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Time for Women to 'Lean In' to Healthcare Leadership Roles

Chelsea Rice, Associate Editor for HealthLeaders Media

Women in healthcare are advancing to executive roles faster than in other industry sectors, but not fast enough. While women have the skills and experience that hospitals need, they must do more to recognize, develop, and exercise their power. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Scores Predict Readmission Likelihood

Researchers say they have developed a formula that can identify roughly one-fourth of a hospital's patient population with the highest likelihood of being readmitted within 30 days. >>>

Better Nurse Staffing Requires a Strong Business Case

Getting hospitals and health systems to invest more in nursing is a tough sell. Ironically, it's made tougher by good outcomes. >>>

Medical Error Risk Rises Under Shorter Medical Intern Shifts

Researchers found that handoffs, a known risk factor for medical errors, increased 130% to 200% under rules limiting consecutive hourly duty limits for house staff interns. >>>

After an Adverse Event, Staff Needs Support

Evidence suggests the second victims of a medical error or adverse event—the healthcare providers—may contribute to further patient safety problems if not given the correct support. >>>

Better Blood Use, Better Outcomes

Limiting blood transfusions to cases where it is really needed can reduce patients' adverse events, cut lengths of stay, drop hospital costs by millions of dollars a year, and even prevent mortality. >>>

AHA Objects to New Patient Experience Surveys

Plans by CMS to introduce surveys about hospital outpatient surgical departments and ambulatory surgical centers would be burdensome and expensive for hospital administrators, the American Hospital Association contends. >>>

Q&A: Lucian Leape Wants Tougher Patient Safety Regs

The man known as the father of the modern patient safety movement is calling for the creation of a special federal regulatory agency to compel safer hospital practices. >>>



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News Headlines

Sequester threatens medical education and patient care

Atlanta Business Chronicle, March 29, 2013

The costs of emergency room cost-cutting

The New York Times, March 29, 2013

Dream jobs disappearing for radiology trainees

The New York Times, March 28, 2013

To hire or not to hire smokers?

The Philadelphia Inquirer, March 28, 2013

CA issues annual ratings for health plans, physician groups

Los Angeles Times, March 28, 2013

Slow progress on efforts to pay docs, hospitals for 'value,' not volume

Kaiser Health News / USA Today, March 27, 2013

Doctors, non-physicians battle over medical turf

Los Angeles Times, March 27, 2013

Nurses can practice without supervision in many states

The Washington Post, March 26, 2013

KY hospitals losing money on physician practices

Business First / The Business Journals, March 26, 2013

MD hospitals target acquisitions of primary care practices

Baltimore Business Journal / The Business Journals, March 26, 2013



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