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  1. 10 Unexpected Realities Nurses Face
    8/27/2018

    When I decided to become a nurse, I didn’t have a clue. I wasn’t aware of the educational options available to me, what nursing school was really like, or what to expect if I actually graduated and was thrown into the heart of the jungle! Here are some insights from my years in the trenches, and the realities of nursing that most people don’t realize.

  2. Using Technology To Address Nurse Staffing Challenges
    3/22/2018

    Virtually all healthcare organizations struggle with maintaining an appropriate balance of available staff to care for their patients. Staffing too many nurses puts financial integrity at risk, and by staffing too few the quality of care can be negatively impacted (not to mention nurse satisfaction). While technology is not a panacea for nurse staffing challenges, it does have the potential to play a significant role in the way hospitals ensure they strike the best balance so that patients always come first and receive the best possible care.

  3. Ahead Of The Curve — Education And The Evolution Of Nursing
    9/11/2017

    Education and tuition assistance programs were once thought of simply as nice-haves in the human resource package. However, their importance is evolving as major workforce challenges continue to impact the nursing profession.

  4. How Health IT Is Enhancing The Role Of Today’s RNs
    5/11/2017

    The American Nurses Association just kicked off National Nurses Week 2017, honoring the nation’s three million nurses who are changing the face of patient care and compassion. Health IT Outcomes recently spoke with three nurses who also work in the healthcare IT space to hear how the latest technology advances are having a positive impact on the nursing profession. Here’s what they had to say.

  5. At The Intersection Of Nursing And Technology
    5/9/2017

    The future of nursing will be for all nurses to work as nurse informacists, sharing their expertise with developers of communication and information technologies, software engineers, and developers and implementation consultants to advance healthcare and support the best patient outcomes.

  6. Improving Nurse Satisfaction Requires Root Cause Solutions
    5/4/2017

    A recent RNnetwork survey found half of the nurses they surveyed (49.8 percent) have contemplated switching professions, with 27 percent citing overwork as the reason. By Ashley Walsh, MHA, Sr. Financial Analyst and former Perioperative Business Manager, UCHealth

  7. Accurate Readmissions Predictions Are Now Possible
    4/5/2017

    Partnership provides hospitals in North Carolina with earlier, better readmission predictions. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  8. Text Messaging Boosts Patient Engagement, Improves Outcomes
    3/30/2017

    Texting can keep patients motivated, engaged, and on the road to better health. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  9. Nursing Informatics Continues To Grow, Survey Finds
    3/16/2017

    HIMSS Poll finds nursing informatics specialists’ experience and salary continue to rise. Nursing Informatics Continues To Grow, Survey Finds By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  10. 1 In 4 Hospital Staff Report Using Expired Or Recalled Products On Patients
    3/9/2017

    Better supply chain management leads to better quality of care and improved patient safety. By Christine Kern, contributing writer