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Safe Patient Limits Initiative Inches Forward in MA

Alexandra Wilson Pecci, editor for HealthLeaders Media

The Massachusetts Nurses Association is waging a battle against unsafe patient loads. Now it is behind a petition drive to get a Patient Safety Act on the 2014 statewide ballot. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

IOM Cancer Report Highlights Harmful Care

Doctors and hospitals "are doing a lot of things based on what we learned 20 or 30 years ago," says Patricia Ganz, MD, chair of the Institute of Medicine's cancer report committee and an oncologist at UCLA School of Medicine & Public Health. >>>

A Fresh Look at End-of-Life Care

It's imperative that healthcare providers team with patients to determine the ultimate medical mission. >>>

Doc Group Blasts CMS Physician Fee Schedule Plans

MGMA-ACMPE has penned a blistering 18-page report in response to the proposed federal rule on payments to doctors, criticizing the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for inaccuracy, inconsistency, and being misleading. >>>

Hospital Groups Reaffirm Support for PPACA, HIX

In an online event, the nation's three largest hospital associations express their unified support for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in the face of withering and relentless criticism that appears to be sapping public support. >>>

Racial Disparity Seen in Trauma Center Mortality Rates

Several mechanisms "end up leading to minority and uninsured patients having a higher death rate after trauma and I think that the hospital that they go to certainly plays a major role," says the lead author of a study that analyzed records from the National Trauma Data Bank. >>>

Further Proof That Transitional Care Works for Medicaid Patients

Research on Medicaid patients in North Carolina validates with data what we've known anecdotally for some time: Transitional care works, both to improve population health, and to save money. >>>

Wellness Culture Linked to Stock Value

Researchers say companies that have won an award for their employee health and safety cultures also outperform the Standard & Poor's 500, but they cannot yet say that causality has been identified. >>>



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News Headlines

CDC: Deadliest drug resistance comes from hospitals, not farms

NPR, September 17, 2013

When nurses bond with their patients

The New York Times, September 17, 2013

Two local hospitals battle over operating room upgrade

The Virginian-Pilot, September 17, 2013

Interfaith Medical Center (NY) to remain open for 16 more days

New York Daily News, September 16, 2013

IU Health plans cutting 800 jobs at hospitals

SFGate.com / Associated Press, September 13, 2013

Barnabas Health lays off employees, cites healthcare reform

The Star-Ledger, September 13, 2013

Opinion: Parkland nurse hiring spree helps hospital pass test

Dallas Business Journal, September 12, 2013

Myriad languages, cultures challenge health reform

SFGate.com / Associated Press, September 12, 2013

Rural hospitals wary of proposed Medicare cuts

The Texas Tribune, September 11, 2013

FDA orders starker warnings on opioid painkillers

Boston.com / Associated Press, September 11, 2013



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Intelligence Report: Physician Alignment in the New Shared Risk Environment

As admission levels and patient mix continue to change, discover how healthcare leaders are forging new collaborative working relationships and developing new productivity measures for both employed and independent physicians. Download Today >>>


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