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With this issue of Executive Extra, I invite you to go to and sample the wide array of articles that provide strategies for addressing the daily issues and problems of work. Some coming in the July/August issue, for example, are developing a business model for organizational change, leadership from bedside to boardroom, and an easy-to-do usability study to assess your electronic medical record. Check out a sample below in the “From the Journal” and “Bonus Content” sections. Enjoy!

Suzanne P. Smith, EdD, RN, FAAN
Consulting Editor


 THIS JUST IN JULY 8, 2011  

PHI? Not on Facebook

Users of the popular social media site share everything from what’s on their minds to photos and videos, but personal health information (PHI) is off the table...for now.

Employer-sponsored insurance continues to erode

Nonelderly Americans getting health insurance through their jobs declined from 69% in 2000 to 61% in 2009. Low- and moderate-income families are the hardest hit.

Affordable Care Act: $260 million in savings this year

To date, almost half a million individuals enrolled in Medicare’s prescription drug benefit have received a 50% discount on their out-of-pocket costs in the first five months of 2011. Beneficiaries have saved more than $260 million so far this year.

"Robust process improvement" for wrong site surgery

Eight U.S. hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers teamed up with the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare to discover the causes of wrong site surgery.


Appearing in JONA

On-boarding and enculturation of new CNOs
Joyce A. Batcheller, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

Appearing in Nursing Management

The role of the corporate chief nursing officer
Richard Hader, PhD, NE-BC, RN, CHE, CPHQ, FAAN

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.

Healthcare succession planning: An integrative review
Brian K. Carriere, MN, RN; Melanie Muise, BA, MA; Greta Cummings, PhD, RN; and Chris Newburn-Cook, PhD, RN

Practicing to potential
Richard Ridge, RN, MBA, PhD, CENP, NEA-BC

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