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  February 5, 2013 Follow us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterJoin us on LinkedInRSS feed

Don't Miss Out on Nurse-Led Quality Initiatives

Alexandra Wilson Pecci

Hospitals should partner with nursing schools now to improve quality improvement efforts later, research suggests. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

CMS Unveils 4 Bundled Payment Models

Payment models introduced by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services are intended to drive efficiency in the care of Medicare patients by bundling episodes of care and may vary with each hospital's negotiated contract. >>>

Adverse Drug Reactions ID'd by Phone

In a research experiment, an automated phone system and pharmacists' follow-up calls identify and catch adverse drug events in patients. One observer says the system is "highly promising," but not yet ready for widespread implementation. >>>

Patient Satisfaction, HCAHPS Scores Bolstered by 'Sacred Moment'

In the months since one hospital implemented a program that encourages a caring bond to be formed between a physician and a patient, its patient satisfaction scores have risen 33%. >>>

Physicians' Persistent 'Overuse' of Care Continues

Researchers examining ambulatory care data find continued overuse of non-beneficial, potentially harmful care. >>>

How to Hire in Volume and Maintain Quality

A year into her tenure at Christus Health, a seasoned human resources executive examines her biggest challenge—staffing the health system's new headquarters with 700 new workers. >>>

4 in 10 Hospitalists Report Unsafe Patient Workloads

Hospitalists responding to a survey say that time constraints have "likely contributed to patient transfers, morbidity, or even mortality." But one critic suggests their complaints may be attributed to "some conditions they bring on themselves." >>>

Care Delivery Gets its Own Journal

A peer-reviewed journal that focuses on direct patient care rather than healthcare policy is set to debut. It may finally give authors what they've been lacking—an ample platform from which to explore patient-centered clinical innovation and process improvement. >>>



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News Headlines

Obama urged to mandate medical error reporting

InformationWeek, February 5, 2013

LSU hospitals leader concerned about employee drop

SunHerald.com / Associated Press, February 5, 2013

'July Effect' Rexamined

The New York Times, February 5, 2013

Docs, patients dealing with shortage of barium

American-Statesman, February 4, 2013

In TX, proposed bill clarifies end-of-life treatment

KENS5.com / The Texas Tribune, February 4, 2013

Medical clinic workers struggle with burnout

Los Angeles Times, February 4, 2013

Hospital chain defies NLRB rulings after court decision

Reuters, February 1, 2013

Healthcare experts confront EHR-related medical errors

InformationWeek, January 31, 2013

NY's Bellevue Hospital back, but changed

Kaiser Health News / WNYC, January 31, 2013

FL hospital employees get $1,000 bonus

The Miami Herald, January 31, 2013



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Date: April 18, 2013, 12:00-3:00 p.m. ET

Parkview Health of Fort Wayne, IN, has worked its way toward the top of the list for lowest 30-day readmission rates in the nation—and this event will show you how. Parkview leaders share their comprehensive strategy for reducing preventable readmissions through a plan of early action, best practices, and coordinated care.

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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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