"Let us never consider ourselves finished nurses. We must be learning all of our lives." -Florence Nightingale
Recent media reports have brought the unacceptable rise in maternal mortality to heightened awareness for every American. Currently, the U.S. ranks 47th out of 183 countries in maternal mortality. A study published in the Lancet medical journal reports that the maternal mortality ratio (per 100,000 live births) has increased from 16.9 in 1990 to 26.4 in 20151. This upward trend in the U.S. is...
National Suicide Prevention Week has been observed every year since 1975. This year’s observation occurs September 9 through 15 and corresponds with World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10.
As recently brought to light in CMS Administrator Seema Verma’s statements regarding the need to make claims data readily available, there is a wealth of data that is not being leveraged due to challenges around interoperability and access.
Have you ever watched a musical where the orchestra was a little off and not playing to the tempo of the actor? You noticed. And it was BAD. But, what if the orchestra had played in tempo with the actor? Would you have really noticed them? Probably not. Human resources (HR) and organizational development (OD) are the orchestra behind the production of a company, and each department is a...
In my white paper, Rethinking Patient Safety: Turning High Risk Into High Rewards, I outline what I’ve found to be the successful approach to increasing patient safety by reducing risk. It is a simple framework: Analyze. Assess. Educate. To bring it to life, I had a few respected healthcare voices share their stories.
While job growth in the healthcare and human services sectors continues to grow at a rapid pace, there also continues to be a consistently high rate of employee turnover. One million nurses are expected to turnover in the next 15 years, and direct support professionals in intellectual and developmental disability services have an average annual turnover rate of 49 percent.
Over 42 million people are food insecure in the United States – that’s approximately 1 in 8 people. 1 in 4 adults in the United States have two or more chronic health conditions.
By 2020, the Health and Human Services department estimates the number of individuals with IDD in need of residential inhome and day supports is expected to rise from an estimated 1,015,000 in 2003 to 1,400,000 in 2020, an increase of about 38%.
It has become crystal clear that organizations need to offer superior leadership development if they want to compete in the modern workforce. The growing talent shortage makes it imperative that you retain current employees and promote from within. Additionally, not many organizations actually take the time to examine and assess incoming leadership skills. Consequently, leaders sometimes don’t...