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APRN Strategy: Engage Students in Policy Fight

Alexandra Wilson Pecci, editor for HealthLeaders Media

Advanced practice registered nurses in Minnesota are encouraging graduate-level nursing students to lobby for a pair of bills that would remove restrictions that bar APRNs from practicing independently. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Nurses Need a Long Drive to the Boardroom

Clinical experience is becoming essential to effective leadership in the hospital C-suite. Seeing physicians in hospital CEO positions and at the boardroom table is becoming more commonplace. Why aren't there more nurses among them? >>>

AHA: Obama Budget Proposes 'Troubling Reductions'

Healthcare industry groups are expressing concern over proposed cuts to Medicare and limits to charitable deductions, but favor the White House budget's proposed delay in cuts to disproportionate share hospital payments. >>>

SC Hospitals Push Coordinated Care

The Palmetto state's efforts to reduce readmissions and emergency department visits centers on community health initiatives, particularly for patients with chronic or complex illnesses. >>>

Evidence Base for Vena Cava Filter Use 'Thin'

Inferior vena cava filters "as they're currently used don't really work as well as physicians think they do," and commonly fail to be removed, causing patient harm, researchers say. >>>

CMS Mulls Use of Specialty Registries for Quality Data

Data contained in voluntary reporting registries, a growing trend in specialty care especially for surgery and other invasive procedures, may one day be folded into Medicare performance measures that assess quality of care. But there are some hurdles to clear first. >>>

When Physicians See Costs, They Act Like Consumers

When doctors are told the price of diagnostic laboratory tests, they respond like informed consumers and either order fewer tests or shop around for cheaper alternatives, a study shows. >>>



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News Headlines

Hospital scene was like a battle zone

The Boston Globe, April 16, 2013

Marathon medical tent 'transformed into trauma unit'

Boston.com, April 16, 2013

DC hospitals: More patients, fewer overnight stays

Washington Business Journal, April 16, 2013

Safer hospital rooms

The New York Times, April 16, 2013

More often, hospitals decide not to admit patients

York Daily Record, April 15, 2013

Detached ER costs criticized

Journal Gazette / Bloomberg News, April 15, 2013

Opinion: U.S. healthcare system has almost worst of all worlds

CNN World, April 15, 2013

Hospital airs medical mistakes

Boston.com, April 11, 2013

CA physician assistant bill clears first hurdle

California Healthline, April 10, 2013

NV jury awards $500M in hepatitis case

The Miami Herald / Associated Press, April 10, 2013



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From HealthLeaders Magazine

Grounding the Frequent Fliers

Strategies to curtail the unnecessary use of the emergency department involve efforts that rely on data, care management, and patient involvement. >>>

 

Improving Surgical Quality

 

Bridging the Physician-Management Chasm



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