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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

 THIS JUST IN JUNE 3, 2011  

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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.



 FROM THE JOURNALS

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



Bonus Content
Be sure to take advantage of these bonus articles from JONA and Nursing Management. By accessing them through your eNews link, you can read the articles free of charge.

Health promotion for direct care workers
Kelly Flannery, MS, RN; Barbara Resnick, PhD, FAANP, FAAN, CRNP; Elizabeth Galik, PhD, CRNP; and Jane Lipscomb, PhD, FAAN, RN

Leadership at all levels
Tim Porter-O’Grady, DM, EdD, ScD(h), FAAN


 

  

 

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