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Give Nurses in Wheelchairs a Chance

Alexandra Wilson Pecci, editor for HealthLeaders Media

Although some nurse leaders cling to the rigid requirements of the profession, others are making accommodations for nurses in wheelchairs, sending a powerful message to patients in the process. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

New G-Codes to Pay Doctors for Broad Array of Non-Face-to-Face Care

Though few physicians realize it yet, a new CMS rule will begin to pay them for the hours they and their clinical teams spend managing Medicare patients' chronic conditions beyond face-to-face office visits. >>>

1 in 5 CT Screenings for Lung Cancer Results in Overdiagnosis

"Some of these individuals would never have known they had lung cancer, and never would have been treated for lung cancer… and would have died from other causes rather than from this disease," says one researcher. >>>

Douglas Hawthorne—A Chance to Do Something Big

Douglas Hawthorne, CEO of Texas Health Resources, has repeatedly made big bets on where the puck is going in healthcare, and those bets have almost always paid off. Now his behemoth health system is seeking to take responsibility for caring for individuals over a lifetime. Making that change pay off financially is the critical challenge. From the 2013 HealthLeaders 20. >>>

Telehealth Improves Patient Care in ICUs

Patient survival of ICUs is 26% more likely when backed by eICU services, and patients are discharged faster from the ICU and the hospital, a new study finds. >>>

Hospitals Promote Good Health, Generosity as The Holidays Kick Off

Healthcare organizations use holiday cheer to make a positive impact on their communities, through shopping discounts for preventive care, a food drive, and staff volunteering. >>>

Substance Abuse Resurfaces Among Anesthesiologists in Training

Nearly 1% of anesthesiology residents showed substance use disorders, including some who died as a result, and nearly half of those caught had a relapse, says a new report. "This is still a big problem within our specialty," says the study author. >>>

News Roundup: Healthcare Gains Jobs, CT Hospital Strike Continues

Hospital and health system job growth looks strong, Connecticut sees its first hospital strike in 25 years, and a hospital worker convicted of infecting patients is sentenced in New Hampshire. >>>



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Intelligence Report: Population Health Management—Steps to Risk Sharing and Data Analytics

This report explores how better collaboration and mastery of data analytics can help you build a successful integrated and collaborative network for population health management. Includes actionable recommendations, key takeaways, and case studies from Geisinger Health System, Lancaster General Health, and the Jefferson School of Population Health. Purchase Today >>>



News Headlines

Some CA insurance plans narrow doctor, hospital choices

Kaiser Health News / Capital Public Radio, December 10, 2013

Rehospitalization rates fell in first year of Medicare penalties

Kaiser Health News, December 10, 2013

Nonprofit excels at integrating mental, physical health care

The Seattle Times, December 9, 2013

Obama administration awards $55 million to boost health-care workforce

The Washington Post, December 6, 2013

Feds penalize CNY hospitals nearly $3 million for not measuring up on quality

Syracuse.com, December 6, 2013

Minnesota Nursing Board votes to seek more disciplinary power

Star Tribune, December 6, 2013

Opinion: No, there won't be a doctor shortage

The New York Times, December 6, 2013

Opinion: To make hospitals less deadly, a dose of data

The New York Times, December 5, 2013

FDA hopes hospitals will switch to newly regulated pharmacies

NBC News, December 4, 2013

Why eliminating 'hospital purgatories' would save billions of dollars

PBS NewsHour, December 4, 2013



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