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How Disruptive Nurses Lead to Better Outcomes

Alexandra Wilson Pecci, editor for HealthLeaders Media

With healthcare reform well underway, now is a good time to come up with alternatives to traditional individual care, one innovative nurse midwife believes. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Shrink Readmissions by Adding Nurses

Bumping up nurse staffing levels by three nurse hours per patient day provides a demonstrable and marked reduction in hospital readmissions. But the financial implications of doing so are tricky. >>>

How CMS Penalizes Hospitals for Finding Blood Clots

When it comes to blood clots in surgical patients, "vigilant hospitals get penalized because [when] they look more, they find more. Their rankings look atrocious," says the author of a report blasting a patient safety measure that he says is driving unintended consequences. >>>

Med Schools Failing on Conflict of Interest Policies

While medical schools have had clear guidelines for conflict of interest policies since 2006, many fall short of meeting the policies set forth by the Association of American Medical Colleges, the Institute of Medicine, and others, research shows. >>>

How the Physician Payment Sunshine Act Could Affect Practice Revenue

This provision of the healthcare law does not create new penalties for financial interactions with drug or device companies, or any other organization, but it may cause doctors to change some of their outside activities. >>>

Compensation for Physician Execs Sees Slow Growth

The 7% growth in physician executive compensation across all titles between 2010 and 2012 is consistent with growth seen in the previous two-year period, but down significantly from the mid-2000s. >>>

3 Things Your Social Media Page Tells Job Applicants

Your most powerful recruiting tool is the message you're broadcasting on social media. Recruiters should be in lockstep with the marketing department if they hope to compete with other organizations to recruit and retain potential employees. >>>

Intelligence Report: Toward Population Health

Healthcare providers appear willing to embrace the new model of population health, but the first order of business for many is to sort out the financial issues. >>>



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News Headlines

ME nurses say Obamacare doesn't go far enough, argue for universal coverage

Bangor Daily News, October 15, 2013

Hospital giant fails in bid to swipe nurses' sick days

Salon, October 15, 2013

More doctors, nurses becoming hospital administrators

Star-Telegram, October 14, 2013

A job engine sputters as hospitals cut staff

USA Today, October 14, 2013

NIH admits a dozen critically ill despite shutdown

Boston.com / Associated Press, October 10, 2013

Woman missing 17 days found dead in hospital stairway

The Chicago Tribune / Reuters, October 10, 2013

TB deaths at Las Vegas hospital's NICU spur health alert

CBS News, October 10, 2013

Shutdown scuttles inspections of hospitals

Dallas Morning News, October 9, 2013

In MN, nurses in trouble get second chances

Star Tribune, October 9, 2013

Orlando Health nurses rallying for unions

Orlando Business Journal, October 8, 2013



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From HealthLeaders Magazine

The Benefits (and Costs) of Consolidation

The recent level of M&A and affiliation activity in healthcare has been stunning, but to some leaders, it's nothing compared to what's coming over the next decade. >>>

 

Compounding Concerns

 

Readmissions: The Big Picture



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