October 28, 2019

Weekly review: 'The heartbeat of the hospital': Behind the viral photo of a nurse recovering from a hard day

Daily Briefing

    The 8 keys to delegating your work (without sacrificing quality) (Monday, Oct. 21)
    Delegating is a critical skill for leaders, yet many struggle to do it, Deborah Grayson Riegel, a leadership coach and principal at The Boda Group, writes in Harvard Business Review. She offers eight tips on how leaders can delegate successfully.

    The top hospitals for 16 specialties, according to Healthgrades (Tuesday, Oct. 22)
    Healthgrades last week released its 2020 Specialty Excellence Awards, which recognize 1,007 hospitals that rank in the top 10% of hospitals nationwide for at least one of 16 specialty areas Healthgrades evaluated.

    Why your hiring practices are 'outdated,' according to Harvard Business Review (Wednesday, Oct. 23)
    As the health care industry shifts toward value-based care, it has become increasingly clear that the industry needs to do a better job of "generating outcomes that matter to patients," but current hiring practices can hinder health care organizations from achieving those goals, Elena Butler and Shreya Kangovi write for Harvard Business Review.

    'The heartbeat of the hospital': Behind the viral photo of a nurse recovering from a hard day (Thursday, Oct. 24)
    When Laura McIntyre posted a Facebook a tribute earlier this month to her twin sister, Caty Nixon, a labor and delivery nurse, McIntyre didn't expected the post to go viral—but the tribute has racked up over 219,000 likes and 129,000 shares.

    The 7 key factors driving $1 trillion in wasteful health care spending (Friday, Oct. 25)
    A new report from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement identifies seven factors driving waste in the U.S. health care system—and argues that, by addressing those drivers, health care leaders could help save the industry almost $1 trillion.

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