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Nurses Key to Making Healthcare Better

Rebecca Hendren

Nurses make a strong showing in this year's HealthLeaders 20, our annual profile of individuals who are making a difference in healthcare. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Top 12 Healthcare Buzzwords for 2012

Our third annual list of healthcare buzzwords and catchphrases includes a handful of terms that are really oxymorons. And if you think about it, that's the very theme of health reform today. >>>

9 Ways to Prevent Fatigue-Related Errors

Worker fatigue can place patients and healthcare staff at a higher risk of adverse events, says the Joint Commission. In an alert, it lists 10 warning signs and suggests nine strategies for prevention. >>>

How KU Hospital Drives Patient Satisfaction

Since 1999, The University of Kansas Hospital has relied on one employee to lead a customer service training program. She has trained about 12,000 staff on the finer points of making patients happy, and patient experience scores have gone from the single digits to the high 90s. >>>

Inside a Leapfrog Group Top-Ranked Hospital

The CEO of Seattle's Virginia Mason Medical Center explains how adapting and applying the Toyota production system to healthcare has helped the facility earn a sixth appearance on the Leapfrog Group's top hospital list. >>>



News Headlines

Hopkins, Lockheed aim to modernize the ICU

The Baltimore Sun, December 27, 2011

New painkiller has abuse experts worried

Boston Herald/Associated Press, December 27, 2011

Hospitals rate drug abuse potential in patients

Dayton Daily News, December 27, 2011

Calif. nurses strike over benefits, staffing

Bloomberg BusinessWeek, December 23, 2011

Essay: When care is worth it, even if end is death

The New York Times, December 13, 2011

CMS Rule Would Make Gifts to Docs Transparent

HealthLeaders Media, December 15, 2011

Smartphone Apps Bolster Patient Engagement

HealthLeaders Media, December 14, 2011

Hospitals torn on reducing repeat admissions

NPR, December 15, 2011

Vet gets $275K after VA docs leave 2 towels inside him during surgery

The Plain Dealer, December 15, 2011

IHI: Getting Surgeons to Embrace Safety

HealthLeaders Media, December 15, 2011



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From HealthLeaders Magazine

20 People Who Make Healthcare Better—2011

Determination and a willingness to take a chance are among the qualities we see in our annual HealthLeaders 20 as they set about dedicating their professional lives to making a difference for good in healthcare. >>>

 

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