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Thought leaders, educators, researchers, and nurse executives present data, opinions, and recommendations regarding cutting edge issues for nurse leaders in all practice settings. Topics including nurse civility and nursing workforce utilization are discussed. For your consideration and reflection, I invite you to read the two articles from the July/August issue of JONA that are highlighted in the “From the Journals” and “Bonus Content” sections of this edition of the Executive Extra eNews. I also invite you to go to and review the current and past articles that provide a library of evidence and information for nurse leaders.


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

Editor-in-Chief, The Journal of Nursing Administration


Should the FDA have oversight of medical apps?

Through draft guidance released on July 19, the FDA has defined a small subset of mobile medical apps that may impact on the performance or functionality of currently regulated medical devices and, as such, will require FDA oversight. Through October 19, the FDA is seeking feedback from manufacturers, healthcare providers, and others on how its proposal may support the balance between promoting innovation and ensuring safety and effectiveness.

In-the-boardroom education on the changing healthcare environment

The American Hospital Association’s Center for Healthcare Governance offers the “Health Care in Transition: Topics for Trustees” series to help board members stay abreast of policy and regulatory issues of critical importance as they make decisions that will chart their organizations' futures.

Are health information exchange initiatives up for the challenge?

The eHealth Initiative’s “2011 Report on Health Information Exchange: The Changing Landscape” documents the growing pains that health information exchange initiatives are experiencing today as they grapple with competing timelines to meet federal requirements, complex systems integration, and the uncertain future of accountable care organizations.

Take a look at the Executive Nurse Fellows program

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellows program has launched a new website that provides an in-depth look at the leadership program, featuring a series of videos from the programs’ fellows and alumni discussing their experiences—from the professional to the personal.


Appearing in JONA

Nursing leadership from bedside to boardroom: A Gallup National Survey of opinion leaders

Christopher M. Khoury, MSc, MBA; Richard Blizzard, DBA; Linda Wright Moore, MA; and Susan Hassmiller, PhD, RN, FAAN

Appearing in Nursing Management

Dissolving clique behavior

Sandra A. Barton, MS, RN-BC; Majed S. Alamri, MS, RN; Denise Cella, MS, RN; et al.

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.

Realizing electronic medical record benefits: An easy-to-do usability study
Linda Harrington, PhD, RN, CNS, CPHQ, CENP, CPHIMS; Linda Porch, MEd, RN; Kimberly Acosta, BSN, RN; and Katy Wilkens, MBA-HCA, RN, NEA-BC

The CNO and the ACO: An alphabet soup of healthcare reform
Aline M. Holmes, MSN, RN

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