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Nurses' Accelerating Pace Toward Retirement 'Striking'

Alexandra Wilson Pecci, editor for HealthLeaders Media

An annual survey of registered nurses designed to measure career paths and satisfaction levels finds the intent-to-retire rate among RNs has jumped to 13%. It had been running at 6% in previous years. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

5 Scary Things About Healthcare Quality

Despite stringent hospital protocols and watchful government agencies, preventable medical errors continue to severely harm or cause death to some 400,000 patients a year in this country. >>>

Joint Commission Announces 'Top Performers'

One in three hospitals eligible for The Joint Commission's 'top performer' status has provided an evidence-based care practice 95% of the time for patients with certain conditions. >>>

14 Medicare Advantage Plans Earn 5 Stars

Among the significant perks of being a five-star plan is the ability of payers to enroll members throughout the year rather than only during the seven-week Medicare open enrollment period. >>>

ED Visits By Nursing Home Residents 'Disproportionately High'

An emergency medicine physician and researcher suggests that skilled nursing facility residents with "ambulatory care-sensitive conditions" may be treated appropriately in healthcare settings other than the emergency department. >>>

3 in 4 Patients Want E-mail Consultations

Patient demand for e-mail consultations with physicians is high, but willingness to pay is low. Physicians practices are finding they can accommodate the preference for e-mail by identifying suitable billing strategies. >>>

Reduced Readmissions—In a Bottle?

Healthcare organizations can lower readmissions and improve patient care significantly through a simple move that doesn't involve fancy data systems or expensive care coordinators, according to new research. If your organization doesn't use an oral nutritional supplement protocol, why not? >>>

Revving Patient Experience May Require a Cultural Transformation

Healthcare organizations that have fully committed to improving patient experience share the common belief that developing a patient-centered culture is key to their success. >>>



News Headlines

Addicted nurses keep licenses

Star Tribune, November 5, 2013

NY hospital group turns the tables on hospital graders

The Washington Post / Kaiser Health News, November 5, 2013

ACA could be further hamstrung by shortage of doctors

CBS New York, November 5, 2013

Project aims to tame flood of hospital ICU data

News & Observer / Associated Press, November 4, 2013

Fresh off its IPO, Charlotte-based healthcare alliance Premier Inc. aims for broader reach

Charlotte Observer, November 4, 2013

Midwives and nurses are as good as docs -- and sometimes better, WHO finds

NBC News, November 1, 2013

Manhattan hospital confirms employee tested positive for tuberculosis

CBS New York, November 1, 2013

Doctors' group to launch own health plan for staff

The Post and Courier, October 31, 2013

City of Pittsburgh responds to UPMC claim that it has no employees

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 30, 2013

Opinion: Shelter from the storms

The New York Times, October 30, 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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