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  October 25, 2011 Follow us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterJoin us on LinkedInRSS feed

Higher Patient Safety Scores Require Fully Engaged Nurses

Rebecca Hendren

All members of the nursing staff need to feel directly responsible for patient safety. Quality improvement becomes one more meaningless directive from "above" unless nurses feel engaged in the process, involved in the plans, and accountable for the results. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

ACO Final Rule: 10 Healthcare Leaders Sound Off

While the final rules governing accountable care organizations released allow numerous concessions and dangle many carrots to woo providers, many healthcare leaders still have serious concerns. >>>

4 Unpleasant Predictions for 2012

HealthLeaders Media research sheds light on how financial leaders are responding to this year’s challenges, and what problems are looming next. >>>

Medicare Cuts Will Slash Healthcare Jobs, AHA Says

In a tactical shift to protect hospital funding from budget cuts, senior leaders at the American Hospital Association and the American Nurses Association are cautioning the Super Committee that any significant cuts to Medicare or Medicaid "could create devastating job losses in our communities." >>>

HIT Barriers to Patient Engagement Persist

The correlation between accountable care models and healthcare information technology that connects and engages patients permeates conversations at The Center for Connected Health annual symposium in Boston. >>>



News Headlines

Probing the mystery of drug supply disruption

Philadelphia Inquirer, October 24, 2011

UMC nurses approved for competitive paychecks

Las Vegas Sun, October 24, 2011

Free mass clinic puts emphasis on prevention

Los Angeles Times, October 21, 2011

Opinion: When doing nothing is the best medicine

The New York Times, October 21, 2011

Hospitals work to lower 30-day readmission rates

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, October 19, 2011

Behind the Class Act, a numbers game

The New York Times, October 19, 2011

ADHD guidelines could increase treatment in preschoolers, teens

The Boston Globe, October 18, 2011



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Multimedia/Events

Rounds: The Business and Clinical Path to Medical Home

Date: November 11, 2011 About: Attend on-site or participate via live simulcast. Live from host St. Joseph Health System—reaching the vision of patient–centered medical home requires strong links between hospital and physician to achieve best patient outcomes. Join us for the dialogue in a special, complimentary Rounds, sponsored by RelayHealth. >>>


Webcast: Battle-Tested Tactics for Key Internal Marketing Initiatives

Date: November 8, 2011 About: In this 90-minute Webcast, benefit from lessons learned from Catholic Health Initiatives’ communication campaign for EHR implementation, and learn what your service lines can mean for marketing opportunities. >>>




From HealthLeaders Magazine

Patient Engagement Takes Physician Leadership

As providers become increasingly accountable for healthcare outcomes, patient engagement grows in significance. Individuals should take responsibility for their health, but what role do the providers play in turning consumers of care into partners in care? >>>

 

Treating Patient as Partner

 

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