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Three Evasive Maneuvers to Thwart the Looming Nursing Shortage
02/12/2015
Aging patient—and nurse—populations are setting the stage for a nursing shortage. To prevent one, the time to act is now.  
02/10/2015
How healthcare can use ‘big data’ insights to change patient management, best practices and more.  
02/05/2015
As initiatives under the Affordable Care Act increasingly tie quality to reimbursement, hospitals are using databases like NDNQI to improve their nursing performance.  
Value-based purchasing is leading Medicare’s effort to reimburse hospitals based on quality—not just quantity—of inpatient services.
02/03/2015
Value-based purchasing is leading Medicare’s effort to reimburse hospitals based on quality—not just quantity—of inpatient services.
Helping Military Veterans Overcome PTSD
01/29/2015
Military service members are at high risk for PTSD, and nurses are in a prime position to help them. 
01/29/2015
Nurses spend a significant amount of time on tasks other than patient care. Free up their time for patients by implementing these strategies.
01/27/2015
Improving data quality is important for all healthcare systems.
01/22/2015
The electronic cigarette: Also known as “e-cigs,” “vapor pens” or “digital smokes”, as well as personal vaporizer (PV) or electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS).  The e-cigarette has a rechargeable battery, refillable cartridges and a heating element, but does not emit a smell or smoke which is attractive to those trying to quit paper cigarettes. However, it does emit an aerosol, which is inaccurately referred to as vapor.
A look at Joint Commission onsite surveys and the stress felt among healthcare professionals.
01/20/2015
A look at Joint Commission onsite surveys and the stress felt among healthcare professionals.
01/15/2015
Even if your hospital isn’t applying to receive the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, chances are that you have heard about it. And, that’s for good reason. Because any healthcare system can use the program’s framework and criteria to effectively and efficiently meet their missions and achieve their visions. 

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