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Countdown to Flu Shot Compliance Begins

Chelsea Rice, Associate Editor for HealthLeaders Media

Encouraging healthcare workers to get their flu shots has been a patient safety and quality of care issue for years. Mandatory public reporting of this hospital quality measure is finally moving the needle. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Cheaper Way to Stop MRSA Adds No Patient Risk

Having healthcare providers don gloves and gowns in intensive care units is shown to reduce infections of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, but without a rise in adverse events, researchers say. >>>

NPs Love Their Jobs, For Now

Unlike physicians and RNs, nurse practitioners report remarkably high levels of job satisfaction thanks to a rise in opportunities to practice independently, and confidence that their earning power will increase. >>>

How One Rural Hospital Prevents Patient Falls

A small Illinois hospital comes up with a remarkably simple, inexpensive, and effective strategy to guard against falls and wins an award in the process. >>>

Innovative Nurse Brings Care to Caregivers

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. >>>

RWJF Hospital Price Transparency Challenge Winners Announced

Since Medicare released pricing data on hospital charges months ago, the pressure has been on hospitals to be more transparent. A challenge from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has brought forth interactive tools that should help providers and consumers. >>>

Don't Expect Physicians to Lead Change

Unless you take steps to equip them to do so, physicians will continue to be unprepared to lead changes in clinical guidelines critical to performing under healthcare reform. >>>

Toxic Hospital Practices May Fuel Readmissions

In the process of giving life-saving therapies, healthcare providers are often unaware that the dehydration, malnutrition, deconditioning, and information overload that happen during hospital stays may have long-term consequences to the cognitive function of vulnerable patients. >>>



LIVE Webcast

Webcast: The New Patient Experience Model—Strategies to Leverage the Patient Perspective

Date: November 5, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Marketing leaders from Covenant Health and Studer Group will help healthcare executives understand the importance of creating a patient-centered culture, share actionable examples of experience improvement techniques, and demonstrate how marketing can promote and sustain the hospital's patient experience strategy. Register Today >>>



News Headlines

Healthcare hospitality: Hospitals use amenities to dazzle patients

Arkansas Business, October 7, 2013

Federal government shuts off $20 million in funding to ME hospital

Bangor Daily News, October 4, 2013

The cost of rejecting Medicaid expansion

Reuters, October 4, 2013

UC Irvine and MemorialCare Health System agree to partner, not merge

Los Angeles Times, October 3, 2013

Western Maryland hospitals form alliance

The Baltimore Sun, October 3, 2013

Tuomey Healthcare ordered to pay $276 million

WLTX.com, October 2, 2013

Opinion: Baylor Health System, Tenet Healthcare embrace Obamacare

The Dallas Morning News, October 2, 2013

The case for changing how doctors work

The New Yorker, October 2, 2013

Baylor Health Care System, Scott & White complete their merger

The Dallas Morning News, October 1, 2013

Citrus Memorial Hospital boards vote for HCA

Tampa Bay Business Journal, October 1, 2013



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Date: October 8, 2013 | 12:00–3:00PM ET Discover how Beaumont Health built a physician-led cardiovascular center of excellence delivering improved quality, growth, and patient satisfaction. Register Today Download the Free Case Study >>>




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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