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  May 29, 2012 Follow us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterJoin us on LinkedInRSS feed

Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree Programs Skyrocketing

Alexandra Wilson Pecci

While there were only 20 programs offering doctor of nursing practice degrees in 2006,  the number grew to 184 last year. And an additional 101 programs are in the planning stages, according to data from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

1 in 5 ED Patients Referred By Primary Care Doctors

A CDC survey finds that nearly four in five emergency department patients said they went there because they had nowhere else to go. The rest said they sought the ED because their primary care doctor sent them. >>>

Rounds Preview: Developing True Team Medicine

Oakland, Calif.–based Kaiser Permanente, even with its massive scale of 8.9 million health plan members, more than 16,000 physicians, and 170,000 employees, is built around the team medicine concept. This is an excerpt from a fuller case study which accompanies the May 30th Rounds event, Building ACO Foundations: Lessons From Kaiser Permanente's Integrated Delivery Model. >>>

Facebook Page Gathers Stories of Medical Harm

An investigative journalism group has launched a Patient Harm Community on Facebook, encouraging people to post personal horror stories. Healthcare providers are invited to join in. Should you? >>>

Appalachian, Urban Health Challenges Remarkably Similar

One of the unfortunate ironies of population health is that people who live in the most remote sections of the U.S. often face the same health and healthcare access issues that plague people in large cities, studies show.  >>>

Luxury Hospital Facilities Put Patient Experience First

The striking new hospital buildings built by Johns Hopkins and Sanford Health exemplify patient-centric design on a big budget. But even hospitals without deep pockets can glean inspiration from them. >>>



NEW: Live Webcast

Medical Home—Prime Your Organization for Launch

Date: June 15, 2012 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET
Is establishing a medical home the right fit for your organization? And if so, how do you build it? Move beyond the buzz and learn from experts about the realities of assessing readiness and preparing for medical homes, including physician buy-in, transitioning, standardizing care regardless of payer restrictions, and reimbursement structure. 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. >>>



News Headlines

Medical students learned on the bodies, and now honor the donors

The Washington Post, May 29, 2012

Five Hospitals Share Three Secrets to Improve Knee Surgery Outcomes

HealthLeaders Media, May 25, 2012

Nursing groups locked in lawsuit

Times Union, May 25, 2012

Legislation may enable states to offer universal healthcare

Los Angeles Times, May 25, 2012

High deductibles, unexpected hospital bills produce sticker shock

The Tennessean, May 25, 2012

For hospitals and insurers, new fervor to cut costs

The New York Times, May 24, 2012

Putting patients first, hospital making care more personal

NPR, May 24, 2012

Hospice being marketed as a cost-cutter for hospitals

USA Today, May 23, 2012

Poll: What it's like to be sick in America

KQED, May 23, 2012

E-book Revolution Changes, Challenges Healthcare

HealthLeaders Media, May 22, 2012



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Multimedia/Events

THURSDAY 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, hospital and physician leaders must 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. >>>



From HealthLeaders Magazine

 

ACO Blueprints: Options in Accountability

As the healthcare industry moves away from a transaction-based system, leading organizations are exploring accountable care models of various types. >>>

 

Aetna Building National ACO Network

 

Emphasis on Support in Decision Support



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