that result in buy-in, engagement, and alignment. How do you build those? And, how do you use data to prove your program's success to the C-suite? Join HealthLeaders Media for this 90-minute Webcast, including Q&A and case studies, for lessons and insights from marketing leaders with successful referral programs. [Read More]
Rounds: Neurological Service Line Growth: Telestroke & Brain Tumor Innovations
Neurological service line success is all about managing the collision of technology, research, and care coordination. Get strategies for managing the collision on May 18, live from Barrow Neurological Institute with invited thought leaders from St. John Providence Health System and St. Luke Hospital. [Read More]

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NurseLeaders Forum

7 Ways Hospitals Can Trim Costs
Hospitals are under intense pressure to reduce their cost of operations as they prepare for an altered healthcare environment requiring higher quality care at a lower price. Here are some tips from a nurse leader.[Read More]

Nursing Headlines

Lung transplants get a little time on their side
Los Angeles Times, April 14, 2011

Leukemia drug shortage worsens
The Wall Street Journal, April 14, 2011

Study finds drop in deadly VA hospital infections
The New York Times, April 14, 2011

NJ hospitals duel over wait times
The Wall Street Journal, April 13, 2011

Webcasts/Rounds

April 27: Rounds: Patient-Centered Accountable Care

May 11: Webcast: Achieving Ambulatory Surgery Center Success in the Reform Era

May 18: Webcast: Ratchet Up Physician Referrals: Proven Methods & Measures

May 18: Rounds: Neurological Service Line Growth: Telestroke & Brain Tumor Innovations

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