Get strategies for quality and efficiency
The new Hospitals in Pursuit of Excellence guide “Striving for Top Box: Hospitals Increasing Quality and Efficiency” shares best practices and key lessons from innovative organizations on a variety of topics including care coordination, health and wellness, equity of care, and new payment and care delivery models.
Asthma on the rise in the United States
The number of Americans diagnosed with asthma grew by 4.3 million from 2001 to 2009, according to a recent CDC report.
IOM: Better ways to measure children's care quality needed
According to the new Institute of Medicine report “Child and Adolescent Health and Health Care Quality: Measuring What Matters,” the United States lacks robust national- and state-level information about the health status or healthcare quality of children and adolescents, particularly in areas that could provide guidance to policy makers and healthcare providers.
New website offers providers CAM guidance
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine has launched a new website to provide evidence-based resources, such as research results and clinical practice guidelines, to help prepare clinicians to discuss CAM approaches with their patients.
The Nurse Manager Development Series developed by the American Nurses Association and Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
The nurse manager role is often the most stressful in the healthcare organization. Being accountable and fostering accountability among your team members is exceedingly difficult especially in the current economic climate. That's why Lippincott's Nursing Management journal and the American Nurses Association have partnered to bring our joint expertise and knowledge to address this situation head on. Take part in these energetic webinars and advance your ability to ensure your staff delivers the best possible patient care.
Earn CE credit by reading this peer-reviewed, continuing education article from Nursing Management
and taking the test.
SCIP core measures: Deep impact
Kirsten Drake, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, OCN