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CNO Influence Key to Advanced Nurse Education

Alexandra Wilson Pecci

The barriers that prevent nurses from pursuing advanced degrees are predictable: cost and time constraints—but not insurmountable—if chief nursing officers flex their power, a study suggests. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Patient Safety Programs Pay Off for Healthcare Workers

A healthcare environment made safer for patients, through the use of technologies such as patient lifting devices, is inherently safer for physicians, nurses, and other clinical caregivers, a risk analysis suggests. >>>

Leapfrog's New Safety Report Card Alarms Hospitals

The updated Leapfrog Group Hospital Safety Score gave 25 hospitals, including 520-bed Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, a failing grade of F, while another 121 hospitals, including the Cleveland Clinic, got a barely passing D. >>>

Electronic Medical Records Drive Physicians to Stay, Go

Some primary care physicians are embracing electronic medical records to keep their private practices thriving. Yet other doctors view EMRs as a reason to join hospital employment. >>>

'Last Shot' for Embattled Exeter Hospital

It may be the last strike for Exeter Hospital. The New Hampshire hospital, which employed a hepatitis C–infected tech whose alleged actions led to infections of 32 people, failed to pass its third inspection in September. >>>

34 Ways to Stop Colorectal Surgery Infections

Seven hospitals participating in the Joint Commission's Surgical Site Infection Project confirm the effectiveness of 34 factors to cut frequency and length of stay. But there is no one-size-fits-all suite of tactics. >>>

Blame Season in the Healthcare Sector

Healthcare provider associations, retailers, drug makers, and health plans are trying their best to deflect responsibility onto one another for higher costs. >>>



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News Headlines

Healthcare sector tops list of most trusted professions

The Hill, December 4, 2012

Med tech in hepatitis C case pleads not guilty

Concord Monitor / Associated Press, December 4, 2012

HMA denies '60 Minutes' allegations of quotas, fraud

Naples News, December 3, 2012

MA nurses angered by policy requiring masks for those who decline flu shot

The Boston Globe, December 3, 2012

A huge pay cut for doctors is hiding in the fiscal cliff

NPR, November 30, 2012

Simple measures cut infections caught in hospitals

USA Today / Associated Press, November 30, 2012

CMS suggests questions to ask clearinghouses about ICD-10 transition

EHR Intelligence, November 30, 2012

Uninsured patients sue Chicago nonprofit hospital

Bloomberg Businessweek / Associated Press, November 30, 2012

NJ to hold hearings on elective angioplasties

NJ Spotlight, November 29, 2012

New clinics fill a niche for routine healthcare

The Gainesville Sun, November 28, 2012



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Webcast: Decoding Payer Contracting in a New Era of Population Health

Date: December 5, 2012, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

For providers, population health management is the next step in healthcare reform, but to make that move providers must place greater emphasis on commercial payer contracts. Innovative healthcare organizations such as Iowa Health System and Bellin Health System are already getting these programs off the ground. Join these leading organizations as they share best practices and lessons learned when establishing population health programs and commercial payer contracts.

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Volume, Value, and Compensation Metrics

Although executive compensation is largely linked to financial metrics, there is a shift in healthcare as leaders are increasingly being measured on factors of quality outcomes and patient satisfaction. >>>

 

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