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January 28, 2010

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How to contribute to the Haitian relief effort

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Is your hospital the Most Wired?
EHR use in physician's offices over 40%
Pilot test of tobacco/alcohol use screening measures
Got good governance?

How to contribute to the Haitian relief effort
  Hospitals wishing to contribute to the relief effort for victims of the earthquake in Haiti should register offers of support through the Center for International Disaster Information web site, which the United States Agency for International Development is using to coordinate efforts. More
 
Is your hospital the Most Wired?
  Hospitals & Health Networks magazine has unveiled its 2010 Most Wired Survey for hospitals to complete online through March 15. Open to all hospitals and health systems, this year's survey measures hospital IT achievements in four key areas: infrastructure; business and administrative management; clinical quality and safety; and the care continuum. More
   
EHR use in physician's offices over 40%
  According to preliminary estimates from the CDC, nearly 44% of office-based physicians used electronic health records in 2009. More
   
Pilot test of tobacco/alcohol use screening measures
  The Joint Commission is seeking hospitals to pilot test a set of draft performance measures for screening and treating hospital patients for tobacco, alcohol, and other drug use and dependence. Hospitals interested in testing the eight measures should contact Joanne Hafner at jhafner@jointcommission.org by February 1. More
   
Got good governance?
  The Center for Healthcare Governance has released the Guide to Good Governance for Hospital Boards, a resource for U.S. hospital boards and leaders that contains a comprehensive overview of the key components of good governance practices, as well as templates and tools to support these practices. More
 

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Coming in Nursing Management's February issue
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  • 12 steps toward policy management
  • Is this ethical? You DECIDE

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