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Nursing Borrows a Trick from Manufacturing

Alexandra Wilson Pecci

As part of an effort to improve patient safety, a nurse leader explains techniques for 'stopping the line' in a way that is non-threatening to peers and physicians. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Curbing Nurse Obesity Can Shrink Hospital Costs

A study confirms that nurses are at greater risk for obesity than the general population. Hospitals that take steps to create a healthier work environment for nurses can potentially lower labor costs, cut down on medical errors, and improve patient outcomes. >>>

Diabetes Coordination Program a Lesson in Rural Innovation

A community health system in Maryland uses grant money to tackle diabetes at the primary care level. It believes the program will pay for itself with healthier patients requiring fewer emergency interventions and hospitalizations. >>>

Kaiser Permanente Ordered to Halt Denial of Care

Kaiser Foundation Health Plan is illegally denying some California enrollees physical, speech and occupational therapy services, says a cease and desist order filed by the state. >>>



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News Headlines

CMS Plan to Restrict Sale of Pain Drugs Opposed by AMA

HealthLeaders Media, March 6, 2012

Digital records may not cut health costs, study cautions

The New York Times, March 6, 2012

Medicare Patients Given Fewer Treatment Options

HealthLeaders Media, March 5, 2012

To stay fiscally healthy, CA hospitals want fewer patients

Los Angeles Times, March 5, 2012

Opinion: Why doctors fire patients—The great vaccine debate

Chicago Tribune, March 1, 2012

Hospitals find ways to limit readmissions (VA)

The Virginian-Pilot, March 1, 2012

NYC hospitals do poorly in patient safety

Consumer Reports, March 1, 2012

MN nurses union calls for legislation on hospital staffing

Star Tribune, February 29, 2012

At-risk patients gain attention of health insurers

The New York Times, February 29, 2012



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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) have reaped the rewards. >>>

 

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