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  June 25, 2013 Follow us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterJoin us on LinkedInRSS feed

How to Lose Good Nurses

Alexandra Wilson Pecci, editor for HealthLeaders Media

Hospitals that fail to stamp out verbal abuse among RNs and those that demand 12-hour shifts risk losing valuable employees to other organizations where working conditions are more favorable. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Outpatient Preventive Care Efforts Lower Costs Only Marginally

Outpatient care coordination does not significantly reduce hospitalizations among high-cost Medicare patients, researchers say. Instead 90% of inpatient spending for those patients was "for treatment of conditions that you wouldn't think would be preventable by outpatient management." >>>

Healthcare Workers Dissatisfied with Stagnant Pay Raises

A trifecta of financial pressures is forcing hospitals to trim salaries and benefits, but by cutting too close, hospitals may be losing their talent pools to more competitive markets. >>>

Lawmakers Call for Access to Medicare Claims Data

A Senate bill introduced Tuesday would make Medicare claims and payment data available to the public in a searchable database that would be free to use. >>>

ED Tries Telemedicine in Bid to Cut Wait Times

A medical center with long emergency department wait times is running a pilot study to test whether telemedicine can connect doctors to the virtual bedside of waiting patients much faster. >>>

3 Ways to Feature Employees in Hospital Marketing Campaigns

Nursing staff, physicians, and executives can be a hospital or health system's best brand ambassadors. Don't overlook them when you're planning your next strategic marketing or advertising campaign. >>>

Tenet to Acquire Vanguard in Surprise $4.3B Deal

The deal to buy Vanguard will expand Tenet's footprint to 30 markets across 16 states. Charlie Martin, Vanguard's founder, chairman, and CEO, will join Tenet's board of directors, and Keith Pitts, Vanguard's vice chairman, will serve Tenet as vice chairman. >>>

Antitrust Ruling Could Impact State Regulatory Boards

A federal court found the action of a NC dental board to restrict discount teeth-whitening procedures was intended to limit competition, and a legal expert says the ruling could affect other oversight boards. >>>



Intelligence Report

Intelligence Report: ED Solutions—Preparing for Increased Volume and Decreased Margins

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

NH report criticizes Exeter Hospital in hep C outbreak

Valley News / Associated Press, June 25, 2013

Hospitals offer better food as patient satisfaction becomes more important under federal health law

Kaiser Health News / USA Today, June 25, 2013

A Louisville clinic races to adapt to the healthcare overhaul

The New York Times, June 24, 2013

Opinion: Physician shortage raises questions

The Sacramento Bee, June 21, 2013

In Brooklyn, Long Island College Hospital staff gets reprieve

The New York Times, June 21, 2013

Infections from contaminated injections can lurk undetected

NPR, June 21, 2013

Wiser medication use could cut health costs

St. Louis Post-Dispatch / Associated Press, June 20, 2013

Investigation follows trail of a virus in hospitals

The New York Times, June 20, 2013

Sleep deprivation in hospitals is a real problem

The Atlantic, June 20, 2013

Medical group recognizes obesity as a disease

USA Today, June 19, 2013



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