- ADA 2019 Standards of Medical Care
American Diabetes Association (ADA) released the 2019 standards of medical care, aligning recommendations for cardiovascular risk reduction with the American College of Cardiology (ACC).
- Health systems seeking to keep their nursing workforce should watch these factors
Turnover among nurses is a persistent workforce problem.
- The United States Preventative Services Task Force has posted on their website a draft research plan on efforts to reduce opioid use disorder (OUD)
Comments are being sought through January 16, 2019.
- ECRI Institute Guideline Trust
Welcome to the most reliable clinical practice guideline repository in the world.
- Primary Care Physician Office Visits Drop 18%
While primary care physician office visits fell from 2012 to 2016, office visits to nurse practitioners and physician assistants rose.
- Coalition releases new guidelines for palliative care for all provider settings Not enough patients are able to access palliative care at the end of their lives because there aren't enough providers offering it to meet their needs.
- CMS Proposes to Modernize Medicare Advantage, Expand Telehealth Access for Patients
Comments on proposal accepted until December 31, 2018, at the e-Regulation website at: https://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Regulations-and-Policies/eRulemaking/index.html?redirect=/eRulemaking.
- Section 298 Progress Report, November 2018
The Section 298 Initiative is a statewide effort to improve the coordination of publicly-funded physical health and behavioral health services.
- New Paper Lays Out Why Nurse Practitioners Are the Solution
The solution is evident to a growing number of influencers.
- Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate Quickfire Challenge
Nurses are invited to submit ideas for new devices, health technologies, protocols or treatment approaches that have the power to profoundly impact patient care and human health and to receive up to $100,000 in grants and access to mentoring and coaching from Johnson & Johnson.
- Updated ADA, EASD Consensus Guidelines for Managing Hyperglycemia in T2D
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) have issued an updated consensus statement outlining the management of hyperglycemia in type 2 diabetes (T2D).
- ICD-10 Human Trafficking Abuse Codes
Starting today, health care providers can use any of 29 ICD-10 diagnostic codes to identify and document victims of human trafficking.
- New Consensus Report from the American Diabetes Association® (ADA) and the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) Calls for Paradigm Shift to Patient-Centered Care for Type 2 Diabetes
Recommendations are detailed in new roadmaps (algorithms) outlining therapies and medications to help achieve optimal diabetes control and improved quality of life.
- Young nurses seek advanced degrees, leaving gaps in direct patient care
More young nurses are opting to obtain advanced degrees, which could help fill gaps in primary care. But it could also take them away from the patient's bedside.
- AHA launches Center of Health Innovation
The American Hospital Association will share knowledge and resources about population health, costs, performance improvement, innovation capacity and "emerging issues."
- New Data Show Continued Progress toward Future of Nursing Goals
Progress continues toward meeting Future of Nursing goals established in 2010 by the then-Institute of Medicine, with particularly noteworthy improvements seen in nursing education.
- 2017 RN Practice Analysis: Linking the NCLEX-RN® Examination to Practice U.S. and Canada
2017 RN Practice Analysis: Linking the NCLEX-RN® Examination to Practice U.S. and Canada
- Don't Let Myths About HIPAA Get in the Way of Good Care
Approximately 40 million family caregivers assume responsibility for the health of loved ones.
- CMS proposes paying home health agencies for remote monitoring
Remote patient monitoring involves the use of digital tools to collect health data such as vital signs, weight, blood pressure, blood sugar, blood oxygen levels, heart rate, and electrocardiograms.
- More Nurse Practitioners Now Pursue Residency Programs To Hone Skills
Residencies may be at federally qualified health centers, Veterans Affairs medical centers or private practices and hospital systems.
- A School Nurse in 2018
As a new academic year begins, school nurses are making headlines for their many and varied roles caring for America's children.
- State Innovation Model
Reinventing Michigan's Health Care System: Blueprint for Health Innovation
- How hospitals are using telehealth to improve care and access
Today, Children’s works with eight sites, using video conferencing equipment to connect with remote psychiatrists.
- 2018 AHA/ACC Guideline for the Management of Adults With Congenital Heart Disease
A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines.
- Military Spouses Licensing and Credentialing Map & License Finder Tool
Many states have laws to make it easier for military spouses relocating from out of state to carry their occupational licenses to a new state.