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Grow Your Own Nurse Leaders

Alexandra Wilson Pecci

Taking its cue from the Institute of Medicine's landmark Future of Nursing report, UnitedHealth will pay for 30 registered nurses to get their master's degrees and learn how to be educators themselves. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Feeding Tube Use in Dementia Patients Linked to Pressure Ulcers

The author of a study examining Medicare claims data for hospital patients with dementia who are treated with feeding tubes says, "we have the wrong financial incentives, and those incentives are doing more harm than good." >>>

CMS Grants Providers $122M to Improve Care, Cut Costs

The largest of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' 26 initial healthcare innovation grants goes to an Ohio program designed to improve care for children with Medicaid who frequently access care through the emergency department. >>>

Patient-Centered Care Redistributes Responsibility

A program that enables hospital patients to self-administer medications for chronic illnesses is testing old notions about care delivery and safety while creating a system of more efficient care. >>>

Hospital Eyes Housing as Prime Recruiting Tool

Orlando's Florida Hospital will offer hospital employees preferred leasing options on apartment units within a five-minute walking commute to Florida Hospital Orlando in an effort to boost recruitment of nurses and various medical specialties. >>>



Intelligence Report

Volume, Flow, and Safety Issues in the ED

As health systems try to improve their EDs, healthcare leaders are watching the financial framework with caution. About 80% say they expect their ED revenue margins will worsen as a result of healthcare reform and 78% say their reimbursement also will get worse, according to this HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report. Get the free report with exclusive research and analysis. >>>



News Headlines

Nurse practitioners say TX should cut unneeded limits on their Rx powers

The Dallas Morning News, May 15, 2012

Opinion: Health insurance expansion looming, primary care turf battle heats up

The Washington Post, May 15, 2012

Workers at 8 Twin Cities hospitals take strike vote

Star Tribune, May 15, 2012

Aging population leads MN nurses back to school

Minnesota Public Radio, May 15, 2012

Retail health clinics grow in popularity

Las Vegas Review-Journal, May 14, 2012

Employers shift more health costs to workers

The Boston Globe, May 14, 2012

Healthcare jobs fuel revival in Pittsburgh

Los Angeles Times, May 14, 2012

'Habitual excellence': The workplace according to Paul O'Neill

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 14, 2012

High-cost Medicare hospitals identified

The News Tribune, May 10, 2012

University of Miami med school laying off 800

Miami Herald, May 9, 2012



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Multimedia/Events

LIVE Webcast: Tactics for Valuing Medical Practices: Buying, Selling and Mergers

Date: May 31, 2012
About: From administrative issues to physician compensation, timing, and cultural fit, negotiating requires hospital and physician leaders to respond to the key motivations and market realities that come with buying or selling a physician practice. Get the strategies you need in a customized webcast with a new interview-driven format, expanded Q&A, online forum, takeaway presentation, and 60-day post-event on-demand access. >>>



From HealthLeaders Magazine

 

Physicians, Hospital Executives Get Collaborative

Relationships between physicians and executive leadership have never been smooth, but they've never been more important. Now legislative and contractual changes are forcing both parties to reconsider how they work together. >>>

 

Pharmaceutical Robotics Require Careful Assessment

 

Hospitals Scrutinize ACOs



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