Join me for a #HealthcareChat Tweetchat on EHR Clinical Readiness Oct 27 at 9pm ET

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I’d like to invite you to join me and Melinda Outlaw, an expert on clinical readiness, to discuss how EHR clinical readiness can improve your interactions and results with your hospital’s EHR.

Ebola Facts and Checklist for Healthcare Providers (and Everyone Else)

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The Ebola situation has many in the United States at panic levels. We’ve already had several patients with Ebola on U.S. soil. We’ve already already had a death caused by Ebola.  The media is spreading panic and is doing a terrible job at informing the public of any real facts. Mistakes have been made in […]

Can Clinical Integration Help Physicians Cash in on What They Were Sold?

Can Clinical Integration Help Physicians Cash In on What They Were Sold

“Clinical integration” are just buzz words that most physicians aren’t concerned with early in their careers. Many future doctors go to medical school with bright starry eyes and a version of their careers that they will likely never see come to fruition.  Their goal is usually simple: to help people. But many find themselves helping […]

Should Nurses Care about HCAHPS Scores?

Should Nurses Care About HCAHPS Scores

Hospitals need to step up to the plate and take on the responsibility of educating nursing staff on the what exactly HCAHPS surveys measure and what they can do to improve scores. This process shouldn’t be a monthly blame-session in which the entire department feels defeated, but instead a continuous process that begins at orientation and is evaluated routinely.

The Next Big Thing in Healthcare is Next Wave Connect

The Next Big Thing in Healthcare is Next Wave Connect

If you’re looking for a place to connect with other healthcare professionals to collaborate to solve healthcare challenges that you and your healthcare organization are struggling with, then Next Wave Connect is the answer.

As the title states, I wholeheartedly believe that Next Wave Connect will be the next big thing in healthcare. It’s time to stop working in silos and get together to solve these problems. It saves time, it saves money, and ultimately, it saves lives.

Best Stethoscope for Nurses: 3M Littmann Classic II S.E. Stethoscope

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The 3M™ Littmann® Classic II S.E. Stethoscope is sensitive and comes equipped with a dual-sided, turntable diaphragm and bell. This technology is highly sensitive and allows the capture any sound whether it’s high or low frequency. The tubing is durable and can easily be folded and put in a lab jacket pocket. It’s also latex free and a nonchill chestpiece, which is a must in direct patient care.

Rediscover the Career You Love By Reconnecting with the Art of Nursing

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The Art of Nursing is a 4-day online event hosted by Elizabeth Scala that aims to help bust nurses by providing “practical tips for stress reduction, improved mindfulness and attention to the present moment, better time management, and more!”

Focusing on Quality Evidenced-Based Nursing Practice during Hiring, Onboarding, and Throughout Employment

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In order to ensure that evidenced-based nursing care is consistently practiced, the training and focus on these standards must start on day one of the hiring process, be stressed during the onboarding process, and continue through employment. In order for nurses to be successful in delivering the care that patients deserve they need to be given tools that they need starting before they are even hired and continuing throughout employment.

mHealth and Technology in Action: 3 Apps to Improve Your Health

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My favorite thing about technology is that is makes things easier. Smartphone apps can be a huge help by creating healthy habit through a convenient and motivating source. Here are 3 FREE mHealth Apps that will help make getting and staying health easier:

Eliminate Paper and Improve Patient Care Across the Continuum with Tracked Clinical Competencies

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If I had an opportunity to sit face-to-face with each and every nurse manager in the world I would tell them that eliminating paper and using computerized automated processes is the one great way they can improve patient care across the continuum. One area in particular where this can really make a difference is in tracking clinical competencies. Because if you want to make sure patients receive the best care possible the first thing that needs to be done is ensuring that nurses are well trained and competent to care for those patients.