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How Google Can Help Nurse Managers
Rebecca Hendren, Editor
Google's mission to build a better boss churns up data suggesting that the best nurse managers aren't the ones with the most technical or clinical expertise. The best may be those who are accessible to employees. [Read More]
 
April 26, 2011
 
Editor's Picks

How Will Partnership for Patients Reduce Medical Harm?
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services hasn't yet explained much about how it intends to track success rates for its Partnership for Patients initiative, which aims to slash rates of hospital-acquired conditions and readmissions.[Read More]
Coming Age of the Patient Navigator
Despite some uncertainty regarding cost efficiency and who should fill the role, payers and providers are focusing on case management.[Read More]
Physician Quality Incentive Payments On the Rise
Incentive payments tied to Medicare pay-for-reporting programs topped $230 million in 2009, and participation has increased by 50% each year since, a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services report shows.[Read More]
ACS' Heartburn Over Editorial Lingers
The American College of Surgeons has a bad case of heartburn over a debacle involving the ill-chosen words of its newspaper editor and would-be president-elect. The pain has been aggravated by the virtual inaction of its board.[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]
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]
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 on May 18 for this 90-minute Webcast, including Q&A and case studies, for lessons and insights from marketing leaders with successful referral programs. [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

MA nurses set to strike as Tufts, union won't budge
Boston Herald, April 26, 2011

'Use only as directed' isn't easy
The Wall Street Journal, April 26, 2011

A fight over how drugs are pitched
The New York Times, April 26, 2011

Pediatricians seek better regulation of toxins
USA Today, April 25, 2011

Opinion: Better hand-washing through technology
The New York Times, April 26, 2011

Payroll May Be Healthcare's Biggest Cost Driver
HealthLeaders Media, April 25, 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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