Monthly Archives: August 2011

EMR Implementation Creates Opportunities for Nurses

By Megan M. Krischke, NurseZone.com With the push to obtain the full incentive payout for meaningful use of electronic medical records (EMR)/electronic health records (EHR) created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, many hospitals are in the … Continue reading

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Improving the Physician–Nurse Dynamic

By Jennifer Larson, contributor August 26, 2011 – Can doctors and nurses learn to get along well enough to collaborate? Can they truly be partners in providing excellent patient care? Many health care experts now say “Yes.” But that hasn’t always … Continue reading

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The Health IT Standards Committee Endorses EHR Vocabulary

By Mary Mosquera, Government Health IT The Health IT Standards Committee has endorsed a single set of vocabulary standards and a single guide for putting them in place for each area of quality reporting measures, an accomplishment that some individuals … Continue reading

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HIE’s Save Payers Big Bucks

By Ken Terry,  Fierce Health IT News A study of emergency-department visits conducted by Humana in the Milwaukee area shows that payers can save money if EDs have access to community health information exchanges (HIEs). When ED clinicians queried patients‘ … Continue reading

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Three Obstacles to Higher Education Levels in Nursing

By Rebecca Hendren, HealthLeaders Media Three Obstacles:   Supply & Demand Majority of RN‘s lack four- year degree Rank-and-file Nursing lags  Evidence shows that patient outcomes improve when nurses have baccalaureate degrees. The Future of Nursing, the influential IOM and Robert … Continue reading

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ANA Recognizes Emergency Nursing as Specialty

Nurse.com News The American Nurses Association has announced its formal recognition of emergency nursing as a specialty practice. The ANA defines emergency nursing as “the care of individuals across the lifespan with perceived or actual physical or emotional alterations of … Continue reading

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Report: Three-Quarters of US Jobless Can’t Afford Health Care

August 24, 2011  HealthDay News Affordable Care Act will give newly unemployed more choices for coverage in 2014, authors contend. WEDNESDAY, Aug. 24 (HealthDay News) — Nearly three-quarters of jobless Americans say they can’t afford needed health care or prescription … Continue reading

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