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4 ways hospitals can prepare for climate change

Healthcare leaders are uniquely situated to address the problems posed by climate change. Here are four steps healthcare execs can take to confront the problem head-on.

Limits to resident hours don't improve patient safety

Efforts to cut down on the hours logged by doctors in training have had no measurable impact on patient outcomes, according to two new studies published in the  Journal of the American Medical Association.

How hospitals benefit from CFO/CMO partnerships

As economic models within healthcare change rapidly, chief financial officers and chief medical officers working in tandem can reap substantial rewards for providers, according to Healthcare Finance News.

Nurses help New York hospitals cut down on HACs

Though reducing healthcare-acquired infections (HACs) is a major focus for hospitals leaders around the country, in seven New York Hospitals it's nurses who are taking the lead in cutting down on HACs and reducing costs, according to a statement from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.

How hospitals can save lives by planning for the worst

As hospitals around the country strive to prepare for emergencies within their walls, the Department of Health and Human Services has issued a guide to help facilities plan for how to handle one of the worst-case scenarios--an active shooter situation.

Female speakers scarce at healthcare conferences

Already underrepresented among hospital CEOs, women also make up only about a quarter of speakers at healthcare conferences, according to a  MedCity News  article by Rock Health Managing Director Halle Tecco.

How Virginia employers enable nurse drug theft

Despite a state program to in place to keep drug addicted nurses in the workforce, 900 Virginia nurses have been disciplined for theft or abuse of prescription drugs since 2007, according to an investigation by the  News Leader.

Should the Triple Aim become the Quadruple Aim?

There's something crucial missing from the healthcare industry's oft-cited Triple A im, according to a new rep ort  from the  Annals of Family Medicine.

Daily leadership huddles drive up event reporting, cut errors

Morning huddles can significantly improve hospital culture and help hospital leaders anticipate preventable errors, according to a  Harvard Business Review  blog post.

5 lessons from healthcare partnership success stories

One of the best ways to improve population health management is through collaboration between healthcare facilities and community leaders, and a new study examines a variety of successful partnerships to make recommendations for how organizations can work together to improve public health.