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  June 18, 2013 Follow us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterJoin us on LinkedInRSS feed

6 CNO-to-CEO Strategies

Alexandra Wilson Pecci, editor for HealthLeaders Media

Why don't more nurse leaders go after hospital CEO jobs? Too many nurses underestimate their potential and believe that landing a chief nursing officer position means that they've reached the pinnacle of their career. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Aggressive End-of-Life Care Easing in Hospitals

Dying patients are more likely to receive less intense medical care than in the recent past. The cost of that healthcare, however, provided by hospitals, physicians, and hospice, continues to rise, says a Dartmouth Atlas report. >>>

MGMA: Physician Compensation Increasingly Based on Quality Measures

Primary care physicians have 3% of their total compensation based on quality measures, but doctors will increasingly be tied to these metrics as reimbursement aligns more closely with quality and cost measures, Medical Group Management Association data suggests. >>>

Patients Shoulder Nearly 25% of Medical Bills

Data from the American Medical Association details the costs of medical billing complexity on patients and physicians, who are put "in the awkward situation of having to ask patients for money," says an AMA board member. >>>

3 Reasons Wellness Programs Fail

Despite the concerted effort of employers, industry consultants, and fitness app makers, unhealthy employee behaviors don't seem to be changing. Workplace wellness is a hot trend, but employers are struggling to find real value. >>>

Data Collaborative Taps Predictive Analytics to Coordinate Care

Four geographically disparate health systems are banding together to redesign clinical care based on data to solve population health challenges such as preventable readmissions. >>>

Population Health is a Shared Responsibility

One path toward better population health is for community and rural hospitals to create partnerships with local businesses and civic and government leaders, all of whom stand to enjoy the economic and social benefits of living in a healthier community. >>>

Hospital Apps Must Be Problem Solvers

"There's no reason to have [a smartphone] app unless it's meaningful for the user," says a former vice president of marketing for a three-hospital nonprofit community health system. >>>



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61% of healthcare leaders now report overcrowded conditions in their ED—and with them, major concerns about patient safety. With the shortage of PCPs expected to continue driving ED visits up, you need proven solutions. This report explores the strategies leading providers are employing, such as collaboration and efficiency measures, to improve ED throughput even as margins decline. Purchase Today >>>



News Headlines

NC physicians group coordinate to improve care and avoid penalties

News & Observer, June 18, 2013

FBI: Chicago hospital kept patients too sedated to breathe on their own

Bangor Daily News, June 17, 2013

For timely access to care, patients may seek a new path

USA Today, June 17, 2013

Walk-in clinics gaining popularity

Los Angeles Times, June 17, 2013

Healthcare providers speak up for immigrants

USA Today, June 14, 2013

Did mismanagement or charity care cause Roseland Hospital's financial emergency?

Chicago Sun-Times, June 13, 2013

Obamacare shows hospital savings as patients make gains

Bloomberg, June 13, 2013

NY bill would mandate hospital nurse staffing

Yahoo Finance / Associated Press, June 12, 2013

Fewer CT scans for kids, but some still unnecessary

The Baltimore Sun / Reuters, June 12, 2013

House panel to probe alleged seizure of medical records by IRS

The Hill, June 12, 2013



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

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From HealthLeaders Magazine

Making Patients Happy, Even the Poorest and Sickest

Despite some unique challenges, safety-net hospitals are achieving strong satisfaction results by focusing on the patient and quality outcomes. >>>

 

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