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Those Who Teach Lead Best

Alexandra Wilson Pecci

A business school study titled, 'The Value of Bosses,' is the latest piece of evidence to support the fact that the ability to teach is a critical quality among successful nurse leaders. >>>


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Hospital Concerns Over Drug Supplies Mount

In an unfolding debacle caused by a tainted steroid, hundreds have been sickened and thousands threatened. It is a major concern for healthcare providers that have grown to depend on compounding pharmacies. >>>

'No-Pay' Policy for HAIs Does Not Reduce Infections

Researchers find no reduction in the rate of certain hospital-acquired infections after the start of a federal policy prohibiting reimbursement for acute care services necessitated by those infections. >>>

ACEP: Frequent ED Users Need Coordinated Care

High repeat users of emergency department services cannot easily be redirected to less expensive care, so managing these patients better is "a community resource issue," says the president of the American College of Emergency Physicians. >>>

Readmissions Trigger ID'd by Geriatric Experts

Researchers say hospitalization-associated disability, a deterioration of functional abilities in some patients, occurs "even when the illness that necessitated the hospitalization is successfully treated." >>>

Mayo Clinic Takes 'Holistic' Approach to Personalized Medicine

With the advent of genetic sequencing , physicians are "designing the future of medicine," says the medical director of the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine. >>>

Pharmacy Aligns With Hospitals to Reduce Readmissions

Health systems under pressure to lower readmission rates are getting help from Walgreens, which is using its pharmacists to coordinate patient care during admission and discharge. >>>

Extending Access to Primary Care Cuts Costs 10%

Primary care practices that offer evening and weekend appointments can capture business that might otherwise go to urgent care centers or emergency departments. But at what cost to employees and staff? >>>

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News Headlines

Safety-net hospitals brace for cut to federal subsidies

Kaiser Health News / Minnesota Public Radio, October 16, 2012

Deadly meningitis outbreak tied to more drugs, FDA says

Bloomberg, October 16, 2012

CA community hospital open for business, nurses protest

Desert Dispatch, October 16, 2012

Memorial works on efficiency to improve care, avoid health-reform penalties

The State Journal Register, October 15, 2012

Feds crack down on Central NY hospitals to stop revolving door of 'frequent flyers'

The Post-Standard, October 12, 2012

How changing patients' socks could save lives

The Washington Post, October 11, 2012

Hospital staffing going under the knife

Equities / Chicago Tribune, October 11, 2012

Time to get serious about hospital readmissions

Health Affairs Blog, October 11, 2012

Patients gain when hospitals work together on infection control

U.S. News & World Report, October 10, 2012

Patient navigators find a role

The Cleveland Plain Dealer, October 10, 2012


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