Nurse practitioners (NPs) in Kentucky can prescribe routine medications without a doctors involvement starting tomorrow--if they completed a four-year collaboration with a doctor, Kaiser Health News reported.
National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo, at Tuesday's Health IT Policy Committee, revealed who will head the six new workgroups first announced in April as part of plans to reduce silos within ONC and transition the agency beyond Meaningful Use.
This week FierceHealthcare covered a story that struck a nerve with readers, raising questions about social media use, HIPAA, the bias shown to doctors versus nurses and firing practices at hospitals. In case you missed it, an emergency room (ER) nurse in New York w as fired after posting a photo of an empty trauma room after clinicians saved the life of a man hit by a subway train.
The American healthcare system is "sick and getting sicker," and executives must take decisive action to fix it--even if that means making some people angry, management guru Clayton Christensen tells Forbes.
The number of baby boomers set to retire and the number of independent delivery networks and networks in the U.S. will mean a demand for interim executives within the healthcare industry, particularly in the chief information officer and the chief medical informatics officer positions.
The use of data analytics technology to achieve success as the healthcare industry transitions to focus on value over volume is a pressing issue for hospitals, particularly those named to this year's "Most Wired" list.
The federal government is investigating 67 claims of retaliation by Veterans Affairs Department supervisors against employees who filed whistleblower complaints, according to testimony during a House Veterans Affairs Committee during a hearing this week.
Nurses at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, Massachusetts want the hospital to punish or fire the newly appointed chief nursing officer, Diane Thompson, amid claims she fosters a "punitive organizational culture" detrimental to patient care and staff morale, Boston Business Journal reported.
Violence against front-line hospital workers is a growing problem across the country and the globe, specifically against nurses and emergency department workers. The number of vio lent incidents involving hospital workers jumped 37 percent in the past three years, according to a recent su rvey by the International Association for Healthcare Security & Safety.
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