• Keeping up with Health care delivery: Transition to practice model for RN Grads in Outpatient Settings

    January 01 2016

    The 2010 Institute of Medicine report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change and Advancing Health, recommended the implementation of nurse residency programs across all settings. In California, leaders from academic and practice settings that included community partners formed academic practice partnerships in order to develop transition to practice (T2P) programs that would bridge the practice gap from student to professional nurse. Initial T2P programs in California were designed as demonstration projects to assist new RNs by increasing their competence, confidence and skills and to also increase their employability.

  • The Complex Role of the Care Manager: Competencies Required to Ensure Success

    January 01 2016

    The rapidly changing and complex health care environment has created a need and an imperative to work efficiently and collaboratively to achieve positive patient outcomes. The mantra to reduce length of stay, decrease unplanned hospital readmissions, minimize insurance denials while at the same time improve patient clinical and satisfaction outcomes is challenging. A paradigm shift has occurred in health care reimbursement with the advent of accountable care organizations and bundled payment structures. To further add to the complexity, there is increased transparency of hospital performance with regard to infections, core measures and patient engagement/satisfaction.

  • Accountable Care an Emory Healthcare: Nurse-Led Interprofessional Collaborative Practice

    December 31 2015|Publication: eNews Update|Related Topics: Health care reform

    In the January issue of Voice of Nursing Leadership, Susan E. Shapiro, PhD, RN, FAAN, authored “Accountable Care an Emory Healthcare: Nurse-Led Interprofessional Collaborative Practice.” Shapiro leads us through the care model, including a useful diagrams and a preparation sheet for nurses performing Structured Interdisciplinary Bedside Rounds (page 6).

  • AONE unveils redesigned website with new features

    December 18 2015|Publication: eNews Update|Related Topics: Technology

    AONE this week launched its redesigned website, aone.org. The redesigned website offers easy access to information about AONE’s competencies, certifications, annual meeting and other popular programs.

  • CDC issues draft opioid prescribing guidelines for outpatient settings

    December 18 2015

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will accept comments through Jan. 13 on draft guidelines for primary care physicians prescribing opioids to adults for chronic pain in outpatient settings.

  • Flu season off to slow start, CDC says

    December 18 2015|Publication: eNews Update|Related Topics: Population/community health

    The current flu season has gotten off to a slow start, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in the Dec. 11 of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Because of that, flu vaccination can still offer the public substantial benefits, CDC said.

  • Foundations provide $10 million to expand use of OpenNotes

    December 18 2015|Publication: eNews Update

    Four foundations will jointly provide $10 million to expand the use of OpenNotes, a national initiative that urges doctors and other clinicians to offer patients ready access to their visit notes.

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