HealthLeaders Magazine

HealthLeaders Magazine

As Senior Quality editor, I research, conceptualize, find sources for, report, and write quality issue stories for the print edition of the monthly magazine, HealthLeaders. Except those designated as cover stories, these all ran in the Quality section.

2015

July/August 2015 • Push to Vaccinate Healthworkers is On
http://bit.ly/1XPKSC8

June 2015 • Assessing Nursing Quality and Patient Safety
http://bit.ly/1QqmXDy

May 2015 • Reducing Scans, Improving Care
http://bit.ly/1Puzivy

April 2015 • Preventing Hospital-Acquired Delirium
http://bit.ly/1E6YXoS

January/February 2015 • Dealing with Drug Diversion
http://bit.ly/1DGq5bB

2014

December 2014 • New Care Continuum Partnerships
http://bit.ly/1zWg1JW

November 2014 • The Specialized Hospitalists
http://bit.ly/1y2oKXT

October, 2014 • Quality in an Ambulatory Surgical Setting
http://bit.ly/1xIfOZu

September, 2014 • Building for Quality
http://bit.ly/1v3kbuZ

June 2014 • Arresting Sepsis Early Saves Money, Lives
http://bit.ly/1oXXOnI

May 2014 • How Making Hospital Quality Data Public Affects Providers
http://bit.ly/1jcpSV8

April 2014 • Autopsy Advocates
http://hlm.tc/1eihMsA

March, 2014 • Full Accountability
http://hlm.tc/1iiR2r3

Jan/Feb, 2014 • Strategies for Safer Hospital Medicine Also Cut Costs
http://hlm.tc/1dWJxjM

2013

December, 2013 • Making A Safe Transition
http://bit.ly/1jpab8j

November, 2013 • Pressure is On to Reduce Pressure Ulcers
http://bit.ly/1jpab8j

October, 2013 • Compounding Concerns
http://bit.ly/1hC5IRk

September, 2013 • Delivering Safety Over Convenience
http://bit.ly/1ea731A

July/August, 2013 • Acing Acute Care for Elders
http://bit.ly/1dV4Jvl

June, 2013  • Making Patients Happy, Even the Poorest and Sickest
http://bit.ly/16ioUgT

May, 2013 • Biting the All-Cause Readmissions Bullet
http://bit.ly/12yuoBe

April, 2013 • Surgeon-Driven Quality Effort Slashes Complications, Costs
http://bit.ly/11XUuwN

March, 2013 • Better Blood Use, Better Outcomes
http://bit.ly/XLGO5J

January/February, 2013 • Using Dynamite to Blow Up Infections
http://bit.ly/VZlYyQ

2012

December, 2012 • The Near Miss
http://bit.lyUGb15m

November, 2012 • How Hospitals Prevent VTE
http://bit.ly/WVP1Ik

October, 2012 • The Healthcare Collaboratory
http://bit.ly/18MA957

September, 2012 • Readmissions and Community-Based Support
http://bit.ly/TVY1N5

August, 2012 • When Data Makes You Look Bad

http://bit.ly/NRB20W

January, 2012 • Feeling Better About ICD-10
http://bit.ly/ws6Ja6

2011

September, 2011 • Improving the Patient Experience
http://bit.ly/oxIKaQ

August, 2011 • Cover Story
Nurse Education Key to Scope-of-Care Debate
http://bit.ly/r79SAA

August, 2011 • Selecting a Strategy to Stop HAI
http://bit.ly/n6tmBY

July, 2011 • VBP Incentives Put Process Measures to the Test
http://bit.ly/1bzLHty

July, 2011 • Robust Compliance Gets Five Processes Cut from List
http://bit.ly/18MERzK

June, 2011 • Sponge Solution Remains Elusive
http://bit.ly/1eA6SwY

May, 2011 • Cover Story
The New ED: Keep Patients Out (but Happy)
http://bit.ly/jtZo5a

May, 2011 • Who’s Responsible for Quality?
http://bit.ly/j6CnrP

April, 2011 • The Coming Age of the Patient Navigator
http://bit.ly/fUTB0a

March, 2011 • Checking Credentials
http://bit.ly/1fqV7rx

February, 2011 • How Mobile Apps Improve Quality of Care
http://bit.ly/gwMh2w

January, 2011 • Cover Story

The Road to Regulation:
Perdition or Salvation?
Healthcare Reform Spawns Daunting Regulations
http://bit.ly/hKKwoV

• For the following editions, personnel shortages necessitated that I spend more time on newsdesk, so as Quality editor, I was asked to conceptualize Quality section ideas for the magazine and interview sources, then turn over outlines and interview notes to freelancers who wrote the articles marked with •

New leadership didn’t agree with this practice.
So for the August, 2012 issue, I returned to writing the articles in addition to conceptualizing and conducting interviews for them.

July, 2012 • Nurse Quality Check•
http://bit.ly/NqXvAf

June, 2012 • Assessing ASCs•
http://bit.ly/19qVQUC

May, 2012 • Shared Medical Experience•
http://bit.ly/Jr3lDa

April, 2012 • Excellence Through Self-Administration•
http://bit.ly/15j3BK4

March, 2012 • Cleaning Up C. Diff, Together•
http://bit.ly/xy2Kwr

February, 2012 • Health Plans and Bariatric Quality•
http://bit.ly/1aWF8yz

February, 2012 • Excellence in Bariatrics•
http://bit.ly/16zrZHy

January, 2012 • Keeping Readmission Rates Low with Treatment Guidelines•
http://bit.ly/18jJQnD

January, 2012 • Developing Treatment Guidelines for Hip Fractures•
http://bit.ly/15iRvG0

December, 2011 • Population Health Pays Off•
http://bit.ly/1f7PgcM

November, 2011 • ICD-10: Mandate and Opportunity•
http://bit.ly/u0dZFK

October, 2011 • Managing the Continuum•
http://bit.ly/1f7QJQl