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Interdisciplinary Care Starts With Respect for Colleagues

Alexandra Wilson Pecci, editor for HealthLeaders Media

The responsibilities of nurses, physicians, pharmacists, and other members of the clinical care team are certainly different, but none is more or less important to patient care. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

'Alarming' Physician Shortages Lie Ahead

While the reasons for the projected doctor shortage are clear—population health issues, shrinking physician reimbursements, workforce issues, and residency training insufficiencies—the path toward a solution is not. >>>

Anatomy of a Readmissions Master Plan

Memorial Hermann leaders have been able to reduce preventable readmissions by closing care continuum gaps. They've tackled poor communication among disjointed or unaligned providers, a lack of systemic accountability and follow through, and inadequate human and IT resources. >>>

What's Wrong With Healthcare Quality Measures? Part I

We need to measure the hell out of healthcare to help us compare one organization or system with others. I believe measuring quality helps healthcare systems improve. But I also believe that we can measure healthcare quality a lot better than we do. >>>

Rethinking Retirement Plans for Healthcare Workers

Many provider organizations are taking a hard look at the design of their pension plans and opting for a new benefit structure that reduces their financial risk. >>>

Higher Intensivist Staffing Levels Linked to Fewer ICU Deaths

A meta-analysis into guidelines that call for "high-intensity staffing" models employing intensivists in the ICU reveals better patient outcomes, but not at night. >>>

How Highmark BCBS Helps Reduce Hospital Readmissions

Hospital readmission rates remain stubborn. Hoping to move the needle, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield has made its care transition program, which tracks readmissions indicators, mandatory for hospitals that have failed to meet a certain threshold. >>>

A Better Way to Cut Workplace Stress

Workplace stress causes absenteeism, productivity losses, and increases in healthcare costs. Employers that help workers manage stress factors see significant financial benefits. But wellness programs alone don't get the job done. >>>



Intelligence Report

Intelligence Report: Restructuring Executive Compensation for the Shift From Volume to Value

This report reveals how the shift from volume to value is reshaping compensation and incentives and demanding new C-suite skills. Download Today >>>



News Headlines

Risk calculator for cholesterol appears flawed

The New York Times, November 19, 2013

Physician payment reform matters to cancer patients

The Hill, November 19, 2013

At clinics, tumultuous lives and turbulent care

The New York Times, November 18, 2013

Nearly 1,500 hospitals penalized under Medicare program rating quality

Kaiser Health News, November 15, 2013

Long-awaited kidney transplant canceled over hospital strike

ABC News, November 15, 2013

Sheriff: Suspect shot, wounded inside hospital

Boston.com / Associated Press, November 15, 2013

AZ Governor seeks money to recruit more nurses

The Miami Herald / Associated Press, November 14, 2013

Patients, families are in the dark over risky MN nurses

Star Tribune, November 14, 2013

Doctors told to get tougher with patients about weight

Star Tribune / Associated Press, November 14, 2013

Tupelo hospital lays off 109 workers

The Miami Herald / Associated Press, November 14, 2013



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HealthLeaders Media LIVE from Memorial Hermann: The Readmissions Master Plan

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From HealthLeaders Magazine

Population Health and the Analytics Opportunity

Innovators are blending technology with new care models while targeting high-risk patients in a patient-centered strategy. >>>

 

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