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Compassion Fatigue's Surprising Costs

Alexandra Wilson Pecci, editor for HealthLeaders Media

Nurse leaders need to break the toxic tradition of "eating their young" and instead help them navigate the profession and its challenges in a more productive way. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Tailoring Cardiac Care for Women

Developing heart centers that specialize in women's cardiology care is of growing importance, not only for women's health, but for hospitals seeking improved economic returns. >>>

Feds to Release 8 Quality Measures for Psych Unit Care

Care lapses can hurt psychiatric patients and hospital reputations. Soon-to-be public data on quality measures for these patients will no doubt reflect on general acute care hospitals overall as well as on their behavioral health units. >>>

Hospital's 'No-Wait' Culture Slashes Costs

Medical equipment tagging is saving a New York hospital hundreds of thousands of dollars a year. Its savings on patient tagging will be known soon. Next? The COO is considering employee tagging, to monitor hand washing and reduce infection rates. >>>

CMS to Release Physician Payment Data

Physicians' associations generally support improving access and transparency in Medicare reimbursement records within the proper context and with privacy protections, but caution that "you can't always use this data as a proxy for quality." >>>

PCMH Data Certifies Proof of Concept

Data collected from 11 states strongly suggests that the question to ask about the patient-centered medical home model is not whether it reduces healthcare costs and improves outcomes, but how well. >>>

3 Ways to Make Your Hospital a Great Place to Work

Has your organization resolved to be a better place to work in 2014? Good for you. Now what's your strategy? >>>

HL20: Cheryl Bartlett, RN—Public Health Advocacy, From Bottom to Top

Cheryl Bartlett, RN, hasn't been paid as a nurse in many years, but she maintains her nursing license and says she still brings the perspective of a nurse to her job as the commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. >>>



Industry Survey 2014

Industry Survey 2014: Forging Healthcare's New Financial Foundation

This award-winning survey shows how organizations are managing the shift from volume to value, including new and proven tactics to support collaborative care. Don't miss the bonus CEO report! Free Download >>>



News Headlines

Medicare agency seeks to speed up appeals for coverage

The Washington Post, January 21, 2014

Doctors' dress code aims to halt nasty germs

NBC News, January 21, 2014

AL, GA earn failing grades in new healthcare report card

Ledger-Enquirer, January 20, 2014

New medical codes parse ailments to the finest detail

The Hartford Courant, January 20, 2014

Seals of approval for home healthcare providers

DallasNews.com / The New York Times, January 20, 2014

Doctors say pressure on ERs may rise, give U.S. failing grade

Reuters, January 17, 2014

Lots of new patients, too few doctors

The New York Times, January 17, 2014

Jackson Health System trying to figure out why the surge in uninsured patients

The Miami Herald, January 16, 2014

FDA asks doctors, dentists to stop prescribing high-dose acetaminophen

Los Angeles Times, January 16, 2014

No easy definition for 'abusive' prescribing

ProPublica, January 15, 2014



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Date: March 27, 2014 | 12:00–3:00PM ET Find out how the leaders of Geisinger Health System drove down costs in the care continuum by leveraging the power of their ProvenHealth Navigator? model, a system that combines evidence-based best practices, electronic health records, and quality and accountability metrics to standardize care processes. Register Today >>>




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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