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IT security education: A must for hospital board members

Education is important in order for hospital board members to make the best cybersecurity decisions, according to Gerard Nussbaum, director of technology at consulting firm Kurt Salmon.

Mass shooting aftermath: Nurses need time to heal too

In the modern healthcare landscape, healthcare workers must be prepared for the fallout from mass shootings or other mass casualty events. Hospital leaders, meanwhile, must be ready to support nurses for any trauma caused by proximity to such events, according to Nurse.com.

Avoid legal battles: Don't punish nurses who speak up

Hospitals can protect themselves from legal action simply by listening to nurses who speak up about patient safety problems and then correcting the problems instead of covering them up, according to a  Medscape  article that examines two legal cases involving nurses who were fired after reporting concerns about patient safety.

New York laws enable criminal, incompetent nurses

New York's inattention and slow response to incidents of patient harm make the state a haven for criminal and incompetent nurses, according to a report published by ProPublica.

3 tips for delivering bad news to patients

Oncologists have some of the most difficult discussions with patients in healthcare--as many as 20,000 such conversations over the course of their careers, one study estimated. Still, oncologists and other physicians receive little training in communicating with patients, reports  Medscape.

Most practices have not lost revenue as a result of ICD-10

Six months after implementation, the predictions that private practices would see a loss of revenue because of claim denials as a result of ICD-10 have not occurred

Aetna offers employees financial incentives to get enough sleep

Aetna is giving its employees an added incentive to reach their dreams: The company will pay them $500 to get a good night's sleep, according to an article from  Louisville Business First.  

Volunteer physicians, nurses provide care to those who need it most in Utah clinic

At the Doctors' Volunteer Clinic in St. George, Utah, the acts of kindness are large. The clinic's 15 volunteer physicians, along with a number of nurses, provide physical, dental and mental health services for uninsured patients who live 200 percent below the federal poverty guidelines, reports  The Spectrum & Daily News.

VIP patients create quandary for hospitals

VIP patients place enormous pressure on hospital staff to treat them differently--including handing out lavish gifts and cash--often making resistance extremely difficult,  The   Boston Globe  has reported

Domestic violence: Hospitals must screen patients--and employees--for signs of abuse

The job of screening patients for domestic violence is difficult enough for nurses and hospital staff, but is even more troubling when their coworkers are the victims of violence at home.