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Where retail clinics fit into the healthcare value equation

Retail clinics have grown in popularity with patients, and that demand may hold benefits for the healthcare system overall, according to a blog post on  Health Affairs.

Nurse satisfaction: Hospitals launch new programs to improve job retention

Nurses may be split on their levels of job satisfaction, according to an article from the  Times Free Press, but hospitals in the region are working to combat the issue. 

Indianapolis nurses create program to cut back on rate of hospital-acquired pressure ulcers

A team of nurses at an Indianapolis hospital reduced the rate of hospital-acquired pressure ulcers by more than half, cutting related costs by about $700,000 a year.

Tomorrow's healthcare leaders must learn how to predict trends

Healthcare transformation will require leaders to hone their skills as futurists, argues a column in  Hospitals & Health Networks.

Keep proposed MACRA changes in perspective

Worries over the consequences of value-based payment methodologies in the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act obscure significant improvements the rule makes over the status quo, writes Bob Doherty, senior vice president of Government Affairs and Public Policy at the American College of Physicians, in an article published in  MedPage Today.

Medical errors fell in last decade

Initiatives to reduce medical errors, the nation's third-leading cause of death, have made progress, according to research published in the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's  Chartbook on Patient Safety.

Global commissions offer ways to prepare for potential epidemics

The findings of four global commissions formed in the wake of the recent Ebola virus epidemic may offer potential ways to better prepare for global health emergencies, according to an article in the Public Library of Science.

Brigham and Women's Hospital turns to clinicians to improve care, reduce medical expenses

Brigham and Women's Hospital takes a grassroots approach to improve its care offerings, turning to frontline staff for ideas on how to reduce waste and redesign healthcare delivery. So far the model has led to cost savings of $4.5 million and improvements in integrated care and care transitions.

3 tips for dealing with angry patients

Consumer anger and frustration with the healthcare system is on the rise, and as the primary point of contact for patients using that system, doctors need to be aware and prepared, according to a story in  Medical Economics.

Task force delays new recommendations on medical resident work hours

A task force assigned to review the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education's work-hour restriction policies for medical residents won't make any recommendations for another year so it has time to review all patient safety concerns.