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Q&A: Nurse Leaders on Affecting Outcomes Through Leadership

Alexandra Wilson Pecci

In a roundtable forum, three nurse leaders open up about their top issues in 2013 and beyond, from healthcare reform, to staff engagement, to leadership best practices. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Don't Blame Hospitals for All Diagnostic Errors

Primary care providers are the cause of "at least 50,000 missed diagnostic opportunities" annually, "most resulting in considerable harm," say physicians commenting on new research. >>>

Sloppy EHR Data Signals Need for Standards

Analysts are uncovering problems with the accuracy and quality of clinical documentation generated by physicians working with electronic health records. Now experts are calling for standards of practice. >>>

Early Elective Delivery Still a Costly Health Risk

Reducing the number of early elective deliveries to target rates could save an estimated $1 billion in healthcare costs annually, says Leapfrog Group president Leah Binder. >>>

Looming Sequestration Cuts Put Rural Providers on Edge

With 40% of rural facilities already operating at a loss, a 2% cut about to be triggered by unchecked legislation "is incredibly challenging," says an official at the National Rural Health Association's Rural Health Policy Institute. >>>

Robots, Weight Loss Surgery, and a Twisted Tale Out of Baltimore

A cluster of research findings on surgical quality and costs and a disturbing story about a Maryland gynecologist round out this week's news. >>>

Healthcare Imaging Strategies Not Exactly a Snap

Most healthcare providers are just in the early stages of forming a vendor-neutral enterprise imaging strategy that will handle everything from radiology DICOM images to photos, pathology slides, and ophthalmology images. >>>



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News Headlines

Female surgeons say explicit bias is rare, but subtler obstacles persist

The Boston Globe, February 26, 2013

MGH employees watch customer service video—for $250

The Boston Globe, February 26, 2013

Panel on healthcare work force, lacking a budget, is left waiting

The New York Times, February 25, 2013

MI lawsuits shed light on practice of allowing patients to refuse treatment based on race

Cleveland Live / Associated Press, February 25, 2013

Louisville hospitals embracing alternative medicine

The Courier-Journal, February 25, 2013

Getting patients to think about costs

The New York Times, February 22, 2013

Unlikely prescription from doctors: Less is more

Bloomberg Businessweek, February 21, 2013

FL Medicaid expansion could create 71,300 jobs

Tampa Bay Times, February 21, 2013

Readmissions don't measure quality, Harvard doc says

InformationWeek, February 21, 2013

Nurse practitioners push to help care for health law's newly insured

Kaiser Health News, February 21, 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

 

Conserve Energy to Preserve Margin



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