Please add this newsletter to your Safe Sender list
View this email as a Web page | Manage Account


  January 15, 2013 Follow us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterJoin us on LinkedInRSS feed

ANA Chief Calls for Stricter Gun Laws

Alexandra Wilson Pecci

In the wake of the Newtown, CT school shooting, the president of the American Nurses Association describes gun violence as "a public health issue" and is calling on lawmakers to ban assault weapons and enact other reforms. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Readmissions May be Triggered by 'Post-Hospital Syndrome'

Sleep deprivation, poor nourishment, pain, and other hospital-induced stressors may be making patients sick with other conditions after their primary illnesses are resolved, a researcher suggests. >>>

4 Ways HR Can Raise Flu Shot Compliance

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. >>>

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. >>>

NQF Updates Viral Disease Care Measures

The National Quality Forum is endorsing four new measures for HIV care and has re-validated 10 other measures designed to improve the way physicians treat viral illnesses such as HIV and hepatitis. >>>

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. >>>



Book

The Healthcare Executive's Guide to Urgent Care Centers and Freestanding EDs

Author: Michael F. Boyle, MD, FACEP and Daniel G. Kirkpatrick, MHA, FACHE

About: A growing demand for convenient urgent care and after-hours medical services has led to a rapid increase of walk-in clinics around the country. This comprehensive book offers a step-by-step executive-level guide to planning, staffing, marketing, and managing profitable urgent care centers.

Purchase Today



News Headlines

Hospitals turn away visitors with flu symptoms

The New York Times, January 15, 2013

Patients rarely told about hospital medication errors

The Baltimore Sun / Reuters, January 15, 2013

Hospitals crack down on workers refusing flu shots

The Miami Herald, January 14, 2013

NY ties docs' income to quality of care

The New York Times, January 14, 2013

CA legislator vows action on reckless prescribing of addictive pills

Los Angeles Times, January 14, 2013

Early outbreak has officials bracing for worst flu season in years

Los Angeles Times, January 11, 2013

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

Kaiser Health News, January 10, 2013

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

ProPublica, January 10, 2013

Medicare spends $1B on mammograms

Chicago Tribune / Reuters, January 9, 2013

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

USA Today, January 9, 2013



Stay Connected to HealthLeaders

Don't Miss the News You Want.

Spam filters exist for a reason, but not for the news you need. Make sure you aren’t missing your daily and/or weekly industry coverage. Add our address—news.editor@healthleadersmedia.com—to your address book or e-mail whitelist to keep the news you need in your inbox.


Is All of Your Leadership Team In The Know?

Our award-winning Daily News & Analysis e-newsletter can keep your leadership team abreast of relevant breaking news, and with in-depth industry coverage through 10 weekly e-newsletters that hit every pillar of healthcare, we've got your whole leadership team covered. Subscribe to any—or all—of our e-newsletters.



Multimedia/Events

Webcast: Optimize the Nurse Skill Set—Lower Labor Costs and Raise Quality

Date: January 24, 2013, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

As the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services develops new programs and tools as a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, healthcare providers must focus on the care continuum model. Join Glide Health Services and Huron Healthcare as they share their tools for managing nurse labor costs.

Register Today



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. >>>

 

Anesthesia and Operating Room Efficiency

 

Affiliate or Perish?



Sponsor this Newsletter

For advertising opportunities in this or other HealthLeaders email newsletters, please contact sales@healthleadersmedia.com or call 800.639.7477.

  MAGAZINE | NEWS | TERMS OF SERVICE | PRIVACY POLICY | ADVERTISE Follow us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterJoin us on LinkedInRSS feed

©2013 HealthLeaders Media

If you prefer not to receive this email newsletter, you can unsubscribe here
HealthLeaders Media NursingLeaders is a division of HealthLeaders Media ©2012
HEALTHLEADERSMEDIA
5115 Maryland Way - Brentwood, TN 21027
Serving the business information needs of healthcare executives and professionals.