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School Nurses Fight to Block Unlicensed Injections

Alexandra Wilson Pecci, editor for HealthLeaders Media

A California ruling that would allow non-licensed adults to administer insulin in schools cheapens and devalues not only the practice of nursing, but also the clout of its own licensing authorities. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

As Hospital Hiring Slips, Robot Workers Lurk

In the news this week: Healthcare job growth hits a skid; Robots are programmed for direct patient care jobs; Tennessee strengthens laws to protect nurses and physicians from workplace violence. >>>

CA Fines 10 Hospitals $625,000 for Medical Errors

Retained surgical objects, patient falls, and medication errors are the top violations leading to immediate jeopardy penalties issued to hospitals by the California Department of Health Thursday. >>>

How Loyola Makes Flu Shot Compliance Soar

Loyola University Medical Center endured its share of objections from healthcare workers who did not want to be vaccinated against influenza. But it has found a way to convince nearly everyone on staff to get the flu shot. >>>

Hospitals' Fear of 30-Day Penalties May Speed Hospice Admissions

An exception to federal 30-day mortality measures may incent hospitals to prematurely push patients into hospice care, says one critic, who calls it an unintended consequence of healthcare reform. >>>

Hospitals Lagging on PSO Contracts

Health insurance exchange plan offerings may not be an option for hospitals that fail to contract with qualifying patient safety organizations by the federal deadline. But hospitals are still waiting for CMS to clarify the complex regulation. >>>

Malnutrition, Long Neglected, Needs Doctors' Attention

Relatively common among hospital patients, malnutrition is often overlooked by physicians. But improving nutrition intervention procedures not only raises quality of care, it can also reduce both hospital costs and readmissions. >>>

Texas Braces for Medicaid Status Quo

By opting not to expand Medicaid, Texas is passing up an estimated $90 billion in federal funds over the coming decade, leaving its healthcare providers, especially hospitals, in a tough financial spot. Rural care facilities are especially vulnerable. >>>

Care Coordination Needs CEOs

Inefficiency in hospital and health systems used to be rewarded—not willfully, but because there wasn't a good business reason to change things. Now there are financial incentives for care coordination, which takes teamwork—and leadership. >>>



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

Civil Service clears layoffs of LSU hospital employees

The Shreveport Times, June 11, 2013

With nurses at risk of compassion fatigue, hospitals try to ease their stress

The Washington Post, June 11, 2013

MA hospitals pulling back on salaries and benefits

Boston Business Journal, June 10, 2013

Uncertainty is hard for doctors

The New York Times, June 7, 2013

Officials from L.A. urge delay in transferring some to managed care

Los Angeles Times, June 6, 2013

Suburban NY hospital struggles to open after Sandy

The Miami Herald / Associated Press, June 6, 2013

IL doctors block bids to expand nurse, dentist roles

St. Louis Post-Dispatch / Associated Press, June 5, 2013

Patients warm to nurse practitioners, physician assistants

Forbes, June 5, 2013

Doctors, hospitals, unions push to stop Medi-Cal cuts

The Sacramento Bee, June 5, 2013

The future of getting paid to be healthy

The Atlantic, June 5, 2013



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Date: August 27, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

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From HealthLeaders Magazine

Building Better Boards

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