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A Survival Guide for Male Nurses. Really.

Alexandra Wilson Pecci, editor for HealthLeaders Media

Male nurses face all kinds of prejudices when they enter the workforce. Those preconceived notions and misjudgments are not only harmful to them, but to the nursing profession as a whole. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Temporary Nurses Are a Stopgap Solution

With dozens of staffing contracts and hundreds of vacant nursing positions, Scott & White Healthcare in Texas faced a business expansion that outpaced its staffing resources. Here's how the HR department recovered. >>>

10-Point ONC Safety Plan Seeks to Improve EHR Use

New federal guidelines aim for electronic health record systems to be used in a way that improves care and patient safety, and to ensure that system designs don't make certain types of errors more likely to happen. >>>

Healthcare Quality Metrics 'Abysmal,' Senate Panel Hears

Quality experts, including the CEO of the National Quality Forum and a former CMS administrator, caution members of the Senate Finance Committee that healthcare quality measures must be better coordinated to be effective. >>>

Damages from Medicaid Politics Won't Stop at Hospitals

Try to imagine the ripple effect of punching a $4 billion hole in the economy of a state whose lawmakers refuse federal Medicaid subsidies. It's not just hospital jobs that will disappear. Ancillary support jobs in healthcare and other businesses will wither, too. >>>

No Silver Bullet for Medication Adherence

Cost and forgetfulness play a large role in non-adherence, but even when medications are supplied at no cost, adherence hovers around only 50%. Forging personal connections with pharmacy staff can help, one insurer says. >>>



Intelligence Report

Intelligence Report: Advancing Clinical Quality from Data to Decisions

If two-thirds of healthcare leaders claim a "great deal of experience" with clinical quality and patient safety metrics, why are so many having difficulty turning that data into meaningful improvements? This report uncovers the technological and cultural barriers hampering clinical quality improvements and provides practical, proven recommendations to help overcome them. Purchase Today >>>



News Headlines

Bill Frist aims to build next healthcare giant

Nashville Business Journal, July 9, 2013

U.S. hospitals triple use of electronic health records

U.S.News & World Report, July 9, 2013

Playing, and losing, as a medical team

The New York Times, July 9, 2013

Teleservices interest grows in healthcare

InformationWeek, July 9, 2013

Excess noise from alarms puts patients at risk

The Washington Post, July 9, 2013

The shadowy cartel of doctors that controls Medicare

Washington Monthly, July 9, 2013

How should doctors share decisions with their patients?

The New Yorker, July 8, 2013

Sales reps' presence tied to heart stent use

The Baltimore Sun / Reuters, July 3, 2013

Jewel of a hospital faces tough rural challenges

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, July 8, 2013

Dramatic physician shortages on healthcare horizon

Tulsa World, July 8, 2013



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