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Talk to Nurses About Facebook Before They Talk About You
Rebecca Hendren, Editor
Facebook's ubiquity makes people not think about it very much. It's just part of life. But when one's profession involves interacting in other people's lives, the lines can be blurred. And that's a problem for employers.[Read More]
January 11, 2011
Editor's Picks

Salary Hikes for Healthcare Workers Expected to Lag Other Industries
Healthcare workers can expect an average base salary increase of 2.6% in 2011. That's slightly below increases of 2.8% projected across all industries for 2011, according to a Hay Group survey. [Read More]
For Better Labor Relations, Try Employee Engagement
Many management consultants on labor issues—while obviously not enamored of unions—also understand that hard-headed, heel-digging opposition and denial on the part of management are not good strategies for keeping unions at bay. Employee engagement is far more effective. [Read More]
4 Leadership Priorities for the New Year
HealthLeaders Media's senior leadership editor, Philip Betbeze, writes that now we've had a few months to digest some of the big changes coming to the healthcare industry, it's time to drill down on four tactics designed to make 2011 a year of refining and improving leadership skills amidst a backdrop of change.[Read More]
5 Reasons Why ACOs Could Fail
My colleague Cheryl Clark reports on an article in Health Affairs that argues accountable care organizations are unlikely to accomplish their objectives if former provider-hospital competitors must collaborate with each other. The disconnect between community physicians and hospital services, trust issues, and resistance to redistributing income may cause ACOs to fail, authors say.[Read More]
Cardiac Care Leadership for Improved Alignment and Outcomes
Medical specialties are tied back to hospitals and health systems like never before; nowhere are the resulting alignment challenges more acute than in the cardiac service line, where independent practices find themselves seeking the financial shelter of integration. Join us on February 15 live from Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital and share in the lessons from executives at leading national cardiac service lines and medical groups on shared governance, clinical integration, and physician alignment. [Read More]

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NurseLeaders Forum

5 Ways to Get Nurses on Board the EHR Train
While RNs will have to go through a period of adjustment, they will discover that the learning curve on electronic health records systems is not as steep as they fear or imagine. Here are five tips from a nurse leader who has experienced successful IT implementations.[Read More]

Nursing Headlines

Nursing home closings hit some communities hard
Chicago Tribune, January 11, 2011

13 Bizarre Healthcare Stories
HealthLeaders Media, January 7, 2011

CMS: Healthcare Spending Grew at Slowest Rate in 50 Years in 2009
HealthLeaders Media, January 6, 2011

Nurse accuses hospital employees of posting Facebook photos of sedated patients
The Southeast Texas Record, January 6, 2011

Audio Conferences/Webcasts

January 14: Nursing Peer Review: Improve Nursing Performance and Patient Outcomes
On Demand: Nursing Orientation: Tools and Evidence-Based Best Practices to Engage New Hires
On Demand: Horizontal Hostility in Nursing: Proven Organizational Strategies for Effective Communication and Collaboration
On Demand: Shared Governance in Nursing: Case Studies in Collaborative Decision-Making
On Demand: Prevent HAIs through Evidence-Based Practices

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