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How to Stop Unhappy Nurses From Leaving

Alexandra Wilson Pecci

The key to improving nurse recruitment and retention appears to lie in extending nurses access to advanced degrees and specialty certifications, a study suggests. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

5 Ways to Raise HCAHPS Scores via Staff Engagement

Patient satisfaction is a top priority among healthcare executives, but cultures that put patients at the center of healthcare aren't built in a day. To raise consumer assessment scores, HR leaders must work to involve staff in the overall effort. >>>

Meet the Hybrid Concierge Medical Practice Model

Under the hybrid model, doctors merge elements of traditional and concierge medical practice models. This allows them to care for patients who rely on Medicare or private insurance while offering specialized services for self-pay patients. >>>

Citing Cost Reductions, Highmark to Expand PCMH Initiative

Highmark Inc.'s pilot patient-centered medical home project saw a nearly 2% reduction in costs per member per month, while traditional care delivery programs notched cost increases, prompting the payer to expand the program in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. >>>

Smart Hospital Sponsorships Lead to Community Engagement

Since sponsorship of events such as road races often comes with a cost, it's critical that hospital marketers take advantage of all possibilities that effectively communicate an organization's brand and mission. >>>

AHA: Hospitals a $2T Economic Driver

Hospitals employ 5.5 million workers and spend billions of dollars on goods and services, but one critic says, "It is a big mistake to use economic power as an excuse for not finding the right balance for what we should spend on healthcare." >>>

Patient Protection Needs Focus in Obama's Second Term

In his inaugural address, President Obama signaled his commitment to rolling out the rest of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. In its second term, his administration must show how the law will incent providers to work harder to protect patients. >>>



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Recruiting and Retaining Physicians for the Post-Reform Era

Date: March 22, 2013, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

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News Headlines

Hanging a price tag on radiology tests didn't change doctors' habits

NPR, January 29, 2013

Think preventive medicine will save money? Think again

Reuters, January 29, 2013

Intermountain analysis: Can hospitals cut waste without rationing care?

The Salt Lake Tribune, January 28, 2013

Opinion: President should make medical errors a priority

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 28, 2013

FDA likely to add limits on painkillers

The New York Times, January 28, 2013

Mandate improves hospital workers' flu vaccination rates

MercuryNews.com / Contra Costa Times, January 28, 2013

Second NY hospital warns of insulin pen infection

The Charlotte Observer / Associated Press, January 25, 2013

MU slowly increases EHR use in hospitals

InformationWeek, January 25, 2013

HIPAA changes could create new bureaucratic burdens

InformationWeek, January 24, 2013

VA ends public access to hospital reports

The Washington Post / Associated Press, January 24, 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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