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50 Years of Fighting, Pressure Ulcers Called Into Question

Alexandra Wilson Pecci, editor for HealthLeaders Media

A study on pressure ulcers shows that patients may not need to be turned every two hours as a preventive measure, which has been common practice for decades. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Nurses Rap Payment Models Recommended by AMA

A recommendation from the American Medical Association calls for physicians to determine how care teams are paid. The American Association of Nurse Practitioners calls the AMA's link of reimbursements to physician-led teams "anti-competitive." >>>

Workflow Changes Could Relieve PCP Shortage

Primary care physicians waste on average about 30 minutes each day, and nurses waste 60 minutes per physician per day, on tasks that could be altered to take substantially less time, a study finds. >>>

Pressure is On to Reduce Pressure Ulcers

No longer accepted as "normal complications," pressure ulcers are the target of healthcare leaders who are investing in prevention strategies and seeing results.   >>>

What's Wrong With Healthcare Quality Measures? Part II

We know that measuring healthcare quality helps healthcare systems improve. But we could and should be doing it a lot better. >>>

How Population Health Analytics Opens Opportunities for Better Care

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

Can This Be the Healthiest Place in America?

This is a population health strategy: A plan years in the making and backed by the local medical center may make Cheshire County, NH, the healthiest community in the nation by 2020. >>>

3 Ways Healthcare HR is About to Change

Say goodbye to the practice of HR as you've known it. Big changes are coming to the way organizations hire, manage, and reward employees. >>>



News Headlines

Victims in meningitis outbreak hope for criminal charges against compounding pharmacy

NBC News / Associated Press, November 26, 2013

Telemedicine consults may reduce errors at rural ERs

Reuters, November 26, 2013

Analysis of huge data sets will reshape healthcare

USA Today, November 25, 2013

Healthcare industry vested in success of Obamacare

Los Angeles Times, November 22, 2013

Spending more and getting less for healthcare

The New York Times, November 22, 2013

Lower health increases could spur job growth, analysts say

Detroit Free Press / USA Today, November 21, 2013

Staff, visitors sue Las Vegas hospital in TB case

Las Vegas Sun / Associated Press, November 21, 2013

UC hospital workers begin one-day strike

Los Angeles Times, November 21, 2013

Safety-net hospitals lose more under Medicare's quality-based payments

The Washington Post, November 20, 2013

Baptist Health System settles $3.5 million federal false claims lawsuit

Texas Public Radio, November 20, 2013



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Population Health and the Analytics Opportunity

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