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Ending Kneejerk Responses to Medical Errors
Rebecca Hendren, Editor
Mistakes are a fact of life. When it comes to medical errors, a rush to judgment isn't the answer. A balanced response emphasizes individual and organizational accountability and strives to remove the emotional response that occurs whenever there is a medical error or a near miss. [Read More]
 
June 21, 2011
 
Editor's Picks

NQF Adds 4 Serious Reportable Events, Updates 25
The National Quality Forum board has approved a list of 29 serious reportable events for endorsement including surgical and invasive procedures and radiologic, device, and care management events. The full list of events is subject to a public appeals process. [Read More]
Pronovost: Surveillance Bias Threatens Quality Payment Fairness
A serious problem of 'surveillance bias' threatens the fairness of quality incentive payments and therefore, the integrity of public reporting about harm, says Johns Hopkins Medicine quality pioneer Peter Pronovost, MD. [Read More]
CMS to Tap Tech for Medicare Fraud Fight
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will apply predictive modeling tools, similar to those used by credit card companies, to help identify potentially fraudulent Medicare claims on a nationwide basis. [Read More]
House Calls 2.0 Come Knocking
The house call is an idea whose time may have come again. This time around an entrepreneur with little healthcare experience is showing leadership and an innovative spirit, and might be honing in on what you've considered your territory. [Read More]
Webcast: Transform Your ED into a Profit Center
Date: June 23, 2011
About: Get in-the-trenches management tools and techniques to grow your ED's bottom line. Learn how Heartland Health revamped processes and increased revenue from $15 million to $33.5 million and turned its ED into a profit center with a 40% margin. [Read More]

Webcast: Cultivating Physician-Hospital Alignment in the ACO Era
Date: July 20, 2011
About: Integration will be the key to success in the accountable care era, whether your organization develops an official ACO or not. Organizations must develop strong relationships with employed and affiliated physicians. Join us to get alignment strategies to thrive in an increasingly integrated industry. [Read More]


NurseLeaders Forum

Patient Classification Systems Address Nurse Staffing Balance
A patient classification system applies an evidence-based approach enabling hospitals to assign, match, and schedule nurses where they are needed the most, experts say. [Read More]

Nursing Headlines

Mass burial honors those who gave bodies to science
The Baltimore Sun, June 20, 2011

Drug trials pose dilemma for some hospitals
The Tennessean, June 20, 2011

Many hospitals overuse double CT scans, data show
The Washington Post, June 20, 2011

CO nurse accused of stealing IDs of hospital patients
9News.com, June 16, 2011

Healthcare Leaders Address Class of 2011
Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, June 16, 2011

MGMA: 'Mixed Movement' on Physician Compensation
John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, June 16, 2011


Grady Memorial Hospital to cut another 120 jobs
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, June 15, 2011


Trident Health lays off 35: Medicaid cuts cited
The Post and Courier (SC), June 15, 2011



Webcasts/Rounds

June 23: Webcast: Transform Your ED into a Profit Center

July 20: Webcast: Cultivating Physician-Hospital Alignment in the ACO Era

July 21: Crew Resource Management for Nursing: A Framework to Improve Patient Care

August 16: Rounds: The Real Value of ACOs

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