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NQF Distances Itself From Safe Practices Co-Chair

Cheryl Clark

While an influential advocate for patient safety and former committee chair of the National Quality Forum denies allegations that he took kickbacks from a product manufacturer, the DOJ has named him in a settlement agreement. The NQF cut ties with him years ago and updated its conflict of influence policies. >>>

 

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. >>>

Telemedicine Emerging as Rural ICU Solution

While the high startup costs associated with telemedicine programs have presented a barrier to many rural hospitals, data suggests they contribute to lower costs and lower mortality rates >>>

Will Physicians Be Dropped From Managed Care Networks?

Insurers are dropping thousands of physicians from their managed care networks. For the physicians allowed to stay, reimbursement rates may be cut so much that they will wonder whether being dropped was the better outcome. >>>

Compassion Fatigue's Surprising Costs

Exhaustion is nothing new in the world of nursing, but the emotional and physical toll of doling out high levels of empathy must be addressed by leaders who have the power to make positive changes. >>>

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? >>>

Lower Medicare Costs Linked to Continuous Coverage

A GAO report examining the health status, program spending, and use of services by Medicare beneficiaries who were commercially insured for at least six years before joining Medicare suggests that healthcare reform will reduce healthcare spending. >>>

HL20: Kristine Aznavoorian, RN, MS—Working to Heal Sexually Abused Children

Kristine Aznavoorian, RN, MS, had been a practicing pediatric nurse in Boston for five years when she encountered subspecialists known as Pediatric Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners. Now she works with young victims of heinous crimes. >>>



Industry Survey 2014

Industry Survey 2014: Forging Healthcare's New Financial Foundation

The next 12 months may be the most transformative in the history of the healthcare industry. This report provides timely insights from our Intelligence Unit and top industry executives into the evolving attitudes of healthcare leaders—and the clinical, financial, and alignment moves they’re making today to successfully negotiate the coming shift from volume to value. Purchase Today >>>



News Headlines

Allegheny Health Network to ink 5-year deal with Johns Hopkins for cancer treatment

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 23, 2014

Physician EHR adoption leaps 21% in 2013

InformationWeek, January 23, 2014

Boston Medical Center is ahead of the curve on alarm fatigue

Boston Magazine, January 23, 2014

Health law spurs state shift in long-term care

Kaiser Health News / Stateline, January 21, 2014

UA's prestigous transplant programs thrown into turmoil

Arizona Daily Star, January 21, 2014

Nonprofit clinic offers 'bridges of health' to Philadelphia's illegal immigrants

The New York Times, 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



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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 difference in healthcare. Their stories are sometimes tinged with struggles or challenges, but always, ultimately, with success. >>>

 

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