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It's OK to Break the Rules, Sometimes

Alexandra Wilson Pecci, editor for HealthLeaders Media

A nurse leader advocates for "positive deviance" in nursing?bending or tweaking rules or guidelines in the interest of positively affecting patient care, even though there is no outcomes data to support the practice. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Patient Experience: Old School Approach May Be Best

The simplest, most effective patient experience strategy may be listening to the patient, directly through personal discussions and indirectly through survey data analysis. >>>

Cancer Care for Dying Patients On The Rise

Conflating disease treatment with patient care against a backdrop of a fee-for-service reimbursement system is leading to more aggressive treatments for terminally ill oncology patients, research conducted for the Dartmouth Atlas Project suggests. >>>

1 in 5 ICU Patients Get 'Futile' Care

A report from researchers at UCLA is intended to be a wake-up call about the use of medical technologies and tools that if not appropriately applied, "end up extending the dying process, not benefiting the patient in the ICU bed." >>>

How the Medical Home May Save Primary Care

Years ago, with his office in chaos, Peter Anderson, MD, looked for a better way to practice primary care. He found it by developing "family team care," a model that looks a lot like what we call today the patient centered medical home. >>>

Funding Cuts Spur Healthcare Job Shifts

The pace of hospital job growth has slowed to a crawl this year. The root cause is "not just healthcare reform," says one analyst, citing about $100 billion of other cuts since 2010. >>>

Acing Acute Care for Elders

Special hospital units designed and staffed to treat geriatric patients are improving outcomes and reducing costs. >>>

Financial Incentives for Preventing HAIs Don't Add Up to Much

A major teaching hospital's move to provide a financial rationale for preventing healthcare-acquired infections points to the dearth of meaningful incentives for hospitals to work harder toward the goal of improved patient safety. >>>



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Date: October 16, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

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News Headlines

CA lawmakers pass prescription drug reform bills

The Los Angeles Times, September 10, 2013

Community Health Systems struggles to grow amid drop in patients

The Tennessean, September 10, 2013

Nurse practitioners try new tack to expand foothold in primary care

Kaiser Health News / The Philadelphia Inquirer, September 10, 2013

Inquiry finds inadequate staffing at MS Veterans Hospital

The New York Times, September 10, 2013

Faster care is not lowering heart attack death rates

Time, September 6, 2013

13 hospitial patients possibly exposed to rare, fatal brain disease in NH

NBC News, September 5, 2013

TX widow waits for hospital to return husband's heart

MyWestTexas.com, September 5, 2013

CA bill to boost use of nurse practitioners goes nowhere

Los Angeles Times, September 4, 2013

Patients may have been exposed to measles at two MA hospitals

The Boston Globe, September 4, 2013

Orlando Health employees circulate petition to protest pay cuts

WFTV.com, September 4, 2013



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From HealthLeaders Magazine

New Approaches to Patient Experience

The simplest and most effective patient experience strategy may be listening to the patient, directly through personal discussions and indirectly through survey data analysis. >>>

 

Acing Acute Care for Elders

 

Proving Value: How It Can Work for You—and Employers



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