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'CSI' Program Empowers Nurses to Improve Quality Metrics

Alexandra Wilson Pecci, editor for HealthLeaders Media

The best ideas for improving patient care are not coming from the C-suite, says the chief nurse executive of North Shore-LIJ Health System. The best ideas, she says, are "coming from front-line staff." >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Nurse Staffing Linked to Lower Readmission Penalties

Researchers estimate that each additional nurse-hour per patient day is associated with 10% lower odds of receiving penalties under The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program. >>>

Targeting All-Cause Readmissions an Ambitious Strategy

There's ample disagreement about how much control hospitals can exercise over readmission rates. Farsighted leaders are taking on a big endeavor by focusing on all-cause readmissions. >>>

Consolidation Comes with Benefits (and Costs)

The volume of healthcare mergers and acquisitions lately has been stunning. But to some hospital and health system executives, it's nothing compared to what's coming over the next decade. >>>

Hospital Inspections to Resume In Full

The effects of the government shutdown will be felt for weeks as state and federal officials play catch-up on hospital inspections, re-certifications, and other routine work. >>>

Remote Patient Monitoring Poised for Growth

New penalties for preventable hospital readmissions are prompting hospitals to adopt technologies that allow patients to measure blood pressure, heart rate, and other vital signs from home. >>>

Residents Save $2M By Eliminating Needless Lab Tests

Having noticed that "the majority of tests we were ordering... really didn't impact the day-to-day care," a group of neurosurgery residents identified five lab tests that could be eliminated without affecting patient safety. They generated nearly $2 million in savings, including $75,000 in direct costs for their medical center. >>>

Laser-Like Social Media Focus Works Best for Independents

Social media channels allow a healthcare provider great reach for a fraction of the cost of traditional media such as billboards, newspapers, magazines, print, and television. But "spraying and praying" all over the Web is not a good strategy. >>>



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News Headlines

At Twin Cities hospitals, doing more with less blood

Star Tribune, October 22, 2013

Social media raises medical privacy questions

NBC News, October 22, 2013

Hospitals face whole new world under health law

The Tennessean / USA Today, October 21, 2013

Report: Body of Baptist Health Care (FL) CFO Kerry Vermillion recovered

PNJ.com, October 21, 2013

Women make better doctors than men

Time, October 18, 2013

Catholic hospitals grow, and with them questions of care

ProPublica, October 18, 2013

To reduce patient falls, hospitals try alarms, more nurses

NPR, October 17, 2013

The case for computer-based healthcare

National Journal, October 17, 2013

VT hospital fears for funding after patient death

Burlington Free Press, October 16, 2013

Improving patient engagement equal parts technology, empathy

CIO.com, October 16, 2013



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Multimedia/Events

Webcast: Patient Engagement for Population Health—The Kaiser Permanente & MSHA Models

Date: October 23, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Join clinical improvement leaders from Kaiser Permanente and Mountain States Health Alliance as they reveal proven models for fostering patient engagement through care coordination, technological innovation, and community outreach. Register Today >>>


Webcast: Predictive Analytics—Reducing Readmissions and Hospitalizations

Date: October 28, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

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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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