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Top 12 Nursing Stories of 2010
Rebecca Hendren, Editor

In the next few years, will we look back at 2010 and identify it as the year healthcare began to change. There have been turf fights, labor battles, and more attention paid to the challenges faced by new nurses as healthcare reform is implemented. Here's a rundown of this year's hottest nursing stories.

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December 28, 2010
 
Editor's Picks

12 Ways to Reduce Hospital Readmissions
With hospital readmission rates as high one in five nationwide, we asked experts for tips on getting those numbers down. Some strategies aren't yet proven, but many providers are experimenting with anything that sounds plausible.[Read More]
Physicians, Nurses Continue Primary Care Debate
A pair of articles in the New England Journal of Medicine fan the flames of discord about whether scope-of practice should be expanded for nurse practitioners in the face of a primary care physician shortage, especially in rural areas.[Read More]
Hospital Mass Layoffs Taper in November
The nation's hospitals reported six "mass layoffs" of 50 or more employees in November, down considerably from October and September, Bureau of Labor Statistics data show.[Read More]
Intelligence Report: Hospital Mergers & Acquisitions
Brand-new research shows that 64% of healthcare leaders expect an increase in M&A activity between acute care hospitals and both diagnostic imaging and ambulatory surgery centers. As the transaction tide continues to rise, the newest HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report, Hospital Mergers & Acquisitions: Opportunities and Challenges, reveals key insights to help keep you afloat.[Read More]
Breakthroughs Report: Future Healthcare and Collaboration
Explore strategies to accelerate the drive toward more cost-efficient and quality healthcare. In this HealthLeaders Media Breakthroughs report, leading hospital systems—Virtua, Crouse Hospital, Heartland Health, and The Chester County Hospital—share insights and lessons learned. [Read More]
Rounds: Cardiac Care Leadership for Improved Alignment and Outcomes
Join us live from Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital February 15 and share lessons learned from executives at leading national cardiac service lines and medical groups on shared governance, clinical integration, and physician alignment. [Register today]

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NurseLeaders Forum

5 Ways to Get Nurses on Board the EHR Train
While RNs will have to go through a period of adjustment, they will discover that the learning curve on electronic health records systems is not as steep as they fear or imagine. Here are five tips from a nurse leader who has experienced successful IT implementations.[Read More]
 
 
Nursing Headlines

Confidentiality cloaks Medicare abuse
The Wall Street Journal, December 23, 2010

Cook County nurses threaten strike
WBEZ 91.5, December 27, 2010

Simple gifts on the hospital floor
The New York Times, December 23, 2010

Healthcare iPad deployment to approach 70% in 2011
InformationWeek, December 22, 2010


Audio Conferences/Webcasts

December 8: Nurse Retention and Workforce Planning: Meaningful Recognition Strategies for Building a Healthy Work Environment
On Demand: Nursing Orientation: Tools and Evidence-Based Best Practices to Engage New Hires
On Demand: Horizontal Hostility in Nursing: Proven Organizational Strategies for Effective Communication and Collaboration
On Demand: Shared Governance in Nursing: Case Studies in Collaborative Decision-Making
On Demand: Prevent HAIs through Evidence-Based Practices

 
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