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3 Obstacles to Higher Education Levels in Nursing
Rebecca Hendren, Editor
Evidence shows that patient outcomes improve when nurses have baccalaureate degrees. But most nurses don't have them and increasing the numbers with BSNs is tough. Nurse leaders must get fired up and overcome three things that stand in their way. [Read More]
 
August 23, 2011
 
Editor's Picks

Parkland Hospital Submits Plan to Remedy Deficiencies, Protect Funding
In response to a blistering pair of reviews from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Texas Department of Health Services, in which serious deficiencies were found, Parkland Health and Hospital System in Dallas has issued a corrective action plan. [Read More]
NQF Endorses 41 Standards of Pediatric Care
Nearly four months after the Institute of Medicine issued its report calling for quality measures to evaluate the state of pediatric care, the National Quality Forum has endorsed 41 such standards and expects that payers will soon put most into practice. [Read More]
Healthcare Workers Still Skeptical About Flu Vaccinations
Efforts to get more healthcare workers vaccinated are having little success, with results far short of the nation's 90% goal, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [Read More]
10 ACO Blunders You Can Avoid
Any entity considering becoming an accountable care organization must be prepared to avert these 10 costly missteps, says a public health expert. [Read More]
Rounds: Performance Improvement for Quality and Bottom-Line Outcomes
Date: October 26, 2011
About: Attend on-site or participate via live simulcast. Host Denver Health with invited guest Virtua share how to make continuous quality improvement with a focus on bottom-line value part of your institutional culture and process. [Register Today]

Intelligence Report: The New Patient Experience Imperative
22% of healthcare leaders say lack of cultural fit or employee buy-in is their organization's biggest patient experience stumbling block, according to this HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report. Get the free report with exclusive research and analysis. [Read More]

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

Opinion: An e-ripoff of the U.S.
Los Angeles Times, August 22, 2011

Opinion: What's charitable care?
Chicago Tribune, August 22, 2011

US scrambling to ease shortage of vital medicine
The New York Times, August 22, 2011

Natural defense against 'super bug' C. diff uncovered
The Plain Dealer, August 22, 2011

Nuns, a 'dying breed' fade from leadership roles at Catholic hospitals
The New York Times, August 22, 2011

CA midwife convicted of practicing medicine without a license
Los Angeles Times, August 19, 2011

VA hospital employees, patients charged with selling pills
Miami Herald, August 19, 2011

Use of RAI for Thyroid Cancer Comes Under Scrutiny
Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, August 18, 2011

Price Gouging Spikes Drug Costs Up to 4500%, Purchasing Group Says
Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, August 17, 2011


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