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Report: Expanding nursing assistant responsibilities could save $400M

Public hospitals could save almost $430 million a year by expanding responsibilities for nursing assistants, allied health assistants and registered nurses, according to a new report from the Grattan Institute.

Hospital mergers and acquisitions increased in 2013

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) increased among hospitals and health systems in 2013, according to a new analysis by Kaufman Hall.

Experienced nurses shorten length of stay, improve patient outcomes

More experienced nurses deliver better patient care and shorten length of stay, according to an study published in the  American Economic Journal: Applied Economics.

Nurses often view teleheath as threatening, disruptive

Some healthcare professionals may view telehealth as threatening and as a result, organizations should work to minimize potential disruptions, according to a new study published in  BMC Health Services Research.

5 ways the ACA may affect malpractice risk

As the Affordable Care Act shifts the dynamic of how physicians provide care to a higher volume of patients, experts predict implications on the medical malpractice climate as well. A recent round table discussion at the Crittenden Medical Insurance Conference suggested five changes healthcare professionals can expect.

Hospital execs must take charge, responsibility

Guest post by Lynn McVey, CEO and president of Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center, an acute care, 230-bed hospital in New Jersey. Chuck Lauer is a former healthcare news publisher turned author and...

8 overlooked ways to improve patient safety

The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety presented a list of ways to improve postoperative patient safety and health outcomes at the annual Association of perioperative Registered Nurses conference earlier this month.

Hospital CEO turnover brings fresh perspective, evolving leadership position

In an innovative and dynamic period for the healthcare industry, high CEO turnover, leaders from outside the traditional realm and C-suite turnover bring new skills and fresh blood into hospitals and healthcare systems, according to a Hospitals & Health Networks post by Mary Grayson.

Hospitalists translate into successful C-suite execs

Physicians with a hospital background and natural leadership abilities are a perfect fit for the C-suite executive roundtable, according to an article published in  The Hospitalist.

GIS holds promise for boosting care transportation accuracy, lowering costs

The use of geographic information systems technology holds the potential to help hospitals and other healthcare providers make more accurate care transportation decisions--and thus improve care quality and save money--according to new research out of the University of Cincinnati.