Partnership provides hospitals in North Carolina with earlier, better readmission predictions. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
Scopes often remain contaminated despite standard cleaning procedures. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
The proposal offers 21 principles for prior-authorization requirements. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
Detection of diseases and managing care are among the potential uses of health trackers. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
Virtually all healthcare organizations struggle with maintaining an appropriate balance of available staff to care for their patients. Staffing too many nurses puts financial integrity at risk, and by staffing too few the quality of care can be negatively impacted (not to mention nurse satisfaction). While technology is not a panacea for nurse staffing challenges, it does have the potential to play a significant role in the way hospitals ensure they strike the best balance so that patients always come first and receive the best possible care.
Education and tuition assistance programs were once thought of simply as nice-haves in the human resource package. However, their importance is evolving as major workforce challenges continue to impact the nursing profession.
The American Nurses Association just kicked off National Nurses Week 2017, honoring the nation’s three million nurses who are changing the face of patient care and compassion. Health IT Outcomes recently spoke with three nurses who also work in the healthcare IT space to hear how the latest technology advances are having a positive impact on the nursing profession. Here’s what they had to say.
The future of nursing will be for all nurses to work as nurse informacists, sharing their expertise with developers of communication and information technologies, software engineers, and developers and implementation consultants to advance healthcare and support the best patient outcomes.
A recent RNnetwork survey found half of the nurses they surveyed (49.8 percent) have contemplated switching professions, with 27 percent citing overwork as the reason. By Ashley Walsh, MHA, Sr. Financial Analyst and former Perioperative Business Manager, UCHealth
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Spok, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Spok Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPOK) and the leader in healthcare communications, announces the formation of its Physician Advisory Council and Nurse Advisory Council. The mission of these councils is to provide strategic guidance for the Spok Care Connect® platform. “Our focus is bringing to market the most innovative clinical communication and collaboration platform to improve patient outcomes and care team satisfaction,” said Hemant Goel, president of Spok.
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