There isn't much good news in the latest nationwide survey of workplace violence against emergency department nurses. They rank with cops and prison guards when it comes to on-the-job verbal and physical abuse, and the needle hasn't moved in the last two years. >>>
In addition to alarm fatigue, exposure hazards from radiation therapy and medication administration errors are among the most serious health technology safety issues, says a report from the non-profit ECRI Institute. >>>
Even as providers rush to implement health information technology systems, there is an underappreciated chance that the use of computers might cause harm to patients, according to a report from the Institute of Medicine. >>>
A poorly designed labor scheduling system will end up costing healthcare providers by way of higher absenteeism and turnover, says one human resources expert. She offers tips on effective scheduling, including aligning business needs with workforce needs. >>>
The Department of Health and Human Services has announced a competition to spark "innovative healthcare delivery models." Preference will be given "to projects that rapidly hire, train and deploy healthcare workers." >>>
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