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  October 24, 2012 Follow us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterJoin us on LinkedInRSS feed

Reducing Alarm Fatigue: A Modest Plan

John Commins

A nurse leader in the battle to curb audible alarms on medical devices offers five tips for reducing noise and suggests that solutions are easier to achieve in community hospitals than in large academic facilities. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Hospitals Losing Workers as Healthcare Jobs Grow

The healthcare sector continues to add jobs to the point that hospital workers are once again eyeing new opportunities and taking them. Hospitals, seeing turnover ratchet up, must focus on employee retention strategies. >>>

Exeter Hospital on 'Termination Track'

New Hampshire's Exeter Hospital faces new challenges with the release of a third investigative report, this one threatening its ability to receive Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement. >>>

Healthgrades Revs its Hospital Scoring System

With a revamped quality ranking system, Healthgrades takes its place among other groups scoring hospital safety and quality of care: Leapfrog Group, Consumer Reports, U.S. News & World Report, Truven, and Hospital Compare. >>>

1 in 3 Healthcare Workers Skip Flu Shots

Despite efforts by the Centers for Disease Control and individual health systems and hospitals that employ them, a third of all healthcare workers avoid getting vaccinated against seasonal influenza. >>>

Soap, Swabs Slash Infection Rates by 44%

Bloodstream infections, including MRSA, dropped by nearly half in ICU patients who were subjected to daily "universal decolonization" using antimicrobial soap and nasal swabs in a study. >>>

CEO At Center of Meningitis Outbreak Speaks

Dawn Rudolph, president and CEO of the Nashville hospital at the epicenter of a meningitis outbreak explains how she is managing through one of the biggest prescription drug debacles in recent memory. >>>



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News Headlines

MA moves to revoke license of pharmacy linked to meningitis outbreak

WBUR, October 24, 2012

PA hospital system signs deal with Cleveland Clinic

Trib Total Media, October 24, 2012

Lovelace health plan sues ABQ Health Partners

New Mexico Business Weekly, October 24, 2012

Hospitals charging fees for facility use

The Columbus Dispatch, October 24, 2012

Opinion: A watershed moment for LSU

Tri-Parish Times, October 24, 2012

Ex-hospital employee pleads guilty to stealing patient data

Orlando Sentinel, October 24, 2012

Doctor shortage spreading in US presaged in Las Vegas

Bloomberg, October 23, 2012

Health costs: How the US compares with other countries

The PBS NewsHour, October 23, 2012

When hiring, it pays to have a nurse's intuition

The New York Times, October 23, 2012

RI first state to adopt regs to require flu shots for healthcare workers

Business and Legal Resources, October 22, 2012



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From HealthLeaders Magazine

 

Placing Your Bets

Value-based care is here and standing pat is not a viable option. Yet healthcare leaders face substantial risks for generations to come as they develop new businesses and clinical relationships to gain tighter control of the care continuum. >>>

 

Opportunities in the Cloud

 

Taking Charge of the Physician Shortage



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