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. >>>
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. >>>
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. >>>
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." >>>
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. >>>
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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