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Nurses, Hospitals Win with Transition Programs

Alexandra Wilson Pecci

Transition-to-practice programs help nurses find jobs and help hospitals hire skilled, dedicated RNs qualified in advance patient care. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Dangerous Injection Practices Still a Threat

Over the last decade, accessing shared injectable medications with reused syringes and other unsafe practices have resulted in 130,000 patients being notified they were at risk of infection with viruses or bacteria, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. >>>

13 Hospitals Fined for Immediate Jeopardy Violations in CA

Penalties totaling $825,000 are levied against California hospitals in the latest disciplinary actions against acute care facilities that either caused or were likely to cause harm to patients, state officials say. >>>

Slideshow: Emergency Departments Focus on Flow

Patient flow is among the greatest challenges in the emergency department. Hospital leaders are strategizing to reduce congestion, cut wait times, and improve care coordination. View data from the most recent HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report in this slideshow. >>>

Healthcare Drives US Job Growth in May

Healthcare continues to be one of the few steady bright spots in the latest U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics monthly job growth report. The reports have otherwise been erratic and lackluster since the economic downturn in 2008. >>>

Surgical Site Infections Persist, But Why?

A physician researcher argues that there's little chance hospitals can consistently drive down infection rates to zero. That's because there are factors in play beyond a hospital's control, and scientists and doctors are clueless as to what those might be.  >>>



LIVE Webcast

Prevent 30-Day Readmissions

Date: June 27, 2012 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET
Join us for readmissions approaches that work. You’ll leave this interactive webcast with strategies to standardize care protocols for cardiac and pneumonia patients, improve federal funding for these initiatives, and assess and assign patient risk for readmission, including Medicare FFS patients. Featuring speakers from Mount Sinai Medical Center and Intermountain Healthcare. >>>



News Headlines

Hospitals add palliative teams at feverish pace

The New York Times /Associated Press, June 5, 2012

Health reform gets messy in MA

Politico, June 5, 2012

Poll: Only 36 percent of Americans support the ACA

The Atlantic, June 5, 2012

Doctors swap pagers for smartphones

WNYC, June 5, 2012

Reshaping Medicaid care to affect many

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, June 4, 2012

IN considering statewide trauma network

Evansville Courier & Press, June 4, 2012

Hospitals fight drug scarcity, fear patients harmed

Reuters, June 1, 2012

Opinion: We should be in a race for prevention, not cures

The Atlantic, June 1, 2012

Aetna CEO says Supreme Court won't drop entire health law

Bloomberg BusinessWeek, May 31, 2012

Hospital-at-home programs for intensive-care patients spread

USA Today, May 31, 2012



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Rounds: Excellence in Cardiac Care—Elements of Success from The Mount Sinai Medical Center

Date: July 18, 12:00–3:00 p.m. ET
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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

 

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