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Nurse Leadership Skills Made, Not Granted

Alexandra Wilson Pecci, editor for HealthLeaders Media

It takes more than excellent clinical skills to rise to the role of nurse leader. Two new programs in Tennessee and New York aim to train the next generation of nurses who are ready to push themselves forward. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

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

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. >>>

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. >>>

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. >>>

Lumbar Spine MRIs 'Frequently Inappropriate'

A study of requests for MRI scans of patients' lumbar spines finds that more than half of the medical imaging tests were "substantially" inappropriate or of uncertain value. >>>

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. >>>

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. >>>

Needlestick Safety Challenges Continue

A nonprofit coalition called Safe in Common is working to reinitiate safety efforts around sharps, believing that the healthcare environment has become complacent. >>>



LIVE Webcast

Webcast: Develop an Innovative and Integrated Palliative Care Program

Date: Date: April 23, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Join experts from Sutter Health and Saint Agnes Medical Center and learn new tools and strategies for developing a multidisciplinary palliative care program. Register Today
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News Headlines

End-of-life talks lacking between doctors, patients

Reuters, April 2, 2013

Opinion: The Starbucks syndrome in healthcare

Los Angeles Times, April 1, 2013

Hospitals question Medicare rules on readmissions

HealthLeaders Media, April 1, 2013

The costs of emergency room cost-cutting

The New York Times, March 29, 2013

Sequester threatens medical education and patient care

Atlanta Business Chronicle, March 29, 2013

To hire or not to hire smokers?

The Philadelphia Inquirer, March 28, 2013

Re-engineering healthcare

The New York Times, March 27, 2013

Doctors, non-physicians battle over medical turf

Los Angeles Times, March 27, 2013

Opinion: The $4450 urgent care visit

The Center for Health, Media and Policy, March 27, 2013

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

Kaiser Health News / USA Today, March 27, 2013



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Multimedia/Events

HealthLeaders Media Live from Parkview Health: The New Readmissions Plan

Date: April 18, 2013, 12:00-3:00 p.m. ET

Parkview Health of Fort Wayne, IN, has worked its way toward the top of the list of lowest 30-day readmission rates in the nation—and this event will show you how. Parkview leaders share their comprehensive strategy for reducing preventable readmissions through a plan of early action, best practices, and coordinated care. Register Today

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