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Making Nurses Into Leaders

Alexandra Wilson Pecci

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing teams with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania to launch an executive leadership program for nurses. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

In Nursing, Accountability Fosters Quality

To know how well nurses are executing on quality and patient safety issues, give them a barometer—in the form of metrics and standards—to measure where they stand compared with individuals and units at their hospital and at like institutions. >>>

HHS Launches $200M APRN Training Demo

A graduate nurse education demonstration project will help train and place advanced practice registered nurses such as nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, and certified nurse anesthetists in five cities, the Department of Health and Human Services has announced. >>>

30-Day Readmission, Mortality Rates Updated

A major update to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Hospital Compare website refreshes data for 30-day readmission and mortality rates. >>>

Building the Best Physician Team

Health systems are looking to forge relationships bound by teamwork, cohesiveness, and coordination as never before. Now hospitals are revamping their leadership structures, and some are going further, establishing academies to cultivate physician leaders. >>>

Hospitals' Adverse Event Reporting Systems Inadequate

The systems by which the nation's hospitals detect and quantify patient harm within their facilities can be summarized by the Tower of Babel cliché: It seems that everyone uses a different definition of what is a reportable adverse event. >>>


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

Patient safety advisers say NY buried report

Times Union, July 31, 2012

Study examines link between nurse burnout, care

The Philadelphia Inquirer, July 31, 2012

Doctor shortage likely to worsen with health law

The New York Times, July 30, 2012

The short life and lonely death of Sabrina Seelig

The New York Times, July 30, 2012

Wireless sensors aim to unravel hospital lines

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, July 30, 2012

In-store clinics look to be a remedy for healthcare law influx

Los Angeles Times, July 30, 2012

Medicaid expansion may lower death rates, study says

The New York Times, July 27, 2012

Worries grow as healthcare firms send jobs overseas

Los Angeles Times, July 26, 2012

Patient-centered team care is taking off in OH

The Columbus Dispatch, July 25, 2012



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Multimedia/Events

Rounds: Sustainable Patient-Centered Excellence—Lessons From Sharp HealthCare

Date: September 5, 9:00–12:00 p.m.

Pacific Sharp HealthCare leaders reveal the secrets that have enabled them to turn their patient-centered care initiative into a sustainable program that's ingrained in the culture, improves outcomes, and grows stronger over time. By combining their Sharp Experience performance improvement initiative with the Planetree Patient-Centered Care Model, they have built an organization of sustainable patient-centered excellence like no other. >>>



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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