Nurses: The Force for Change

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This week marks National Nurses Week in the U.S., both a celebration of the profession and an opportunity to educate the public about the role nurses play in healthcare and their communities. Nurses Driving Change. Traditionally, the nurses’ role was limited in the hospital.

Nurse executives are concerned nursing shortage is impacting care—and it's only going to get worse 

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Nursing executives are worried that the industry's ongoing nurse shortage is only going to get worse, according to a new survey. One-third said that nursing shortages have a "considerable" or "great" impact on care quality, while 41% said that these staffing problems negatively impact the patient experience.

Telehealth Talk: What Nurses and Nurse Practitioners Need to Know – AR Edition (Episode 14)

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Listen as Dr. Rhoads discusses the important role of nurses and nurse practitioners in coordinating care using technology; legal, ethical, and regulatory issues surrounding telehealth; and describes innovative programs related to managing patient populations. The post Telehealth Talk: What Nurses and Nurse Practitioners Need to Know – AR Edition (Episode 14) appeared first on LearnTelehealth.

Nurse-Physician Collaboration: Harnessing the Power of Health IT to Improve Patient Outcomes

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The post Nurse-Physician Collaboration: Harnessing the Power of Health IT to Improve Patient Outcomes appeared first on HITECH Answers: Meaningful Use, EHR, HIPAA News. Health Information Technology AirStrip Aparna Bala Mobile Health Matters nurse-physician collaborationBy Aparna Bala - Most physicians have long enjoyed the benefits of BYOD policies.

Nurse-Physician Collaboration: Harnessing the Power of Health IT to Improve Patient Outcomes

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As health systems focused on ensuring doctors had access to state-of-the-art health IT to monitor their patients when they couldn’t be at the bedside, the quality of tools and pace of adoption for nursing solutions did not keep up.

Working overtime may prevent nurses from collaborating effectively with doctors and peers, study finds 

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Working overtime can make it harder for nurses to collaborate with physicians and other nurses, according to a new study. The additional fatigue and sleep loss that extra hours cause can impact performance and nurses' mood, making collaboration harder, the researchers told FierceHealthcare

Nurse shortage: Healthcare organizations pull out all the stops to attract and retain experienced RNs

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Healthcare organizations are trying new ways to attract and retain nurses, not only offering to pay their tuition but also reimbursing college tuition for their children. Others are turning to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico to recruit nurses as more U.S. nurses from the mainland get set to retire

4 steps for practices to reduce malpractice claims against nurse practitioners

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The liability risks faced by nurse practitioners do not differ greatly from those faced by primary care physicians, a recent study found. Medical malpractice claims don’t differ radically between the two types of providers, according to a study by The Doctors Company, the country’s largest physician-owned medical malpractice insurer

Michigan nurses' union accuses Tenet-owned Detroit Medical Center of slashing charity care spending

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The Michigan Nurses Association claims charity care spending by Detroit Medical Center has declined 98% since the hospital was purchased by Tenet Healthcare in 2013. But DMC CEO Anthony J. Tedeschi said data from MNA's report was cherrypicked, calling it an attempt to “distract us from what is most important

How Albertsons Grocery Stores and Rite Aid Can Help Remake Healthcare

Health Populi

He presented evidence for the role of self care from various healthcare settings and geographies such as post-hospital discharge care with nurses and handymen in Baltimore, hypertension and self-monitoring in the U.K.,

Nurses unions look to leverage California's new workplace violence law as a model for federal legislation

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California just took a step to change that and the nation should follow suit, the nation's largest nursing union said this week An estimated 3 in 4 workplace violence events happen in a healthcare setting.

