Please add this newsletter to your Safe Sender list
View this email as a Web page | Manage Account


  May 6, 2014 Follow us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterJoin us on LinkedInRSS feed

How 5 Top Hospitals Are Observing Nurses Week

Alexandra Wilson Pecci, editor for HealthLeaders Media

See how Cleveland Clinic, Johns Hopkins Hospital and other top hospitals are recognizing nurses this week. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Physician: 'I Almost Killed a Patient' Because of an Advance Directive

While advance medical directives can be a benefit to patients, families, and healthcare costs, misinterpretation of these documents by clinicians is common, says a prominent emergency medicine physician, and can lead to irreversible medical errors. >>>

Hospital Rankings: The More, the Murkier

Once the stuff of health policy journals, hospital rankings based on public data are easily accessible to providers, payers, and patients. Therein lies the problem. >>>

Return of the Autopsy

The autopsy, long out of favor in non-forensic cases, is enjoying new life in some hospitals as a tool for uncovering cause of death and improving quality of care. >>>

Bariatric Surgery and the Obesity Battle

Hospital and ambulatory settings are finding that weight loss surgery can reduce the risk of cancer, cardiac disease, and diabetes in morbidly obese patients. >>>

Find Deeper Healthcare Supply Chain Savings

Having already picked most of the low-hanging fruit, provider organizations are looking for—and finding—new ways to spend less on materials. >>>

3 Tips for Stopping Bad Behavior in the Workplace

The NBA acted swiftly to fine and ban for life a team owner accused of making racist comments. What can you do about bad behavior among employees in your hospital or health system? >>>

Cigna Puts a Premium on Cancer Prevention

As model payment for healthcare services moves from fee-for-service to a system based on value, the health insurer Cigna is putting an emphasis on colon cancer prevention measures. >>>

Slideshow: The New Primary Care Model—A Patient-Centered Approach to Care Coordination

The contemporary primary care practice is at the crossroads of healthcare reform efforts. As the focus of reform shifts to prevention, care of chronic illness, and population health, the primary care physician will play a pivotal role. >>>



LIVE Webcast

Webcast: Hospital-Hospice Collaboration to Improve Palliative Care Outcomes

Date: June 12, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET Hospitals and ACOs are building partnerships with organizations such as hospices to reduce hospital readmissions, mortality rates and treatment costs among this patient population. Join leaders from both sides of the collaboration as they share tested strategies for building effective hospice-hospital partnerships to improve clinical and financial outcomes. Register Today >>>



News Headlines

If healthcare usage is surging, where are the healthcare jobs?

Los Angeles Times, May 6, 2014

Hospitals' purchase of doctors leads to higher prices, spending, study finds

The Washington Post / Kaiser Health News, May 6, 2014

First US MERS patient expected to be released from IN hospital

CBS News, May 6, 2014

Healthcare nonprofit learns patient engagement game

InformationWeek, May 6, 2014

Feds reject LSU hospital deals

ABC News / Associated Press, May 5, 2014

Medicare seeks to stop overpayments for hospice patients' drugs

Kaiser Health News / The Washington Post, May 2, 2014

Doctors think the other guy often prescribes unnecessary care

NPR / Kaiser Health News, May 2, 2014

Nurses taking on new roles under Affordable Care Act

Albany Business Review, May 2, 2014

Cloud, analytics improve breast cancer screening education

InformationWeek, May 1, 2014

HIV patient's lawsuit against Lahey Clinic and doctors moves forward

Boston Business Journal, May 1, 2014



Stay Connected to HealthLeaders

Don't Miss the News You Want.

Spam filters exist for a reason, but not for the news you need. Make sure you aren’t missing your daily and/or weekly industry coverage. Add our address -- news.editor@healthleadersmedia.com -- to your address book or e-mail whitelist to keep the news you need in your inbox.


Is All of Your Leadership Team In The Know?

Our award-winning Daily News & Analysis e-newsletter can keep your leadership team abreast of relevant breaking news, and with in-depth industry coverage through 10 weekly e-newsletters that hit every pillar of healthcare, we've got your whole leadership team covered. Subscribe to any -- or all -- of our e-newsletters.



Multimedia/Events

HealthLeaders Media LIVE From Intermountain: Primary Care-Mental Health Integration

Date: June 17, 2014 | 12:00–3:00PM ET Find out how Intermountain Healthcare developed a team-based approach that ensures the effective assignment of mental health professionals, along with a care process model built upon a systematic, evidence-based treatment algorithm that is collaborative and measurable. Register Today Download the Free Case Study >>>




From HealthLeaders Magazine

Physicians at the Crossroads

Doctors are facing critical decisions that will affect their future role in healthcare delivery, especially when it comes to developing care and payment models. >>>

 

The Power of Delegating

 

Autopsy Advocates



Sponsor this Newsletter

For advertising opportunities in this or other HealthLeaders Media email newsletters, please contact sales@healthleadersmedia.com or call 800.639.7477.

  MAGAZINE | NEWS | TERMS OF SERVICE | PRIVACY POLICY | ADVERTISE Follow us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterJoin us on LinkedInRSS feed

©2014 HealthLeaders Media

If you prefer not to receive this email newsletter, let us know.
HealthLeaders Media NursingLeaders is a division of Fortis Business Media
HEALTHLEADERS MEDIA
100 Winners Circle, Brentwood, TN 37027
Serving the business information needs of healthcare executives and professionals.