Nurses: The Force for Change

Mobile Health Matters

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.

Nurses Are Awesome

Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health

. At the Center for Total Health, we think the world of nurses and the outstanding work they do every day to make lives better. To help celebrate Nurses Week, some very important experts were asked to tell us what they think about nurses. The post Nurses Are Awesome appeared first on Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health. Uncategorized awesome nurses Nurses nurses week

Celebrating America’s Nurses

Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health

These are just some of the roles that today’s nurses play. As we celebrate Nurses Week 2018 from May 6 to 12, the people of Kaiser Permanente give heartfelt thanks to America’s nurses — especially the 58,000 we’re proud to call KP nurses. Happy Nurses Week. Read more about Nurses Week and watch the video here. The post Celebrating America’s Nurses appeared first on Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health.

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

Telehealth Blog

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

Mobile Health Matters

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.

Looking to solve the primary care shortage? Deploy nurse practitioners


Harnessing the skills of nurse practitioners in underserved areas, according to a new report from the American Enterprise Institute. Primary care is in high demand, but the ongoing physician shortage leaves plenty of access gaps. One solution?

Royal College of Nursing calls for greater nursing input in designing NHS IT systems

Lloyd Price

The goal of transforming healthcare using digital technology will fail unless nurses are allowed to participate in the process of designing new IT systems, the Royal College of Nursing has warned. The RCN surveyed 896 nurses and midwives online in January and February.

Survey: Gender gap persists, pay flat when it comes to nursing compensation


A gender gap persists when it comes to nurse salaries, with men making an average of 7% more than women despite men making up only about 10% of the nurse workforce, a newly released survey found

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


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.

Avera eCARE connects diabetic student to registered nurse within seconds

American Well Blog

As the number of children in the United States with significant health challenges rises, so does the need to provide experienced nursing care within schools. Within seconds, 8-year-old Aiden Knutson is connected to an Avera eCare nurse – Aiden at school in Toronto, the nurse in Sioux Falls.

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Building a School-Based Telehealth Program? Start With the Nurse

American Well Blog

MUSC credits the success of its network to hardworking school nurses, fostering a culture of collaboration between healthcare organizations and a flexible, open technology platform. Start With the Nurse appeared first on American Well.

Growing number of primary care practices employ nurse practitioners


More nurse practitioners are working in primary care practices, particularly in rural areas of the country. Nurse practitioners are a growing part of primary care teams in both rural and nonrural practices

A year after Hurricane Irma, watchdog addresses nursing home preparedness concerns


Despite enhanced guidance from CMS, nursing homes hit by disaster often struggle to execute emergency plans and protect residents, according to testimony from the HHS Office of Inspector General to lawmakers last week.

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How physicians, nurses and clinicians are reshaping IT vendor strategies

Healthcare Guys

A number of high-profile doctors, nurses and CIOs have left hospitals to work at tech companies and they are certainly making an impact

Technology to help busy nurses keep an eye on elderly has seen number of falls decrease

Healthcare Guys

Its nurses – tending to patients amid a chorus of machines, monitors and devices – are only human El Camino Hospital, in the heart of Silicon Valley, has a problem.

Physician Practice Roundup—Congress may expand Sunshine Act to cover nurse practitioners, other clinicians


Congress is expected to finalize a new law that will expand the Sunshine Act and require drug companies and medical device manufacturers to disclose payments and gifts made to nurse practitioners and physician assistants

Specialty practices increasingly rely on nurse practitioners, physicians assistants


A new study found that 28% of all specialty practices are employing nurse practitioners and physician assistants It’s not just primary care practices that are increasingly relying on advanced practice clinicians to help care for patients.

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


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

Moody’s: Nursing shortage hits hospital margins hard


Making matters worse, the supply of nurses can’t keep up with the demand—a disparity that will last for several years, according to a new report from Moody’s Investor Service As the population gets older and chronic conditions become more prevalent, hospitals are stretched to meet growing healthcare needs.

The role nurses can play in bridging the gap between behavioral, physical healthcare


Nurses can bridge the gap between behavioral healthcare and physical healthcare for providers looking to better integrate the two, experts say. Since a nurse is often the first clinician a patient interacts with, he or she has real power to effect change and direct them to the care they need

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.,

Having Problems with Your Emergin System?

Medical Connectivity

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


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

Payer Roundup—Trump rails against Medicare-for-all; Medicare paying nursing facilities more for rehabilitation


Plus, a study suggests for-profit nursing homes are sending patients to therapy at the end of their lives to make more money The president attacked a Medicare-for-all proposal in an opinion column on Wednesday, and the senator who introduced that bill hit back.

Healthcare Roundup—Worldwide C-section rates skyrocket; HCA, nurses reach tentative labor agreement


C-section rates worldwide have nearly doubled over the past decade, plus more healthcare headlines

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


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.

Azar pushes for payment model change for skilled nursing facilities


A proposed change to skilled nursing facility payments would improve the quality of care provided to patients and give better payment incentives for those facilities to finally transition to value-based care, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said Tuesday

4 steps for practices to reduce malpractice claims against nurse practitioners


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


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

Payer Roundup—Nursing homes sue to stop state Medicaid cuts; LePage appeals expansion ruling


Montana nursing homes are trying to stop a looming Medicaid payment cut, while Ohio has canceled its own planned cuts to hospitals. Meanwhile, Maine's governor is still resisting Medicaid expansion

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


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


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.

Five VALUE Offerings of the Ideal Health Management Company

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Google teams up with hearing aid maker, drug-delivery drones, and more digital health news briefs

Mobi Health News

Plus Garmin's new fitness tracker, a "virtual nurse" SDK, and $1.2 million for mental health app MyStrength

Telemedicine Is Gaining Popularity In Schools


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.

Gupta's run ends at Michigan primary, plastic surgeons warn of 'Snapchat dysmorphia,' and more digital health briefs

Mobi Health News

Call9 launches data analytics plaform for nursing homes. Nursing home care technology company Call9 has launched a data analytics platform for nursing home administrators and operators. Dubbed SNF Assist, the platform integrates with a facility’s EHR to deliver insights that will help inform users’ operational and medical decisions

Patients know what’s wrong with the industry more than we do


Recently, I shadowed a patient through a day procedure at an endoscopy center from the time that the nurse checked her weight to the time that she was discharged. As a system, we don't invest as much time in understanding the broader context of the patient in front of us.

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.

Sicker Consumers Are More Willing to Share Health Data

Health Populi

Expertise in the form of researchers, doctors, nurses and pharmacists remains highly valued in the eyes of health consumers.

Evidence-Based CDS Linked to Improved Value-Based Care Performance Scores

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SCTRC Advisory Board Member Receives Designation as Academy Edge Runner

Telehealth Blog

Congratulations to SCTRC Advisory Board member, Nan Gaylord, PhD, RN, CPNP-PC, PMHS, FAANP, FAAN, on her recent designation as an Academy Edge Runner by the American Academy of Nursing.