Female surgeons, nurses, residents often face harassment in healthcare industry but may soon fight back

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The widespread misconduct toward and sexual harassment of women who work in hospitals and other healthcare settings has been such a longtime part of the culture of medicine that many say they either laugh it off or accept it as part of their jobs. But the #MeToo movement may soon hit healthcare, and women will come out in force to push back against the mistreatment

Payer Roundup—Kaiser executive among top earners; Medicaid official's move to CVS raises concerns; Nurses slam Anthem

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Executives from Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Highmark Health are among the highest-paid nonprofit healthcare leaders; a former Ohio Medicaid official's jump to CVS raises conflict concerns; the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists has called Anthem's new cataract surgery policy "dangerous and reckless," plus more health insurance headlines from around the web

Back to Basics: Re-Thinking Mobility & Workflow Efficiencies Within the Hospital

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Health Information Technology AirStrip clinical workflow Mobile Health Matters Nancy Pratt nurses work environment teleheathBy Nancy Pratt - Care delivery best practices are constantly changing to optimize efficiency and safety, and look considerably different compared to just a decade ago. The post Back to Basics: Re-Thinking Mobility & Workflow Efficiencies Within the Hospital appeared first on HITECH Answers: Meaningful Use, EHR, HIPAA News.

Having Problems with Your Emergin System?

Medical Connectivity

your nurse call vendor, Vocera, phone vendor, etc.) These integrators could also be nurse call system dealers, companies that resold Vocera (back when they had resellers), or a network VAR. Messaging Middleware Nurse Call Emergin Emergin repair Emergin service Emergin upgrade

Healthcare is moving from episodic to ‘life-based care’

Mobi Health News

Improvements in data management will soon mean healthcare providers can engage patients outside of standard care more than ever before, Judy Murphy, chief nursing officer at IBM, said Monday at HIMSS 2018 in Las Vegas.

Telemedicine Is Gaining Popularity In Schools

Clocktree

School nurses are treating a wider range of issues than ever before. Even though this increase is known, only 40% of elementary schools in the US have a full time nurse on staff. Today there is a rising number of children in the US affected by asthma and diabetes.

Five VALUE Offerings of the Ideal Health Management Company

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digitalhealth analytics digital health digital health technology education health insurance healthcare economics healthcare reform healthcare vendors language medical devices mobile health palliative care patient advocacy remote patient monitoring risk management Uncategorized empathy healthcare medicine nurses technology women's health In previous posts I discussed the importance of population health management and the essentials of ideal population management digital tech.

Telemedicine has come to schools, now what standards are needed?

Mobi Health News

When it’s the flu season, the line at the school nurse’s office is usually backed up to the door. As telemedicine continues to reduce the burden on clinics and other healthcare settings, more schools are now looking to the technology for help.

New app WeMa aims to give resources to caregivers

Mobi Health News

The app has multiple functions and allows caregivers to book social care, domiciliary care, nursing, domestic help, personal care, and hygiene care London-based startup WeMa Life has recently launched its online marketplace app that helps caregivers and patients connect with providers.

Telehealth Talk: Telehealth Journey with Rosalyn Perkins (Episode 19)

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Episode 19 features Rosalyn Perkins, MNSc, CNP, WHNP-BC, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner and Director of Operations for the Center for Distance Health ANGELS Telemedicine program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

What are you hoping to get out of HIMSS18? A former clinician’s call to action

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Today, Shanti Gidwani is Cisco’s national director for healthcare in Canada — but in a former life she was a Registered Nurse. As we approach the biggest Health IT event. Healthcare cybersecurity healthcare cybersecurity healthit HIMSS18 telehealth telemedicine

The Fourth Wave: Digital Health Update ? Paul Sonnier ? May 23, 2018 ? #327

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NHS University College London Hospitals (UCLH) is partnering with the Alan Turing Institute in a effort to “replace doctors and nurses with AI for some tasks”, including “diagnosing cancer on CT scans” and deciding which acute and emergency patients are seen first.

Consumers Are Looking For Greater Telehealth Access

Clocktree

A study conducted by Ernst and Young in 2018 surveyed 350 physicians , 64% of these physicians believe that the telemedicine technology will reduce physician and nurse burnout rates. Consumers continue to wish for more virtual care options, creating better overall access to healthcare. According to a 2018 survey conducted by Ernst and Young, more than 50% of 2500 consumers are already using the telemedicine technology available to them through their healthcare providers.

FemTech is Hot, and Fitbit Knows It

Health Populi

Femtech” is the abbreviation for “female technology,” which covers digital tools that track, manage or and/or enhance reproduction, maternity, fertility, nursing, and sexual health. Girls Rule the World, Beyoncé has told us.

Do Medicare providers located at a Distant Site have to be hospital-based to provide services?

