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Top 5 Nursing Issues for 2013

Alexandra Wilson Pecci

For nurse leaders, certain issues, from increasing education to reducing readmissions, will be front and center this year. At the core is an emphasis on quality of care. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Top 10 Quality Issues for 2013

Among hopes for greater efficiency, patient safety, transparency, and overall quality of care, healthcare providers have a lot of work to do this year in advance of reporting deadlines. >>>

Economist: 2013 a 'Banner Year' for Healthcare Jobs

As the healthcare sector ramps up to meet the requirements of healthcare reform, only a shortage of workers—not a shortage of jobs—threatens to negatively impact hiring, says one economist. >>>

Drop in Central-Line Infection Rates Linked to Disinfection Caps

Using a tiny alcohol-impregnated cap on central line hubs has been shown to reduce bloodstream infections by half, a study conducted at three Illinois hospitals finds. >>>

AHA to MedPAC: Raise, Don't Cut Hospital Payments

In a letter to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, the American Hospital Association not only argues against recommended hospital payment cuts, but says an increase in 2014 "is absolutely essential." >>>

Transfer Centers Spell Relief for Rural Docs

Physicians in rural areas are using transfer facilities to channel patients from primary care offices, clinics, and community hospital emergency departments to acute-care settings better equipped to meet their needs. >>>

HL20: Linda Aiken, PhD, RN—Advocate for Healthcare Quality and Nursing

In our annual HealthLeaders 20 feature, we profile individuals who are changing healthcare for the better. This is the story of Linda Aiken, PhD, RN, arguably the best-known investigator of how nursing workforce issues affect hospital quality and outcomes, specifically inpatient mortality and nursing shortages. >>>



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News Headlines

Unusual respite from surging healthcare costs

Houston Chronicle / Associated Press, January 8, 2013

Debt may influence young docs' career plans

The Baltimore Sun / Reuters, January 8, 2013

Competition between medical centers affects liver transplant patients

Newsday, January 8, 2013

Mother accuses hospital staff of texting pictures of dead son

Business Insider, January 8, 2013

Analysis: Obama may turn Medicare reform into wider health debate

The Baltimore Sun / Reuters, January 7, 2013

Rivalry drives up medical charges in MO

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, January 7, 2013

Mall of America: Mayo Clinic stops clinical services at retail outlet

TwinCities.com / Pioneer Press, January 7, 2013

National Union of Healthcare Workers affiliates with CA Nurses Association

San Jose Mercury News, January 4, 2013

Link between healthcare spending, quality unclear

The Baltimore Sun / Reuters, January 3, 2013

Exeter Hospital hires lawyer to find out who 'dropped ball'

Seacoastonline.com, January 3, 2013



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Date: March 19, 2013, 12:00-3:00 p.m. ET

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From HealthLeaders Magazine

20 People Who Make Healthcare Better—2012

They are nurses and physicians. They are researchers and executives. They are providers and payers. They are watchdogs and innovators. And they are patients. They are this year's HealthLeaders 20 honorees, selected for their efforts to make healthcare better. Their stories are sometimes tinged with struggles or challenges, but always, ultimately, with success. >>>

 

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