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The momentum for change is rampant. Recent national meetings, including CGEAN, Magnet, and the International Nursing Research Congress, have hosted exciting and innovative podium presentations supporting nurse leaders and science in all aspects of practice. In the November issue of JONA, we're reporting new findings related to horizontal hostility and bullying in hospital settings...definitely an aspect of healthcare delivery that requires nurse leaders to promote change! I invite you to access www.jonajournal.com to review current and past articles of interest. Also, enjoy free access to the following editorial content that covers relationships, patient safety, and communication. Thanks for your ongoing support!

 

Sincerely,

Karen S. Hill, RN, DNP, NEA-BC, FACHE

Editor-in-Chief

 THIS JUST IN NOVEMBER 3, 2011  

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Did we meet Healthy People 2010 goals?

The nation met or made progress toward 71% of the goals for Healthy People 2010. Average life expectancy increased by 1 year, and death rates declined in many of the program's focus areas.


FDA intends to regulate EHRs as medical devices

The FDA released its action plan for revising the 510K program, which requires medical device manufacturers to notify the FDA of their intent to market a medical device. The current program has drawn criticism by the IT industry, the Institute of Medicine, and members of Congress.


Communication goes both ways, reminds AHRQ

A new educational campaign by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) emphasizes the importance of patients and providers engaging in effective two-way communication to ensure safer care and better health outcomes.


Per CDC: Infections down, compliance up

According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), four common healthcare-associated infections decreased in incidence last year. In addition, provider adherence to infection control measures increased.



 FROM THE JOURNALS

Appearing in JONA

Practical Communication Improves Evidence-Based Practice Implementation

Lee A. Diedrick, MAN, RN, C-NIC; Marjorie A. Schaffer, PhD, RN; Kristin E. Sandau, PhD, RN, CNE



Appearing in Nursing Management

Using clinical EHR metrics to demonstrate quality outcomes

Stefan, Susan DNP, MBA, MS



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.

EHR Adoption and Nurse-Assessed Quality of Care, Patient Safety
Ann Kutney-Lee, PhD, RN, and Deena Kelly, MS, RN

Avoiding "groupthink"
Les Macleod, EdD, MPH, LFACHE


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