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Nurses Urged to Examine Their Changing Role

Rebecca Hendren

At the Nursing Management Congress in Las Vegas, attendees are urged to focus on what's most important in the changing face of care delivery. Nurse leaders must identify the parts of the job nurses do that have value — and the parts that don't belong in the role, said a keynote speaker. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Healthcare Workforce Planning Techniques Lagging

Projecting future healthcare workforce demand is a backward-looking process that doesn't account for new technologies and other changes that greatly impact labor forecasts, according to a bipartisan group study. But improving the process could prove nettlesome. >>>

ACO Final Rules Intend to Encourage Consolidation

Leaders fear change. They fear taking on risk. And perhaps most importantly, they fear that accountable care organizations will turn out to be another failed payment experiment from the federal government. Some may rightly consider ACO participation as the worse of two bad options. In that case, it's time to consider consolidation. >>>

Record Increase in State Medicaid Spending Projected

Continuing economic woes, increased Medicaid enrollment, and the end of the federal stimulus program will contribute to a projected 29% increase in states’ spending for the Medicaid program in 2012, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation survey. >>>

Physician Checklist Zaps Wasteful Spending

Physicians and hospitals have been adopting checklists to ensure proper patient care. Now it’s time to take the checklist premise further, to find procedures that should be minimized or eliminated altogether. >>>



News Headlines

How Tele-Navigation Reduces Admissions, Cuts ED Costs

HealthLeaders Media, October 31, 2011

Rise in Medicare premium is lower than predicted

The New York Times, October 31, 2011

Family of girl who needed amputations after ER delay is awarded $10M

Sacramento Bee, October 31, 2011

Insight: Firms to charge smokers, obese more for healthcare

Reuters, October 31, 2011

HHS: Medicare Part B Costs to Drop in 2012

HealthLeaders Media, October 28, 2011

Physician Compensation Incentives Shifting

HealthLeaders Media, October 28, 2011

Few doctors, nurses report asking patients about what they expect in their care

Boston Globe, October 27, 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.
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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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