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Nurses vs. Robots: No Contest
Rebecca Hendren, Editor
An article about robotic technology caused a minor controversy last week when it appeared to imply that "nurse" robots could replace scrub nurses. The flurry of emails and discussion it generated illustrates the nursing profession's perception problems. [Read More]
 
March 1, 2011
 
Editor's Picks

Dartmouth Atlas Finds Vast Regional Differences in Medicare-Backed Elective Surgery Rates
Whether or not Medicare patients undergo elective surgery depends on where they live and their doctors, according to a report from the Dartmouth Atlas Project and the Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making.[Read More]
5 Ways Green Surgical Teams Save Hospitals Money
It's no secret that healthcare facilities produce huge amounts of trash, specifically 6,600 tons per day, much of which ends up in landfills or in expensive disposal processes. But with a little thought and planning, hospitals can realize billions in savings, researchers say.[Read More]
Patient Engagement Key to EMR Success
Hospitals are spending billions of dollars to achieve meaningful use of electronic medical records, but if patients don't use the new technology, hospitals may not reap the federal stimulus payments that await.[Read More]
Patient Check-In Technologies Cut Cost, Wait Times
Touchscreen tablets, kiosks, and patient portals that automate the check-in process are resulting in shorter wait times, reduced errors, and lower labor costs.[Read More]
Rounds: Orthopedic Leadership Strategies: Engage, Measure, and Perform
Forward-thinking orthopedic leaders are ensuring high performance and coordination among a carefully constructed caregiver team. Those leaders are also exploring the right metrics to know whether the outcomes they are tracking are the most meaningful to patients. Join the executive and clinical leadership team from nationally renowned MemorialCare Health System and orthopedic innovator Marshall Steele, MD, on March 29 for a three-hour dive into essential orthopedic leadership strategy. [Read More]
Healthcare Leaders Reveal Uncertainties About Industry Direction
Dedication to mission is strong and getting stronger, but just how to accomplish that mission is less certain, according to the just-released results of the 2011 HealthLeaders Media Industry Survey. [Read More]

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NurseLeaders Forum

Tips to Engage Nurses in Mandatory Training
From video gaming approaches to learning management systems, unique training strategies can engage nurses and boost participation, says Jo-Ann Byrne, RN, director of education and organizational development at St. Vincent's Healthcare. [Read More]

Nursing Headlines

Dangerous doctors slipping through the cracks in IL
The Chicago Tribune, February 25, 2011

Albany Medical Center, RNs settle
Albany Times-Union, February 25, 2011

Reducing the risks of workplace violence
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, February 24, 2011

Drug shortages plague CT hospitals
Hartford Courant, February 24, 2011


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