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Online Nursing Master's Program Stresses Leadership

Alexandra Wilson Pecci, editor for HealthLeaders Media

An online university program for aspiring family nurse practitioners promises "an exact replica" of the rigorous clinical and leadership training offered on campus. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Spirituality Presents a Paradox in End-of-Life Care

The amount of spiritual support received by terminally ill patients has a direct impact on the aggressiveness of their end-of-life care. But not in the way you're probably thinking. >>>

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. >>>

Nurses Up the Hiring Ante

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. >>>

Hospital EDs Seeing Sicker Medicare Patients

The federal government's inpatient admissions guidelines and growing claims denials are heaping pressure on hospitals to treat Medicare patients in the ED rather than admit them. Meantime, the severity of illness is rising, says the American Hospital Association. >>>

CMS Proposes Reduced Hospital DSH Cuts

Some acute care hospitals would see a $1.1 billion reduction in cuts to Medicaid disproportionate share hospital (DSH) funds for two years under a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services proposal. >>>

Kill Your Chargemaster

Regardless of how your organization looks on the massive list of hospital pricing data released to the public by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, you've got some strategic thinking to do. >>>

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? >>>



Intelligence Report

Intelligence Report: Reshaping the Cardio Service Line for Population Health and Reform Challenges

Three out of four healthcare leaders report positive margin from cardio. This Premium report explores how best to evolve cardio service lines to support prevention, expand offerings, and maintain healthy margins. Purchase Today >>>



News Headlines

Opinion: Want to improve healthcare? Spend less on it

Bloomberg Businessweek, May 14, 2013

A vegan office: How one workplace has moved to get healthier together

The Washington Post, May 14, 2013

VT end-of-life bill heads to governor

USA Today, May 14, 2013

Hospitals promote screenings that experts say many people do not need

The Washington Post, May 14, 2013

Opinion: Healthcare plan needed for end of life

The Republican, May 13, 2013

A healthcare business that's reviving house calls

Philadelphia Daily News, May 13, 2013

CA weighs expanded role for nurse practitioners

Kaiser Health News, May 10, 2013

Info packets don't help people take ER meds

The Baltimore Sun / Reuters, May 9, 2013

MD prompts federal action on pharmacy oversight after meningitis outbreak

The Baltimore Sun, May 9, 2013

Should doctors get random drug tests?

The Baltimore Sun, May 8, 2013



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