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4 Ways HR Can Raise Flu Shot Compliance

Chelsea Rice

While some hospitals have instituted policies warning employees to get the flu shot or get fired (and are following through), the most successful strategies incentivize changes in employee behaviors. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

CEO: Hospitals Should be 'Like the Maytag Repair Man'

NCH Healthcare System CEO Allen Weiss, MD is convinced that his health system's future lies in finding ways to keep his beds empty. One path to that goal is through collaboration with commercial payers. >>>

Comprehensive Stroke Center Designation Doesn't Come Easily

A neurologist tells how tough The Joint Commission was in evaluating a potential comprehensive stroke center, with an emphasis not only on clinical care, but on patient education and team work. >>>

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. >>>

Crouse Docs Rap to Halt HAC

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. >>>

3 Big Rural, Community Healthcare Challenges

It's easy to forget that rural and community-based healthcare providers have other major challenges that are not directly tied to the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. >>>

Slideshow: 2012 HealthLeaders 20

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—people who are making a difference in healthcare. Their stories are sometimes tinged with struggles or challenges, but always, ultimately, with success. >>>



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

A snapshot of influenza activity in all 50 states

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Associated Press, January 14, 2013

Hospitals crack down on workers refusing flu shots

The Miami Herald, January 14, 2013

CA hospitals rebuff government over disaster plans

Los Angeles Daily News, January 14, 2013

Tufts Health Plan CEO may get federal post

The Boston Globe, January 11, 2013

Layoffs loom for doctor watchdogs

St. Louis Post-Dispatch / Associated Press, January 11, 2013

When the doc returns to doctoring

The New York Times, January 11, 2013

Sebelius to stay on as HHS secretary

The Hill, January 10, 2013

5 lessons in transparency from Cleveland Clinic CEO Toby Cosgrove

Forbes, January 10, 2013

Donald Berwick mulling run for governor of MA

The Boston Globe, January 9, 2013

Nurse with no flu shot refuses to wear mask, is fired

USA Today, January 9, 2013



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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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