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In Nursing, Accountability Fosters Quality

By: Michelle Wilson Berger for HealthLeaders Media, July 31, 2012

To know how well nurses are executing on quality and patient safety issues, give them a barometer—in the form of metrics and standards—to measure where they stand compared with individuals and units at their hospital and at like institutions.

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HHS Launches $200M APRN Training Demo

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, July 31, 2012

A graduate nurse education demonstration project will help train and place advanced practice registered nurses such as nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, and certified nurse anesthetists in five cities, the Department of Health and Human Services has announced.

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How Hospital Forecasting Just Got Tougher

By: Karen Minich-Pourshadi, for HealthLeaders Media, July 30, 2012

With the uncertainty over which states will opt out of Medicaid, financial leaders in healthcare settings need a handle on their local and national political scenes and must predict the impact on reimbursements and patient volumes. In other words, they need to know everything.

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Aurora Health Offers Employers a Savings Guarantee

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, July 30, 2012

Milwaukee-based Aurora Health Care is offering employers who join the Aurora Accountable Care Network guaranteed savings averaging 10%. The savings are generated primarily through coordinated care for patients, lower co-pays with network providers, and better health outcomes, the company says.

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Rounds: Sustainable Patient-Centered Excellence—Lessons From Sharp HealthCare

By: July 30, 2012

Date: September 5, 2012, 9:00–12:00 p.m.

Pacific Sharp HealthCare leaders reveal the secrets that have enabled them to turn their patient-centered care initiative into a sustainable program that's ingrained in the culture, improves outcomes, and grows stronger over time. By combining their Sharp Experience performance improvement initiative with the Planetree Patient-Centered Care Model, they have built an organization of sustainable patient-centered excellence like no other.

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Intelligence Report: Clinical Quality—Data is the Key to Survival

By: July 10, 2012

Healthcare organizations today overwhelmingly track clinical quality outcomes and patient safety metrics. However, while 76% are implementing EHRs, only 44% say the systems benefit patient safety, according to this HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report. Get the free report or Premium version with exclusive research and analysis.

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