As the new editor-in-chief of JONA, it’s my pleasure to introduce myself through my editorial in the journal’s June issue. This month in the publication, we’ve included a wide range of content, from workforce development and evidence-based practice to the divisive argument about LPNs having clinical rotations in hospitals. Enjoy, and visit your favorite journals for more information.
Karen S. Hill, RN, DNP, NEA-BC, FACHE
Editor-in-Chief, JONA, the Journal of Nursing Administration
Top 10 domestic public health achievements
The past decade has yielded improvements in vaccines, declining mortality from certain chronic diseases, and less death and injury from motor vehicle crashes. Notable breakthroughs include the pneumococcal and rotavirus vaccines and a 58% decline in central line-associated bloodstream infections.
Accountable care organizations: Are you ready?
According to the AHA, most healthcare organizations will require substantial work to create the type of accountable care suitable for private insurers, Medicare, Medicaid, state health exchanges, and/or employers.
Reserving EDs for actual emergencies
Given the mounting concern over adequate access to primary care, a recent U.S. Government Accountability Office report examines how health centers may help reduce the unnecessary use of EDs.
Meaningful use incentives underway
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is currently issuing Medicare incentive checks for meaningful use of electronic health records authorized under the HITECH Act. More than $83 million has been issued since the program started in January.
Appearing in JONA
Promoting clinical inquiry and evidence-based practice
JoAnn Mick, PhD, RN, AOCN, NEA-BC
Appearing in Nursing Management
SCIP core measures: Deep impact
Kirsten Drake, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, OCN