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  March 11, 2013 Follow us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterJoin us on LinkedInRSS feed

One Cultural Shift; Two Safety Improvements

Chelsea Rice, Associate Editor for HealthLeaders Media

Healthcare providers that shift to a culture of mutual respect can improve not only patient safety, but employee safety as well, says the CEO of the Virginia Mason Health System. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Healthcare Hiring Strong Despite Looming Sequester Cuts

Any healthcare job losses that do come as a result of sequestration will be "disproportionately low" in relation to other industry sectors says, one economist. >>>

CMS Posts ED Wait Times, Rankling Some Hospitals

Some hospitals are shown on Hospital Compare to have average patient wait times that hospital leaders say are incorrect—in excess of 24 hours in some instances. >>>

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. >>>

How One Hospital Zapped Infection Rates

Hospital leaders are continuously examining assumptions, processes, and actions that lead to infection, often with modest results. Here's how one hospital made a dramatic reduction in central line-associated bloodstream infections. >>>

Bundled Payments Come to Cancer Care

Bundling is one of the new payment models being scrutinized as a way to get a handle on skyrocketing service line costs. Here’s how it works in oncology programs. >>>

CMS Extends Scrutiny Over Parkland Hospital

Nearing the end of a two-year corrective action plan, Dallas's troubled safety net hospital says the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will conduct its Medicare certification survey later than planned. >>>

EHR a Money-Loser for Most Physicians

Federal meaningful use incentives alone are not adequate to ensure that the vast majority of medical practices don't lose money on electronic health record systems, suggests the author of a study on the cost impact of EHR. >>>



LIVE Webcast

Webcast: Physician Compensation Under Population-Based Reimbursement

Date: March 26, 2013, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

Join Summa Health and ECG Management Consultants on a live webcast to gain the tools you need to build a new compensation model for practicing medicine in the new era of healthcare. Register Today >>>



News Headlines

More training, bigger roles for nurse practitioners

News & Observer, March 11, 2013

Nurse staffing bill faces roadblock in the MN House

Minnesota Public Radio, March 11, 2013

Most large employers to keep health insurance benefit

The Baltimore Sun, March 8, 2013

Jackson Health CEO donates bonus to Women's Hospital

The Miami Herald, March 8, 2013

Looming physician shortage prompts medical turf wars

The Sun Sentinel, March 8, 2013

Health regulator issues subpoenas to 4 HealthSouth hospitals

The Baltimore Sun / Reuters, March 6, 2013

Hospitals crack down on tirades by angry docs

Kaiser Health News / The Washington Post, March 6, 2013

Health regulator issues subpoenas to 4 HealthSouth hospitals

The Baltimore Sun / Reuters, March 6, 2013

Panel recommends overhauling US doc payments

The Hill, March 5, 2013

Health insurer spends $323K on commuting costs for new CEO

The Washington Post / Associated Press, March 5, 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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