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3 Ways to Take Control Over Patient Flow, Staffing

Alexandra Wilson Pecci, editor for HealthLeaders Media

Forget stubborn physicians and wildly fluctuating patient volumes. Nurse leaders really do have control over the highs and lows of patient throughput and related staffing problems. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

'Perverse Incentives' Perpetuate Use of Disproven Medical Treatments

In what researchers are calling "the largest and most comprehensive study of medical (finding) reversal," they identify 146 medical practices that have been refuted by subsequent studies, but which continue to be used by providers. >>>

Berwick: Zapping Overtreatment, Costs Takes 'Courage'

The former acting head of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services lauds efforts such as the Choosing Wisely campaign, which aim to reduce medical interventions "for which the risks outweigh the benefits." >>>

Final IPPS Rule Elicits Objections from Hospital Groups

The Inpatient Prospective Payment System rule establishes controversial terms that distinguish an inpatient admission from "observation" status, for which hospitals receive lower rates of Medicare reimbursement. >>>

Physicians Brace for Drug, Device 'Transparency'

Doctors groups are alerting members to be prepared to respond to public disclosures as pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers begin tracking and reporting their financial interactions with physicians. >>>

Sluggish Hospital Job Growth Linked to Sequestration

Preliminary data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics marks July as the third month this year in which the hospital sector lost jobs. But one analyst is not ready to call it a trend. >>>

4 Reasons to Ban Social Media in Your Hospital

If you are in an executive position at a hospital or healthcare system, consider blocking access to Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. There's no better way to let the world know that you neither trust your employees, nor promote knowledge sharing. >>>

VRE Infection Control Needs Regional Strategy

Hospitals can't expect to control or prevent outbreaks of infections such as vancomycin-resistant enterococcus without sharing data and coordinating with other regional providers, a Johns Hopkins researcher says. >>>



Intelligence Report

Intelligence Report: Advancing Clinical Quality from Data to Decisions

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News Headlines

Hospitals vary widely in ER waiting times

The Philadelphia Inquirer, August 6, 2013

MA nurses union to file ballot question asking to limit number of patients

Boston.com / Associated Press, August 6, 2013

Extra attention to Medicare's sickest patients saves money in the long run

The Columbus Dispatch, August 6, 2013

6 Louisiana cities among nation's 10 most expensive for healthcare

NOLA.com / The Times-Picayune, August 5, 2013

In healthcare industry, who will keep workers safe?

USA Today, August 5, 2013

New form adds some teeth to end-of-life care preferences

USA Today, August 5, 2013

US official challenges claim that Obamacare hurts workers

Reuters, August 2, 2013

Tenet, Health Management accused of paying kickbacks

Bloomberg, August 2, 2013

Whistleblower suit: Hospitals defrauded Medicaid

News & Observer / Associated Press, August 1, 2013

Women's health program serving thousands fewer Texans since state takeover

The Dallas Morning News, August 1, 2013



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