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Narrowing Racial Disparities in Nursing

Alexandra Wilson Pecci

Data shows that helping to educate minority nurses will not only improve minority representation in hiring, but will serve as a workforce multiplier. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Reducing Alarm Fatigue: A Modest Plan

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. >>>

Court Rulings Could Squelch Reports of Errors

Rulings by the Kentucky State Supreme Court may discourage healthcare providers from speaking up or collecting data about medical errors, say two hospital associations. >>>

Clinical Documentation for Higher Reimbursements

Hospitals and health systems must accurately define how sick their populations are—not only to take good care of patients, but also to be reimbursed correctly. Borgess Health uncovered more than $6 million in reimbursement by getting physicians to improve their documentation. >>>

Healthcare Reform Doesn't Kill Jobs

Healthcare reform in Massachusetts did not kill jobs. It actually had little effect on employment, says a report from the Urban Institute. Is this what we can expect in the rest of the country if healthcare reform law continues to roll out in 2014? >>>

Betting on Value-Based Care

Value-based care is no longer an option. Healthcare leaders must jump in, and some are taking substantial risks as they develop new businesses to gain tighter control of the care continuum. >>>

Physicians Extend Their Reach Beyond the Office

Kaiser Permanente's "total health" program has prompted its physicians to change patients' behaviors—and their own—by interacting in the community and online. >>>



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Cost Containment—Targeting Cuts, Enhancing Efficiency and Using IT

Healthcare leaders who have cut millions in costs reveal how to improve efficiency through process improvements and targeted cuts based on hard data. This original research and analysis, offers key insight from leading organizations, including new case studies from Beaumont Health System, Pocono Health System, and Southwest General Health Center.



News Headlines

Patients evacuated from NY medical center after power failure

The New York Times, October 30, 2012

Treating the high cost of healthcare

Journal-Advocate / The Denver Post, October 30, 2012

US employees to face healthcare sticker shock

Chicago Tribune, October 30, 2012

Nashville General Hospital supporters want inpatient care to continue

The Tennessean, October 30, 2012

Crucial test for an outpost of healthcare

Los Angeles Times, October 29, 2012

FDA details contamination at pharmacy

The New York Times, October 29, 2012

Medicaid policy cutting people off from vital drugs

The State Journal-Register, October 29, 2012

Settlement proposed to broaden Medicare coverage

The Los Angeles Times, October 26, 2012

Medicaid spending is slowing. Yes, really.

The Washington Post, October 26, 2012

CA regains control of inmate healthcare

KMJ Now, October 26, 2012



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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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