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3 ways to drive employee engagement and satisfaction

As many healthcare providers make cutbacks in services, it's important they retain employees and keep them satisfied, especially in light of documented links between employee engagement and patient satisfaction.

Barriers prevent complete shift from master's to doctor of nursing practice degrees

Nursing schools made progress in transitioning to the practice doctorate and the importance of the Doctor of Nursing Practice in preparing people for advanced nursing practice, according to a study by the RAND Corporation released by the American Association of Colleges of Nurses.

Karen DeSalvo to 'maintain leadership' at ONC, agency says

Just call Karen DeSalvo the once and future National Coordinator for Health IT. ONC, in a Health IT Buzz blog post published Tuesday afternoon, said that DeSalvo, in fact, will not step down as National Coordinator--as the agency announced Oct. 23-- but instead will "maintain her leadership of ONC" while also serving as acting assistant secretary of health with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

More proof physician social skills matter

There is a positive association between a physician's emotional intelligence quotient and more compassionate and empathetic patient care, according to a Forbes article which examined 500 independent studies conducted in 2010. 

Key features of employee wellness programs

To implement a successful employee wellness program, leaders should keep a few key aspects in mind, according to Employee Benefit News.

CDC issues new Ebola guidance for ED workers

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Monday revised its recommendations to help clinicians evaluate and manage patients with possible Ebola who arrive in hospital emergency rooms for treatment.

Nash Health Care's Ken Kilmer: Use ICD-10 testing to avoid chaos

For Ken Kilmer, ICD-10 project manager at Rocky Mount, North Carolina-based Nash Health Care System, conducting a weeklong mock ICD-10 transition earlier this month was all about avoiding chaos in 2015.

Nurse retention strategies: Keys to empowerment, ownership and support

With all of the effort and expense that hospitals put into hiring the right nurses, organizations must put at least as much energy into retaining those nurses and fostering continued high performance and growth. This excerpt from Fierce' s new ebook explains the strategies hospitals use to engage nursing staff.

Broward Health CIO: IT is the 'heartbeat of the enterprise'

Life as a hospital CIO is full of twists and turns, according to Broward Health CIO Doris Peek.

New CHIME organizations to support healthcare technology, application officers

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives this week launched a pair of organizations geared toward representing chief technology officers and chief application officers in healthcare.