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MACRA 101

To those who work in the medical industry, acronyms and abbreviations are nothing new. To the uninitiated, the venerable storm of alphabet soup may seem counter-productive; but ask a seasoned nurse, doctor, or anyone else who knows the joys of meticulously charting every second of every day, and you’ll likely be given an answer that is more along the lines of a love/hate relationship. It’s a...

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3 Key Components of an Effective Onboarding Program for Newly Licensed Registered Nurses

First impressions matter! In any organization, you want to make positive impressions last.  When Newly Licensed Registered Nurses (NLRN) enter an organization, they are excited and eager to begin their journey as a healthcare professional. NLRNs work hard, dedicating countless hours to study and pass the NCLEX, and they are excited to take on the real world of patient care.

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Hospital Readmissions. They’re Kind of a Big Deal

Actually, they’re a REALLY big deal.   

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The Opioid Epidemic: 5 Questions to Consider When Developing a Strategy

For years, opioid misuse and abuse has been an emerging issue in healthcare. From the tragic impact on families and communities to the staggering cost growth, the opioid epidemic has gone from being an issue to the issue. Many states are currently taking an active role or determining their future role in combating the epidemic by requiring clinicians to dedicate a portion of their continuing...

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Hiring The Right Nurses

Staff selection is one of the most important functions of a nurse manager. In his book Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…and Others Don’t, author Jim Collins says, “get the right people on the bus, the right people in the right seats, and the wrong people off the bus.” He goes on to explain that “…if you have the wrong people, it doesn’t matter whether you discover the right...

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Interviewing for Success: A Look at Why Behavioral Interviewing Might Be Just What You Need

Hiring new employees is always a challenge, even when there is a plethora of seemingly qualified candidates from which to choose. Hiring new employees for roles in which turnover is typically high is an even bigger challenge. And when the pool of candidates is small, the challenge grows bigger still. Human resources managers at healthcare organizations that hire nurses are very familiar with...

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Strategies for Effective Patient Communication

Did you know? Studies show that adverse events, many of which can be serious, are a high risk for patients after a care transition from inpatient hospital care to home—and, many of these events are preventable through good communication and education before discharge. Patients who have a clear understanding of their after-hospital care instructions, including how to take medicines and when to...

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Care Transitions: A Bridge over Troubled Water

Care transitions have been described as a bridge connecting patients from one healthcare provider or group of providers to another.  It’s easy to imagine a grand structure, like the Golden Gate Bridge in California, with awe-inspiring towers, powerful suspension, and a rock-solid foundation.  But, when patients are discharged from the hospital, the bridge they must cross looks much different:...

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Value-Based Payment 2017: What Should You Know?

With the changing healthcare landscape and the unknowns of the current administration, it is crucial for hospitals and health systems to understand what they need to know about value-based payment in 2017.  Further, with the very clear regulations of MACRA looming over Medicare healthcare providers, there will be continued need for strengthening of relationships, data capabilities, and...

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