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Inside an Award-winning ED's Nursing Department

Alexandra Wilson Pecci

The continuous quest for improvement is part of the culture at Boston Children's Hospital, and it's part of the reason that the hospital's ED was one of eight winners of the Emergency Nurses Association's second annual Lantern Awards. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Nurse Bullying's Corrosive Effect on Colleagues Confirmed

Bullying in the workplace has a corrosive effect on the morale and job satisfaction of not only the intended victim, but also on the nurses who witness the maltreatment of a colleague, a Canadian study shows. >>>

Hospitals Rarely Report Adverse Events, Says OIG

An Office of Inspector General report finds that 60% of adverse and temporary events nationally occurred at hospitals in states with reporting systems. But only 12% of the events met state requirements for reporting. And hospitals reported only 1% of the events. >>>

CMS Updates Hospital Compare Website

Annual readmissions and mortality rate data has been refreshed on the Hospital Compare website, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has also updated performance data for hospital-acquired conditions and outpatient imaging safety measures. >>>

Low HCAHPS Scores at Safety Net Hospitals Examined

On nearly every measure of the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Health Plans Survey patient experience questionnaire, safety net hospitals scored 5.6 percentage points lower than their non-safety net counterparts, a review of survey responses shows. Researchers offer two explanations for the disparity. >>>

Berwick's Top 7 Concerns About Healthcare Reform

Former Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services chief Don Berwick urges healthcare stakeholders to be vigilant in making sure that real healthcare reform continues, and shares his concerns about costs, the role of prevention, and healthcare insurance exchanges. >>>



Intelligence Report

Clinical Quality—Data is the Key to Survival

Healthcare organizations today overwhelmingly track clinical quality outcomes and patient safety metrics. However, while 76% are implementing EHRs, only 44% say the systems benefit patient safety, according to this HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report. Get the free report or Premium version with exclusive research and analysis. >>>



News Headlines

Economy, budget woes threaten non-profit hospitals

Reuters, July 24, 2012

Hospitals' readmission rates still too high, CMS says

The Washington Post / Kaiser Health News, July 23, 2012

Nurses can provide anesthesia, CO court rules

Ventura County Star / Associated Press, July 23, 2012

When medical informatics clashes with medical culture

InformationWeek, July 20, 2012

Hospital's heavy lifting lightens load on nurses

USA Today / The Tennessean, July 20, 2012

Documentary explores a public hospital treating the uninsured

PBS NewsHour, July 20, 2012

After boy's death, hospital alters discharge procedures

The New York Times, July 19, 2012

Opinion: Don't get sick in July

The New York Times, July 19, 2012

PPACA Whips Up Uncertainty for Hospitals

HealthLeaders Media, July 18, 2012



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Webcast: 4 Strategies to Transform Patient Experience

Date: July 26, 2012, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET
Don't aim for just a good patient experience; Build an exceptional, sustainable patient experience. Get proven strategies from executives at MemorialCare Health System and Fauquier Health and other industry leaders on how to tailor the message for specific departments, improve patient experience beyond the walls of the hospital—even how to sustain a patient experience transformation. >>>



From HealthLeaders Magazine

 

Refocus: Building the Best Physician Team

As hospitals move from a fee-for-service to value-based world, leaders are exploring how to create a physician team of generalists, specialists, and subspecialists to best meet the new needs of care.  >>>

 

Financial Benefits of Telehealth

 

The New ICD-10 Deadline



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