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Physicians Aren't the Only Problem

Alexandra Wilson Pecci, editor for HealthLeaders Media

Nurses verbally abused by doctors are more likely to verbally abuse their nurse colleagues, survey data shows. That should make all hospital leaders—not just CNOs—sit up and take notice. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Toxic Docs Require Management Finesse

Healthcare organizations are working to both discipline and reform physicians who display disruptive behavior. The process requires leaders to strike a tricky balance between "managing disruptive behavior" and "caring for and protecting the victims," says one expert. >>>

How Hospital Practices are Trimmed at UCSF

One energetic hospitalist, lamenting a "vast culture of overuse and waste," is working with a team to rid his hospital of some unnecessary operational habits that evidence says should be halted. >>>

CMS Overpaid Hospitals $38.2M for Short-Stay Claims

Payments to hospitals were made when elective surgeries failed to take place and inpatient claims did not meet Medicare's admission requirements, says a report from the Office of Inspector General. >>>

HMA Board Ousted by Glenview Capital

In a move seen as a "shadow vote" on the recently announced merger between Health Management Associates and Community Health Systems, HMA's largest shareholder has pushed out the sitting board and replaced it. >>>

How IPPS Final Rule Affects Medical Coding

The final Inpatient Prospective Payment System rule specifies how hospitals are to be paid for Medicare beneficiaries' inpatient care starting Oct. 1 and clarifies penalties to hospitals. >>>

Medical Monitoring Goes Mobile

Healthcare providers are seeing great potential in portable and miniature devices that enable the measurement of vital health data in acute and non-acute environments. >>>

5 Bills, 1 Month: AHA Urges Outreach to Legislators

The American Hospital Association wants acute care organizations to invite members of Congress into their hospitals during the August recess. The group is seeking co-sponsors on five bills. >>>



Intelligence Report

Intelligence Report: Patient Experience Beyond HCAHPS—Care Coordination and Cultural Transformation

This report uncovers the management and cultural changes necessary to achieve consistently superior patient experience. It features original research and analysis from top healthcare executives and clinical leaders. Gain key insights, such as: 71% of healthcare leaders will focus on care coordination to improve patient experience. Download Today >>>



News Headlines

Bigger hospitals may lead to bigger bills for patients

The New York Times, August 13, 2013

A limit on consumer costs is delayed in healthcare law

The New York Times, August 13, 2013

Patients can pay a high price for ER convenience

NPR, August 13, 2013

Schools can administer insulin without licensed nurses, court says

Los Angeles Times, August 13, 2013

Path to US practice is long slog to foreign doctors

The New York Times, August 12, 2013

Overall, NY hospital services improving

WGRZ.com/Gannett, August 12, 2013

CA looks for a new generation of culturally sensitive healthcare workers

The Sacramento Bee, August 12, 2013

Cleveland Clinic to work with ProMedica to improve patient care

The Plain Dealer, August 9, 2013

MA Nurses Association pushing ballot question on hospital staffing

Worcester Telegram & Gazette, August 7, 2013

KS approves more nursing investigators

The Topeka Capital-Journal, August 7, 2013



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