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Q&A: Nurse Leaders on Affecting Outcomes Through Leadership, Part II

Alexandra Wilson Pecci

In the second part of our roundtable discussion, three nurse leaders discuss strategies for dealing with overwhelmed staff, the importance of risk-taking, and the need to expand the scope of advance practice nurses and nurse practitioners. >>>

 

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Make Hospital Staff Accountable for Patient Experience

Over time, harried clinical caregivers can become desensitized to the patient experience. It's up to healthcare leaders to get them to do better. "This journey is non-negotiable and it's not optional," says one hospital executive. >>>

More Male Nurses, But Wage Disparity Persists

Nearly one in 10 nurses is male and the number is growing. As in other professions, men typically out-earn women. Full-time female nurses earn 91 cents for every one dollar earned by their full-time male colleagues. >>>

Better Care is the Key to Super-Utilizer Costs

Super-utilizer patients, also known as frequent fliers, create exorbitant costs for hospitals and health systems yet receive care inadequate to their needs. The failure is in project management rather than clinical delivery, says one physician leader. >>>

87% of Physicians Say Quantity of EHR Alerts 'Excessive'

Doctors are missing three in 10 patient test results generated by electronic health record systems, research shows. The problem is a matter not only of volume, but of how alerts are communicated. >>>

30-Day Readmission Rates Fell in 2012

The 30-day all-cause readmission rate dropped to 17.8% in the final quarter of 2012, an early sign that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, in the form of payment and delivery reforms, is having an impact, says a CMS official. >>>

Blood's Shelf Life May Be as Short as 3 Weeks

Red blood cells stored longer than 21 days are less functional than fresher ones, a small study shows. That's making blood banking organizations such as the Red Cross "really nervous," says the study's author. >>>



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News Headlines

Nurses spar with docs as 30 million insured seek care

Bloomberg, March 5, 2013

Painkiller-abuse proposal divides healthcare community

Cleveland Plain Dealer, March 4, 2013

Average ER visit costs more than an average month's rent

The Washington Post, March 4, 2013

Legislation would let nurses practice independently from docs in NV

Las Vegas Sun, March 1, 2013

Why failing med students don't get failing grades

The New York Times, March 1, 2013

Orlando Health to start tobacco-free hiring policy

Orlando Sentinel, March 1, 2013

For Medicare providers, looming cuts less painful than budget deal

The Washington Post, February 28, 2013

AHRQ: ED costs hard to predict with $4 to $24,000 swings

Bloomberg, February 28, 2013

Drug shortage spreads to EMS

WPTV, February 27, 2013

NH bill to require hospital workers to get drug tests criticized

New Hampshire Union Leader, February 27, 2013



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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. >>>

 

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