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Nurses Up the Hiring Ante

Chelsea Rice, Associate Editor for HealthLeaders Media

A federal report on nursing workforce trends, a nationwide legislative push to change scope-of-practice laws for nurse practitioners, and a legal reminder about the management of healthcare workers with hepatitis B round out the week's news. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Building a Better Healthcare Board

Whether boards are too large, too unwieldy, or in some cases have members who are underqualified to effectively provide strategic direction, many of them need help to deal with the new realities of healthcare. >>>

Leapfrog Hospital Safety Scores 'Depressing'

In the Leapfrog Group's third release of hospital safety grades, overall scores rose minutely, but more hospitals got worse than got better. "So far, these numbers aren't really moving," says CEO Leah Binder. >>>

Whistleblower Fines Against Tuomey, Adventist Health

A $39.3 judgment million and the specter of hefty fines hang over Tuomey Healthcare System following a jury's decision that it violated the Stark Law and the False Claims Act. Adventist Health will pay $14.1M to resolve false claims allegations. Both cases were initiated by whistleblowers. >>>

Telemedicine is Retail Health Clinics' Newest Tool

Once a way for people in rural areas to access medical specialists, telemedicine is now being piloted by Rite Aid at its in-store clinics. Competitors Walgreens and CVS may not be far behind. Where does that leave traditional healthcare providers? >>>

Doctors, Trial Lawyers Back 'Provider Shield' Law in GA

Physicians and attorneys—uncommon allies—support a Georgia law that creates a barrier between doctors and "ancillary" payer guidelines in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act which could potentially be used as evidence in medical malpractice lawsuits. >>>

St. Joseph Medical Center Settles Stent Cases

Nearly 250 patients, alleging they underwent unnecessary stent procedures at St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson, MD, have agreed to an undisclosed medical malpractice settlement with the medical center and its former owner, Catholic Health Initiatives. >>>



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Date: May 29, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Join quality and care experts from Griffin Hospital and Sarasota Memorial Health Care System as they examine the increased focus on care transitions as healthcare organizations prepare for value-based care. Register Today >>>



News Headlines

Metro MN counties staff up to deal with healthcare law

Pioneer Press, May 13, 2013

Big employers await healthcare clarity

The Register-Guard, May 13, 2013

CA weighs expanded role for nurse practitioners

Kaiser Health News, May 10, 2013

Allscripts plans 350 NC jobs

Charlotte Observer, May 9, 2013

U of TX regents expected to OK $334.5M plan for med school

The Austin American-Statesman, May 9, 2013

Should doctors get random drug tests?

The Baltimore Sun, May 8, 2013

Every disease on earth: Elmhurst Hospital's medical melting pot

The New Yorker, May 7, 2013

MN liability insurer helps high-risk doctors stay in business

Star Tribune, May 7, 2013

'Care guides' show another face of health reform

Star Tribune, May 7, 2013

Advanced nurses lower costs, improve care

Politico, May 7, 2013



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