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Duluth nurses set the stage for 24-hour strike
Nurses in Duluth voted overwhelmingly to reject a new labor contract, setting the stage for a 24-hour strike. More than...
The hospital’s growing role as care coordinator
Hospitals aren't known for making house calls. Once patients get their discharge papers, they take their chances with a...
Hospital savings: Salaries for doctors, not fees
Visiting the Cleveland Clinic last week, President Obama held up that well-known hospital as a model for the rest of...
States fail to report disciplined caregivers to federal database
Hundreds of state agencies nationwide have never told the federal government about health professionals they...
Magazine: Best Practices
A look at issues concerning staffing, safety, and patient care.
Web Exclusive: Hospitals Make Employee Flu Vaccinations a Patient Safety Issue
The emergence of the H1N1 flu put a spotlight in early 2009 on a question: Should healthcare organizations do more in...
Consider Human Factors Engineering When Designing Patient Safety Projects
Barbara Wilson, PhD, RNC, assistant professor at Arizona State University's College of Nursing and Health Innovation...
Team overseeing national database of dangerous or incompetent caregivers is removed
Federal officials have removed the management team overseeing a national database of dangerous or incompetent...
Web Exclusive: ED Shooting Shows Why Confronting Hospital Violence Must Be A Priority
The Feb. 15 shooting inside the ED of Scotland Memorial Hospital in Laurinburg, NC, provides an unwelcomed...
70% of children's hospital workers say flu shots should be required, survey finds
Of 585 such workers surveyed at a large tertiary children's hospital, only 70% thought vaccination for influenza should...

Book: Statistics Basics: A Resource Guide for Healthcare Managers
A new addition to HCPro's Basics series, this logical book and CD-ROM are a primer for any healthcare manager embarking...
Book: Making Your Data Work:
This book and CD-ROM will help staff quickly and easily find and present valuable information to improve quality and...
Book: A Practical Guide to Managing Disruptive and Impaired Physicians, Second Edition
Don’t let disruptive physician behavior and impairment negatively affect your hospital’s operations or put your...
Book: The Healthcare Executive's Guide to ACO Strategy
In the wake of healthcare reform, ACOs continue to emerge as the care delivery and reimbursement model of the future...
Audio Conference: Slash Your Readmission Rates
With 20% of Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries discharged from a hospital being readmitted within 30 days, two of...
Webcast: OPPE Best Practices Series: When OPPE leads to FPPE
Join speakers Valerie Handunge, MA, senior healthcare strategy and operations consultant, Deloitte Consulting, and...