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APRNs Have Their Say in Michigan

Alexandra Wilson Pecci

As nurses pursue advanced learning and take on greater clinical and administrative responsibilities, many are making strides toward practicing independently. In Michigan, pending legislation would extend autonomy to advanced practice nurses. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

How Coordinated Care Can Ground Frequent Fliers

Good patient outcomes rely heavily on physician involvement. One way primary care physicians can play a stronger role in easing the burden on emergency departments is by practicing coordinated care. >>>

Hospitals Give Leapfrog Safety Scores a Failing Grade

Healthcare organizations are blasting the measures the Leapfrog Group picked and the methods it used to determine whether any hospital is more likely to harm patients than another. >>>

Best EDs Focus on Flow

While many healthcare leaders have identified patient flow as their main challenge, they continue to deal with overcrowded emergency departments and concerns about patient safety. Research reveals that leaders expect worsening ED revenue margins and an increasing volume of uninsured patients. >>>

Lab's Non-Coverage Notice Deters Medicare Patients

A national lab's use of a form intended to warn diabetic patients about Medicare's limits on coverage for a vital blood test is provoking some patients to reject testing. A Medicare official says the form does not comply with the standards for valid notices of noncoverage. >>>

4 Keys to a Better Emergency Department

Moving toward emergency department improvements is a bumpy journey strewn with a dizzying array of models designed to improve throughput. Health systems are finding direct gains not by singular changes, but through collective actions, hospital leaders say. >>>



FRIDAY 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? Learn from experts at leading physician practices about the realities of assessing readiness and preparing for medical homes, including physician buy-in and reimbursement structure. Get the strategies you need in a customized webcast with a Q&A, an online forum, a takeaway presentation, and 60-day post-event on-demand access. >>>



News Headlines

Sick (and poor) in MA: Longer waits, less satisfied patients

WBUR, June 12, 2012

Wireless sensors reduce ICU days

InformationWeek, June 12, 2012

Noisy hospitals need Rx for quiet as patients rest

Bloomberg BusinessWeek / Associated Press, June 12, 2012

Process Improvements Vital to Cost Containment

HealthLeaders Media, June 11, 2012

States quietly get ready for healthcare law

The Columbus Dispatch / The Washington Post, June 11, 2012

Healthcare law's fate aside, hospitals evolve

The New York Times, June 11, 2012

Should nurses be practicing alone?

Omaha World-Herald, June 8, 2012

Group Medical Appointments Get Another Look

Michelle Wilson Berger for HealthLeaders Media, June 7, 2012

Leapfrog Issues Hospital Safety Report Cards

HealthLeaders Media, June 6, 2012

Hospitals Find Solutions for the No-Pay Self-Pay Patient

HealthLeaders Media, June 6, 2012



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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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