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Crouse Docs Rap to Halt HAC

Cheryl Clark

Physician leaders at Crouse Hospital in Syracuse lay down some serious rhymes and record a video in an effort to put the hurt on hospital-acquired conditions. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Patient Safety Tool Helps ID Hospital Errors

An electronic tool from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality allows providers to categorize events as near misses, unsafe conditions, or actual patient harm incidents—and then drill down to the possible causes. >>>

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. >>>

Top 5 Nursing Issues for 2013

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. >>>

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. >>>

PwC Names Top Health Issues of 2013

The healthcare industry has much work to do in advance of full implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Of top concern to analysts: state health insurance exchanges and population health. >>>

HL20: Joseph Kvedar, MD—'Tech'-ing Better Care of Patients

In our annual HealthLeaders 20 feature, we profile individuals who are changing healthcare for the better. This is the story of Joseph Kvedar, MD. After nearly two decades of pioneering research into connected health as a reliable model for healthcare delivery, he has won fans and converted skeptics. >>>



Intelligence Report

2013 Industry Survey

One in three healthcare executives thinks the industry is on the right track—an improvement over previous years, but a clear sign that dissatisfaction remains widespread. An independent HealthLeaders Media survey produced with support from Conifer Health Solutions.

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News Headlines

Hospitals deal with flu 'surge' with tents, extra staff

The Washington Times, January 10, 2013

Regional analysis: which hospitals got rewards, penalties based on quality

Kaiser Health News, January 10, 2013

When it comes to patient records, docs guilty of copy and paste

CNET, January 10, 2013

What a new doc learned about medical mistakes from her mom's death

ProPublica, January 10, 2013

Cuomo plans new rules in fight against sepsis

The New York Times, January 9, 2013

Most Medicare docs set to face performance penalties

The Hill, January 9, 2013

More EHR tech support may improve patient care

InformationWeek, January 9, 2013

Competition between medical centers affects liver transplant patients

Newsday, January 8, 2013

US settles accusations that docs overtreated

The New York Times, January 7, 2013

Vast cache of Kaiser patient details was kept in private home

Los Angeles Times, January 7, 2013



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Intelligence Report: 2013 CEO Industry Survey

CEOs reveal their evolving perspectives on strategies for controlling costs, and why partnerships rank among their top three priorities. An independent HealthLeaders Media survey produced with support from Conifer Health Solutions.

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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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