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3 Favorite Nursing Trends of 2013

Alexandra Wilson Pecci, editor for HealthLeaders Media

Some nursing leaderships emerged quietly this year, but are nonetheless provocative for how they force us to think about nursing and how they force nurses to think about themselves as caregivers and healthcare leaders. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Hospital Compare Adds Infection, Stroke, Readmissions Data

The latest update to the federal website that reports hospital quality data adds rates of stroke, C. diff and MRSA infections, blood clot prevention and care measures and expanded readmissions data. >>>

MUCking Around for New Quality Measures

'Tis the season when CMS looks at a long list of proposed quality measures, any one of which might reveal which healthcare providers are delivering care that is very, very good. >>>

How One Provider is Saving Millions on Imaging Equipment

By adopting a data-driven strategy to determine its equipment needs, Milwaukee-based Aurora Health Care has reduced capital spending on CT scanners by 9%, nuclear medicine by 25%, mammography by 3%, and X-ray by 10% since early 2012. >>>

Healthcare Unions Eye Gains in 2014

The five-member National Labor Relations Board is sharply pro-labor, and could provide favorable rulings that will make it easier to organize next year. Expedited elections are "the biggest concern that employers should have," says one expert in labor and employee relations. >>>

Q&A: Ardis Dee Hoven 'Optimistic' SGR Will Be Repealed

Citing bipartisan support in Congress, Ardis Dee Hoven, MD, president of the American Medical Association, believes a "doc fix," in the form of a  total repeal of the sustainable growth rate funding formula for physicians, is imminent. >>>

Uncertainty Colors Physicians' Watch List

The top issues on the Physicians Foundation Watch List for 2014 are related to healthcare reform. Some matters, such as health insurance exchanges, are no longer a theoretical concern, but an emergent and very real one. >>>

SLIDESHOW: HL20 — 20 People Who Are Making a Difference in Healthcare - 2013

They are nurses and physicians. They are researchers and executives. They are providers and payers. They are watchdogs and innovators. And they are patients. They are this year's HealthLeaders 20 honorees, selected for their efforts to make a difference in healthcare. >>>



Intelligence Report

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

Glaxo says it will stop paying doctors to promote drugs

The New York Times, December 17, 2013

Proposal would protect volunteer doctors

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 17, 2013

Midwives for the dying

The Atlantic, December 17, 2013

Seven changes the ACA will likely encourage in the medical system

The Des Moines Register, December 16, 2013

Opinion: In defense of Catholic healthcare

New York Daily News, December 16, 2013

US appeals court refuses interim stay in UnitedHealthcare case

The Hartford Courant, December 13, 2013

Nurses pressing ballot question to limit hospital CEO pay

The Boston Globe, December 12, 2013

Parkland Hospital sees decline in patient grievances and complaints

The Dallas Morning News, December 12, 2013

Workers sue Sandy-devastated hospital as bankruptcy looms

NBC New York, December 11, 2013

Work continues to fix problems raised by hepatitis C outbreak

Star Tribune / Associated Press, December 11, 2013



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From HealthLeaders Magazine

20 People Who Make Healthcare Better—2013

They are nurses and physicians. They are researchers and executives. They are providers and payers. They are watchdogs and innovators. And they are patients. They are this year's HealthLeaders 20 honorees, selected for their efforts to make a dfference in healthcare. Their stories are sometimes tinged with struggles or challenges, but always, ultimately, with success. >>>

 

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