Telehealth Blog

This answer is based on the research below: Medicare recognizes distant site practitioners who may receive payment for covered telehealth services as physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurse-midwives, clinical nurse specialists, certified registered nurse anesthetists, clinical psychologists, and clinical social workers (some stipulations exist for social workers billing for mental health). Do you need technical assistance?

Consumers Shop Food for Health, But Cost Is a Barrier to Healthy Eating

Health Populi

The first employee-hat that primary care doctors would bring on staff if they had resources to do so wouldn’t be another doctor or nurse — that person would be a dietitian or nutritionist, based on a recent PwC survey on re-imagining primary care, Building the Primary Care Dream Team.

Unifying the Healthcare Assembly Line

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in Nursing from Baptist College of Health Sciences and his M.S. Driving toward value-based care first requires a healthy understanding of the environment in which we are operating. Though regularly criticized, the U.S.

Three Ways Technology Can Address Healthcare’s Growing Pains

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In many hospitals, nurses commonly keep high-demand equipment for patients with specific care needs on-hand by stashing them in nearby closets. However, when equipment is stored in remote locations, other nurses end up on a scavenger hunt to find what they need.

Americans’ Trust in the Healthcare System Low Compared to Rest-of-World’s Health Citizens

Health Populi

professions saw the first major drop in pharmacists’ reputations, compared with nurses and doctors remaining highly ranked. In the U.S.,

Telehealth Policy 2018: Keeping You In The Know

Telehealth Blog

Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC). Arkansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee participate in the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC). It also logically follows the state’s recent approval of streamlined licensing procedures for nurses and physical therapists.”

A hospital without patients

Henry Kotula

It has nurses and doctors and a cafeteria, and the staff spend their days looking after the very sick?checking The nurses wear scrubs, but the scrubs are very, very clean. Jones and the other nurses on the virtual ward say they feel like “we have 50 grandparents now,” she says.

Why Doctors Would Hate The Best EHR in the World

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It’s between my ears ,” I would wink and say to my nurse while flying into the next room. If you got together the best user experience professionals in Silicon Valley and invested billions into the creation of The Best EHR in the World, doctors would still hate it.

The Health of A Nation – Being Healthy In America Depends on Where You Live

Health Populi

“To increase the likelihood of prevention to succeed, it has to be a priority for all stakeholders — physicians, nurses, hospital systems, policy makers, health insurance companies, patients and their families, and advocacy groups.”

Wearable, Shareable, Virtual: The Demands of the Digital Health Consumer in 2018

Health Populi

Accenture found that 90% of consumers are willing to share health data from wearable devices with physicians and nurses, and 75% with their family. As I wrote here in April 2017, telehealth and virtual healthcare are mainstreaming.

Fourth Wave: Digital Health Update ? Paul Sonnier ? Feb 19, 2018 ? #314

Story of Digital Health

Professor Takao Someya staes that: “The current aging society requires user-friendly wearable sensors for monitoring patient vitals in order to reduce the burden on patients and family members providing nursing care.

CMS rule dump: Post-acute providers get a pay bump, plus a new value-based payment arrangement

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In a late-Friday rule dump, the Medicare agency proposed boosts to its annual payments for post-acute providers, including skilled nursing facilities and hospice. The proposals also included policy changes like reduced reporting measures, and even a new value-based payment arrangement

Tweets at Lunch with Paul Krugman – Health IT Meets Economics

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More #nurses than #miners #healthcosts. I greatly appreciated the opportunity today to attend a luncheon at the HX360 meeting which convened as part of the 2018 HIMSS Conference.

The surprisingly simple way Dignity Health is reducing surgical site infections

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And while the data on infection rates is still coming in, Page West, the system's chief nursing officer, said that the kits have been a hit with patients Dignity Health has created patient kits that aim to engage patients in infection control.

South Central Legislative/Regulatory Update – May 2018

Telehealth Blog

Effective: 12/29/17 Title: Advanced Practice Registered Nurse. Agency: Board of Nursing. Amends rules regarding advanced practice registered nurse. The following is a list of legislative activities compiled by the Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP) for telehealth and telemedicine within the South Central region (AR, MS, and TN). Please Note: CCHP has a pending legislation/regulation web page located at the following link: [link]. LEGISLATION.