Please add this newsletter to your Safe Sender list
View this email as a Web page | Manage Account


  August 7, 2012 Follow us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterJoin us on LinkedInRSS feed

Don't Underestimate Damage Caused by Burned Out Nurses

Alexandra Wilson Pecci

A study linking nurse burnout and patient infections deserves the swift attention of nurse leaders, not only so they can address employee satisfaction issues, but also to improve patient care and hold down hospital costs. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Slideshow: 3 Hospital Rankings Compared

See how top hospitals measure up across three ratings systems. We compare hospital safety scores from the Leapfrog Group and Consumer Reports alongside the overall rankings of U.S. News & World Report's 17 top-rated hospitals. >>>

Hospital Infections Linked to Burned Out Nurses

Hospitals where higher numbers of nurses report burnout, as measured by the Maslach survey, also had higher rates of surgical site and urinary tract infections than hospitals with fewer burned out nurses, a report says. >>>

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. >>>

3 Ways to Address Nursing Underperformance

Nurse leaders offer three pointers for dealing with individuals or nursing units that miss the mark on quality and patient safety metrics. >>>

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. >>>

Rounds Preview: Innovations in Women's Health

Hospitals have known for years that there are many advantages to marketing a comprehensive set of women's health services as a single unit. North Shore-LIJ Health System set out four years ago to create the Katz Institute for Women's Health to develop that structure. >>>

Use Telehealth to Zap the Cost of Sick Days

Next time you hear an obviously ill employee sneeze, grab the tissues—then use them to dry your own tears, because your bottom line is about to take a hit. Now reach for telemedicine. It holds the potential to bring relief to your hospital or healthcare organization. >>>



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 versions with exclusive research and analysis. >>>



News Headlines

MA health cost law bans mandatory overtime for nurses

WBUR, August 7, 2012

MA governor signs new healthcare cost measure

The Boston Globe, August 7, 2012

Big Med: Can hospital chains improve the medical industry?

The New Yorker, August 7, 2012

Nursing schools brace for faculty shortage

NPR, August 6, 2012

Quality improvement program cuts medically unnecessary scheduled births

Chicago Tribune / Reuters, August 3, 2012

The clatter of the hospital room

The New York Times, August 3, 2012

Concierge medicine in CA buys more time with doctors

San Francisco Chronicle, August 2, 2012

Bariatric surgery risk varies among hospitals, study finds

Los Angeles Times, August 2, 2012

Grow Hospital Volume and Revenue with Employee Care

HealthLeaders Media, August 1, 2012

Unclear if ICU telemedicine can save hospitals money

Fox News, August 1, 2012

Stay Connected to HealthLeaders

Don't Miss the News You Want.

Spam filters exist for a reason, but not for the news you need. Make sure you aren't missing your daily and/or weekly industry coverage. Add our address—news.editor@healthleadersmedia.com—to your address book or e-mail whitelist to keep the news you need in your inbox.


Is All of Your Leadership Team In The Know?

Our award-winning Daily News & Analysis e-newsletter can keep your leadership team abreast of relevant breaking news, and with in-depth industry coverage through 10 weekly e-newsletters that hit every pillar of healthcare, we've got your whole leadership team covered. Subscribe to any—or all—of our e-newsletters.



Multimedia/Events

Rounds: A Comprehensive Women's Health Service Line—Lessons from North Shore-LIJ

Date: August 9, 2012, 12:00–3:00 p.m. ET
In three hours, learn direct from the founders of the Katz Institute for Women's Health about how to position your women's health programs to meet evolving physician and patient demands. Move beyond OB/GYN and learn to plan, build and operate a women's health center of excellence. >>>



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



Sponsor this Newsletter

Contact Paul Mattioli, Sr. Director of Sales, at pmattioli@healthleadersmedia.com or call 800.639.7477.

  MAGAZINE | NEWS | TERMS OF SERVICE | PRIVACY POLICY | ADVERTISE Follow us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterJoin us on LinkedInRSS feed

©2012 HealthLeaders Media

If you prefer not to receive this email newsletter, you can unsubscribe here
HealthLeaders Media NursingLeaders is a division of HealthLeaders Media ©2012
HEALTHLEADERSMEDIA
5115 Maryland Way - Brentwood, TN 21027
Serving the business information needs of healthcare executives and professionals.