July 16, 2018

Weekly review: A nurse was 'almost strangled with IV tubing.' What can hospitals do to stem the rise of workplace violence?

Daily Briefing

    Cut to the bone, she begged bystanders not to call an ambulance: 'I can't afford that' (Monday, July 9)
    After a 45-year-old woman suffered a bone-exposing laceration when her leg was caught between a train and the platform, she begged bystanders not to call an ambulance, fearing it would be too expensive. Advisory Board's Robin Brand says this story demonstrates the need for price transparency—and offers three ways organizations can promote it.

    A nurse was 'almost strangled with IV tubing.' What can hospitals do to stem the rise of workplace violence? (Tuesday, July 10)
    Episodes of violence are becoming more common and more severe in U.S. EDs, prompting ED clinicians to push for tighter security as well as policies to protect clinicians who are in harm's way, Arthur Allen, Victoria Colliver, and Dan Goldberg report for Politico.

    Be careful, pediatricians warn: Juice is a 'gateway beverage' (Wednesday, July 11)
    Public health officials have been targeting sugary beverage consumption to reduce the United States' climbing obesity rates, but "for some reason" juice—which is high in sugar—has gotten "a pass," Erika Cheng, an assistant professor of pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine, and colleagues write in a New York Times opinion piece.

    You're hiring the wrong employees. Here's how to find the right ones. (Thursday, July 12)
    Given the high rate and cost of employee turnover, many organizations are wondering what they can do to make sure they're hiring the right people. In part one in our series on the seven conversations you should be having with your employees, we dive into behavioral-based interviewing (BBI), explore why it helps predict successful hires, and outline three steps you can take to implement it successfully.

    How CMS wants to change MACRA's QPP in 2019 (Friday, July 13)
    CMS says its Quality Payment Program proposed rule for 2019 includes changes to reduce clinician burden, emphasize patient outcome measures, and promote EHR interoperability—proposals that Advisory Board's Naomi Levinthal says "should make it easier for some providers to succeed in the QPP."

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