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February 16, 2009

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IOM calls for health research privacy
  Congress should authorize the Department of Health and Human Services and other relevant federal agencies to develop a new approach to ensuring privacy in health research, according to a recent Institute of Medicine report. More
   
Center offers sample board policies
  The Center for Healthcare Governance recently added 11 sample board policies and charters to its online Resource Repository. More
   
Health workforce solutions Web site launches
  The new Health Workforce Information Center provides information on health workforce solutions in one centralized and easy-to-access online location. Resources available through the Center’s Web site will help health providers, educators, researchers, and policymakers around the nation develop strategies to meet future workforce demands. More
   
CMS delays two Medicaid rules
  The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has delayed until April 3 the effective date of a final rule giving states more flexibility in defining the benefits covered by their Medicaid programs. Similarly delayed until March 27 is a final rule allowing states to change premiums and cost-sharing structures for certain Medicaid recipients. More
   
Report: Insurance often fails cancer patients
  Cancer patients often find it difficult to find or maintain adequate and affordable health coverage, according to a recent report by the Kaiser Family Foundation and American Cancer Society. More
     
Eisenberg award applications available  
  The Joint Commission and National Quality Forum are accepting applications through April 20 for the 2009 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Awards, which recognize individuals and healthcare organizations making significant contributions to the safety and quality of patient care. More  
     
 
     
Management CE: A captive condition: Childhood obesity  
  A healthcare epidemic, obesity in children continues to challenge clinicians. Lack of preplanning for the hospitalized obese child threatens both patient and caregiver safety. More
 
   
Lend your voice to our Leadership Profile survey
  Ever wonder how you compare with your colleagues, both personally and professionally? During the next few months, Nursing Management will gather feedback to create a snapshot of you, nurse leaders across the U.S. healthcare spectrum. Our profile will publish in a future issue. Please take a moment to complete the survey here.
   
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  Has your facility recently attained Magnet certification? Participate in Nursing Management's Magnet survey and get your facility showcased in an upcoming issue of the journal. E-mail Coleen.Stern@wolterskluwer.com for more information.

STAY TUNED
 
Coming in Nursing Management’s March issue
  • Nursing strategy: What’s your plan?
  • Computational monitoring: From virtual to actual
  • Inside the medicine cabinet...

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