Do you work at a hospital or physician’s office that is part of a clinical integration network?Do you know what a clinical integration network is?There are many definitions, but one of the best comes from the American Hospital Association: “In essence, clinical integration involves providers working together in an interdependent fashion so that they can pool … [Read more...] about Let’s Talk About Clinical Integration
I remember when I first became a nurse and we would have monthly staff meetings to discuss various topics and issues that hospital administration had pushed down to us. I often grew frustrated with these meetings because the same topic kept coming up: HCAHPS scores. At which point the majority of the nursing staff would grumble and groan and complain about a standard that was … [Read more...] about Should Nurses Care about HCAHPS Scores?
The practice of nursing is ever-changing. There are always new guidelines and regulations that nurses are asked to adhere to, often with little information to accompany it. Nurses sometimes feel like they are just surviving because they are being asked to take on new challenges and aren’t completely sure of themselves. This is because many organizations will give out new job … [Read more...] about Nurses Can Thrive When They Are Given Ongoing Feedback
When you first become a nurse you are chomping at the bit at the chance to practice your craft. You carefully create a nurse mission statement and set out to see it come true. Nursing is more than just a job. It’s more than just days filled with tasks, charts, and technical skills. There’s something more to it. Many would even say that when you first become a nurse you see the … [Read more...] about Rediscover the Career You Love By Reconnecting with the Art of Nursing
There is an increasing trend in healthcare of trying to keep patients out of the hospital. Many insurance companies are decreasing reimbursement to healthcare providers if they get readmissions for patients with the same issues. Many healthcare organizations are trying to tackle this issue in many ways. This includes taking a bigger focus on preventative care, home care, and … [Read more...] about Keeping Patients Out of the Hospital