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Sharpen your executive edge... the Executive Track of Congress2011, in fabulous Las Vegas, October 24 to 28. Sponsored by Wolters Kluwer Health|Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, publisher of Nursing Management journal, Congress2011 tailors information for CNOs, CNEs, VPs, and DONs. Executive Track topics include variance justification, never events, healthcare reform, information technology, and evidence-based practice. Congress2011 Keynote Speaker Tim Porter O’Grady will discuss the necessary transformation of healthcare leadership, which will help you begin to write your own script for the future.

A poor economic outlook, growing concerns about the cost of healthcare, rising Magnet® expectations, the Institute of Medicine’s Future of Nursing report, and looming legislative changes are destined to change the manner in which we deliver care. This perfect storm is highly likely to result in major changes to how we lead. Congress2011 will provide insight into the future while still delivering practical suggestions for productive daily practice.

For more information on the Executive Track, visit the Nursing Management Congress2011 website at And for additional insight regarding leadership challenges, review the following related news items and selected journal reads. I hope to see you next month in Las Vegas!

Richard Hader, PhD, NE-BC, RN, CHE, CPHQ, FAAN


Nursing Management


Are you making the most of leadership development?

According to the National Healthcare Leadership Survey by the National Center for Healthcare Leadership, larger hospitals, teaching hospitals, and hospitals affiliated with a healthcare system have higher adoption rates for leadership development.

The board, the "C-suite," and IT

The Center for Healthcare Governance provides a guide for boards and the “C-suite” (CNOs, CNEs, etc.) as they align strategies, decision-making tools, processes, information technology, and people to build new organizational capacity for clinical transformation.

EHRs: Speak the same language

The Health IT Standards Committee has agreed upon a single set of vocabulary standards for each area of quality reporting measures for meaningful use, a milestone that ‘s taken a decade to reach.

Fighting rare diseases with social media

Studies show there’s merit to using social media during natural disasters, but online networking is also invaluable for studying rare diseases, according to the Mayo Clinic.


Appearing in JONA

Selecting the best design team partners
Jaynelle F. Stichler, DNS, RN, EDAC, FACHE, FAAN

Appearing in Nursing Management

CNO and ACOs: An alphabet soup of healthcare reform

Aline M. Holmes, MSN, RN, senior vice president of Clinical Affairs and director of the Institute for Quality & Patient Safety, New Jersey Hospital Association

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.

Hands-free communication technology: A benefit for nursing?
Heather Dunphy, BA; Juli L. Finlay, MA; Jane Lemaire, MD; Ian MacNairn, BHSc; Jean E. Wallace, PhD

The gap between educational preferences and hiring practices
Dana Beth Weinberg, PhD; Dianne Cooney-Miner, PhD, RN; Jennifer Perloff, PhD, MPA; and Michael Bourgoin, MA

  Featured Program

To discover how good your nursing can be, you must first learn how good it is. NDNQI® is the only national nursing quality measurement program that provides hospitals with unit-level performance comparisons to hospitals of a similar size, specialty and geographic region. Join NDNQI today.

  Featured Employer

Vice President, Patient Care Services/COO

Northern Dutchess Hospital, located in Mid-Hudson Valley NY, and a Health Quest affiliate is seeking a VP, Patient Care Services COO. This key role should have a strong clinical background in nursing or other clinical area. Our 68-bed acute care non-profit facility provides a comprehensive range of services serving over 140,000 people. For more information, email:

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