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IOM Report Offers Glimpse of Nursing's Future
Rebecca Hendren, Editor
An Institute of Medicine report emphasizes the importance of nurse education in healthcare reform and suggests a timeline. The report calls for 80% of RNs to have BSNs by 2020 and for the number of nurses with doctorate degrees to have doubled in the same timeframe. Here is what's in store for bridging the gap between education and practice.[Read More]
 
October 12, 2010
 
Editor's Picks

A Modest Proposal: Pay More for Care Only if It's Better
HealthLeaders Media Senior editor Cheryl Clark writes that by applying comparative effectiveness research results to federal reimbursements, only medical services with higher relative value would justify higher payment, according to a Health Affairs study. [Read More]
Hospitals Still a Job-Creation Machine
Hospitals are subject to many of the forces that have battered the rest of the economy. But, as a job-creation machine, the healthcare industry is showing itself to be resilient. Bureau of Labor Statistics data for September indicates that the hospital job growth forecast is improving despite frequent mass layoffs. In fact, healthcare was responsible for more than one-in-three new jobs in the entire economy during September.[Read More]
Predictive Modeling May Reduce Hospitalizations
An information technology system in use by the Visiting Nurse Service of New York identifies patients at risk for hospitalization and in need of physical therapy, and assesses the performance of clinical staff and programs. The effort appears to be effective in reducing hospitalizations and re-hospitalizations, study shows.[Read More]
White House Gets FTC to Heel
HealthLeaders Media's senior leadership editor, Philip Betbeze, says the Federal Trade Commission is looking for ways to relax its enforcement of antitrust actions against healthcare providers in order to facilitate the formation of so-called accountable care organizations. But what took so long? The healthcare industry, already hidebound by regulation, is facing drastic changes—from structures of care to reimbursement—time is of the essence.[Read More]
Intelligence Report: Physician Alignment in an Era of Change
Hospitals are looking to employ more physicians and buy more medical groups; at the same time, hospitals are receiving an increase in inquiries from physician groups for employment. But this marriage is not without trepidation. Elements of payment reform are expected to put considerable strain on hospital-physician relations. In this exclusive report based on original research and analysis, we find out what 258 healthcare executives and clinical leaders think about these topics and more.[Read More]
Breakthroughs Report: Hospital Merger and Acquisition Strategies
The rules of healthcare are changing. Today, growth isn't about just getting bigger. It's about developing all of the components needed for coordinated care and reduced costs. In this HealthLeaders Media Breakthroughs report, leading hospital systems that have seen the value of growth from mergers and acquisitions—North Shore LIJ Health System, Novant Health, Baylor Health Care System, and Bayhealth Medical Center—share insights and lessons learned. [Read More]
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NurseLeaders Forum

Tips for Improving Nurse Performance
Contributor Barbara Mayer, RN-BC, MS, PhD(c), director of professional nursing practice at St. Vincent Medical Center in Los Angeles, says staff development specialists are often asked to provide education when managers identify individuals or groups of employees who are not meeting performance expectations. Although lack of skill or knowledge can be the cause of underperformance, there are other causes that should also be considered. [Read More]

Business Rx

Measuring the Effectiveness of Nursing Education
The value of nursing education is often measured quantitatively, but rarely is it measured qualitatively. It's not the number of people in the classroom that should be measured, but the results, says Gen Guanci, MEd, RN-BC, CCRN. Since changing how her nursing education department is evaluated, Guanci has seen positions added and decreased number of medical errors.[Read More]

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Nursing Headlines

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NPR ? October 8, 2010

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Health insurers adopt programs to cut hospitalizations, costs
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