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  February 19, 2013 Follow us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterJoin us on LinkedInRSS feed

Why Nursing Should Be More Like Football

Alexandra Wilson Pecci

In nursing, as in football, teamwork matters. Safety huddles at the start of a shift allow nurses to strategize as a team before executing patient care. One hospital that's adopted the practice has already scored a national quality award. >>>

 

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'Readmissions Week' Recap

The countdown toward higher federal penalties for hospitals with high readmission rates is on. That explains a heightened push by providers to impress upon patients their responsibilities to take care of themselves after being discharged. >>>

Community Paramedics Aim to Lower Health Costs via Home Care

Minnesota has become a national leader in a movement to train and use certified "community paramedics" to monitor and provide non-emergent care for patients in their homes—and to keep them out of the hospital. >>>

Coding Issues Land Life-Saving Doc Behind Bars

An Illinois physician, convicted of making false statements in connection with surgical codes, is serving a 10-month prison term. The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons says the federal case against him is having a "chilling effect" on doctors nationwide. >>>

Weak Link Found Between Readmissions, Mortality

Researchers find that 30-day readmission rates are "not associated" with mortality rates for patients admitted for heart attack or pneumonia, and "only weakly associated within a certain range" for patients admitted for heart failure. >>>

NCQA Issues First ACO Accreditations

The National Committee of Quality Assurance evaluates accountable care organizations on the basis of 65 elements including whether they have sufficient specialists and primary care providers. >>>

Q&A with WellPoint's Next CEO, Joe Swedish

In an interview, outgoing Trinity Health CEO Joe Swedish discusses the challenges he will take on next month when he becomes head of the nation's second-largest health insurance company. >>>



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Recruiting and Retaining Physicians for the Post-Reform Era

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

Metro Health System and the National Association of Physician Recruiters share benchmark data and best practices to create the "right fit" for your organization when it comes to physician recruiting in the post-reform era.

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News Headlines

Feds will run most Obamacare exchanges

The Washington Post, February 19, 2013

Kaiser seen as a model for health care overhaul

The Miami Herald / Sacramento Bee, February 19, 2013

Hundreds sue KY hospital over heart procedures

USA Today / The Courier-Journal, February 19, 2013

Surgeon's illness gives new focus to her cause

The New York Times, February 19, 2013

Hospital translators at the push of a button

The Olympian, February 15, 2013

Opinion: Afraid to speak up to medical power

The New York Times, February 15, 2013

24 hot and hiring healthcare jobs

US News & World Report, February 15, 2013

Report: Fake drugs pose threat to US

The Hill, February 14, 2013

Battle brews in MN over hospital nurse staffing

Bloomberg Businessweek / Associated Press, February 14, 2013

Hospitals in US cut infection rates in 2011, CDC says

Bloomberg, February 13, 2013



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From HealthLeaders Magazine

Tablets and the Influence of Connective Technology

Demand for devices such as the iPad and smartphone comes from clinicians and is having a powerful impact on healthcare delivery as the next wave of technology surges, but don't shut down your PCs just yet. >>>

 

Embracing Nontraditional Models

 

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