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Specialty Nursing Certifications Linked to Lower HAI Rates

Alexandra Wilson Pecci

Critical care units with higher percentages of registered nurses holding national specialty certifications have lower rates of certain hospital-acquired infections, research shows. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Putting Data in Nurses' Hands

Nursing informatics is an emerging field, and organizations that have been aggressive about getting data into nurses' hands (and smartphones) are reaping the rewards. >>>

When a Surgical Site Infection Sends a Friend Through Hell

Once in a while, you hear a story that synthesizes all the talk about infection prevention and surgical checklists into a real-life horror that is as painful as it is urgent. That's when an adverse event happens to someone you know personally. >>>

Facing the Care Coordination Challenge

When it comes to clinical quality improvement, CEOs see care coordination as their greatest strategic challenge. In fact, with 10 possible answers, it was the choice of 30% of the CEOs who took the annual HealthLeaders Media Industry Survey. How to overcome it? >>>

ICD-10 Deadline Postponed, Sebelius Confirms

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says the federal government will delay for an unspecified time the compliance deadline for providers to implement the ICD-10 diagnostic and procedural coding system. >>>

Book: The Healthcare Executive's Guide to ACO Strategy

This comprehensive book dissects the integral components of ACOs from the view of physicians, providers, and payers and analyzes CMS's final regulations. Get the book that provides specifics on incorporating accountable care structure and strategy into your organization and enter the ACO era prepared and positioned to succeed. >>>



Impact Analysis Report

 

ICD-10: Skating on Thin Margins

Don't let the ICD-10 delay derail your plans. Get exclusive, original ICD-10 research, analysis, and insights from top executives at NYU Langone Medical Center, Lakewood Health System, Southwest General Health Center, Frederick Regional Health System, and MemorialCare Health System.

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News Headlines

Children’s Hospital reports progress on asthma

The Boston Globe, February 21, 2012

Two-thirds of CO docs refuse or limit basic Medicare patients

KUNC, February 21, 2012

Catholic hospitals expand, religious strings attached

The New York Times, February 21, 2012

Congress OKs Doc Fix, Payroll Tax-Cut Extension

HealthLeaders Media, February 17, 2012

Obama doubles down on healthcare reform

Portfolio.com, February 17, 2012

More doctors 'fire' vaccine refusers

The Wall Street Journal, February 17, 2012

The impact of the ACA in one map

The Washington Post, February 17, 2012

Health centers growing more slowly than planned

Journal Sentinel, February 16, 2012

Healthcare in MA turns to cost control

NPR, February 15, 2012

 



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