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Innovative Nurse Brings Care to Caregivers

Alexandra Wilson Pecci, editor for HealthLeaders Media

A nurse-led program not only helps reduce stress among caregivers, it also illuminates the importance of nurses being able to conceptualize, develop, and implement such programs. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

How CMS Makes Quality Data Public While Still Keeping It Secret

The federal government seems to want to keep safety data on eight hospital-acquired conditions (HACs) secret at the same time that it boasts how transparent it's being. >>>

Can Hospitals Pay Patients' Health Insurance Premiums?

It's not clear whether hospitals can legally advance patients premium money for coverage obtained from health insurance exchange markets. But the potential for conflict is apparent. >>>

Managing Patients' Pain Improves Satisfaction, Revenue

Pain represents a growing patient concern and a flourishing service line for healthcare. Hospitals are creating pain management centers with a focus on chronic and acute pain, relying on interventional and multidisciplinary procedures targeting long-term pain. >>>

How One Health System Slashed OT Costs

Access to real-time scheduling data helped one New York state health system cut overtime hours in half in just one year. >>>

Demand for Primary Care Docs Remains Strong

The demand for primary care doctors is being fueled by health reform mandates as well as physician turnover, which has been on the rise over the past three years, a physician recruitment report finds. >>>

Docs Hope for Incentive Bonuses to Offset Smaller Pay Increases

Physician compensation will increasingly include incentives, but the transition may be more of an evolution than a revolution. Meanwhile, primary care doctors may continue to get a "bump up" in salaries. >>>

Delivering Safety Over Convenience

Driven by safety evidence and new reporting requirements, obstetric units are curbing elective early deliveries. But some patients are insistent. >>>



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News Headlines

Why hospitals should be more like Disney World

Houston Business Journal, October 1, 2013

Oncologists call for industry-led global fund to fight cancer

Reuters, October 1, 2013

Video: Nurses push to prep would-be patients on new healthcare law

NBC News, September 30, 2013

US settles race complaint against Flint (MI) hospital

The Miami Herald / Associated Press, September 30, 2013

Nurses prone to injuries with heavier patients

ABC News, September 27, 2013

Baltimore VA hospital faulted for lengthy emergency room stays

The Baltimore Sun, September 27, 2013

Shame campaign gets hospital staffers vaccinated

NBC News, September 27, 2013

Easing doctor burnout with mindfulness

The New York Times, September 26, 2013

Obamacare keeps patients at home slowing hospital use

Bloomberg, September 25, 2013

Brooklyn grapples with struggling hospitals and demand for healthcare

The Wall Street Journal, September 25, 2013



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From HealthLeaders Magazine

A Fresh Look at End-of-Life Care

Providers must team with patients to determine the ultimate medical mission. >>>

 

Delivering Safety Over Convenience

 

Restructuring Reimbursements



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