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Nursing Employment Market Looking Up
Rebecca Hendren, Editor
The stagnant nursing job market is starting to move again. Look for a return to plentiful job openings, high demand for new graduate nurses—and renewed concerns about the nursing shortage in 2011.[Read More]
 
January 18, 2011
 
Editor's Picks

Patient Experience Scores Skew by Region, Providers Say
A federal proposal to base 30% of hospital "incentive" payments on patient experience scores is receiving strong resistance from providers, who say that patients in some parts of the country are harder to please than others. [Read More]
Healthcare Compensation Still Strong
Numerous surveys show that physicians, highly skilled clinicians, and healthcare executives in the United States are the most highly compensated class of workers on the planet. Physicians held the top six positions for median pay in Money magazine's Best Jobs in America survey. Nurse anesthetists were ranked No. 7, with a median salary of $156,000. [Read More]
ONC: 4 in 5 Hospitals Will Claim EHR Incentives
Four-fifths of the nation's hospitals and 41% of office-based physicians plan to cash in on as much as $27 billion in federal incentives for adoption and meaningful use of electronic health records technology, according to survey data from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. [Read More]
Cardiac Care Leadership for Improved Alignment and Outcomes
Medical specialties are tied back to hospitals and health systems like never before; nowhere are the resulting alignment challenges more acute than in the cardiac service line, where independent practices find themselves seeking the financial shelter of integration. Join us on February 15 live from Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital and share in the lessons from executives at leading national cardiac service lines and medical groups on shared governance, clinical integration, and physician alignment. [Read More]

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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

Opposition to healthcare law eases
The Seattle Times/Associated Press, January 18, 2011

MRSA Infects 5% of ED Patients
HealthLeaders Media, January 18, 2011

Seniors may have to pay for Medicare home health
San Francisco Chronicle/AP, January 14, 2011

Nurse union vote gets a do-over in KC
The Kansas City Star, January 12, 2011


Audio Conferences/Webcasts

January 14: Nursing Peer Review: Improve Nursing Performance and Patient Outcomes
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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