Monthly Archives: May 2011

HHS to Reduce Premiums, Easier for Pre-Existing Conditions The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced new steps to reduce premiums and make it easier for Americans to enroll in the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan. Premiums for the Federally-administered Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP) … Continue reading

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Missouri Nurse’s Association Helping Joplin Nurses

In response to the tornado that devastated Joplin, Mo., this week, the Missouri Nurses Foundation started a relief fund to assist nurses in the area.  As of Thursday, according to the Missouri Nurses Association, the fund had collected $4,000. Donations … Continue reading

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HHS Review of Regulations: Impact on Hospitals and Telemedicine The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced a review of regulations in response to a request from President Obama for all federal government agencies to streamline regulatory procedures. Among various initiatives for review are several that could … Continue reading

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HHS Releases Online Patient Safety Training Resources for Clinicians and Patient Advocates

US Department of Health & Human Services    May 20, 2011 Partnering to Heal:  Teaming Up Against Healthcare-Associated Infections The HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health released Partnering to Heal: Teaming Up Against Healthcare-Associated Infections, an interactive learning tool … Continue reading

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Customization Key to Successful Pediatric EMR Systems

Healthcare IT News,  Jennifer Dennard   5/17/2011 What benefits will EMR’s bring to pediatric practices? As my interest in electronic medical records, especially in the pediatric realm, has grown alongside the weight and height of my young children, I did … Continue reading

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AHRQ Releases Tool to Help Reduce Medication Errors

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality   5/21/2011 Three out of four Americans are not following their doctor’s advice when it comes to taking prescription medication, according to U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin.  AHRQ and the National Council on Patient … Continue reading

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Innovative Nurses Take Charge in Today’s Technological Workplace  Christina Orlovsky Page   5/20/2011 May 20, 2011 – Nurses possess so many professional and personal qualities that make them champions in a health care setting, including multitasking skills, passion and efficiency, to name a few. It turns out that … Continue reading

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