• AHA releases guide on UCCs for vulnerable communities

    November 09 2017|Publication: eNews Update

    The American Hospital Association (AHA) has releasedguide to help hospital and health system board members and leaders implement an urgent care center (UCC) strategy to maintain an access point for urgent medical conditions that can be treated on an outpatient basis, without having to maintain emergency medical services or inpatient acute care services.

  • AHA urges FDA to quickly resolve medicine shortages

    November 09 2017|Publication: eNews Update

    The American Hospital Association (AHA) last week urged the Food and Drug Administration to take "any and all steps possible" to resolve worsening shortages of small-volume parenteral solutions that are fundamental to patient care in hospitals.

  • Bolton delivers John P. McGovern Award Lecture

    November 09 2017|Publication: eNews Update

    Former AONE President Linda Burnes Bolton, DrPH, RN, FAAN, was honored with the John P. McGovern Lectureship Award by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) at the organization’s Academic Nursing Leadership Conference Oct. 29.

  • Disch advises nurses who want to join a board

    November 09 2017|Publication: eNews Update

    Nurses interested in joining the board of directors of a health care organization should rely on the relationships they have made during their careers to help find a good fit, advises Joanne Disch, PhD, RN, FAAN, chair of the board of Aurora Health Care, based in Milwaukee.

  • Hospitals reporting eCQMs increase

    November 09 2017|Publication: eNews Update

    The number of hospitals voluntarily submitting electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) increased from 34 in 2015 to 470 in 2016, the Joint Commission reported in America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety.

  • House passes bill to roll back NLRB ‘joint employer’ decision

    November 09 2017|Publication: eNews Update

    The House of Representatives voted 242-181 to approve legislation (H.R. 3441) that would amend the National Labor Relations Act and Fair Labor Standards Act to clarify that two or more employers must have “actual, direct, and immediate” control over employees to be considered joint employers.

  • Low percentage of Americans have an advance directive: poll

    November 09 2017|Publication: eNews Update

    Just a third of Americans have written down their wishes for medical care if they become seriously ill, a survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation finds.

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