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How Northwell created a 'culture of inquiry' among its nurses

September 19, 2019


In an interview with HealthLeaders Media's Jennifer Thew, two nursing leaders at Northwell Health explain how establishing a "culture of inquiry" improved care delivery, patient outcomes, and nurse engagement at the system.

Why health care leaders don't understand millennials

September 18, 2019


It is time to "move beyond" stereotypical understandings of millennials and diversify leadership teams with younger professionals, Travis Bias, a physician, and Ashley Ramirez, a nurse practitioner, write in a STAT News opinion piece.

Why are nurses hiding drugs in ceiling tiles? Blame the US' health care 'workarounds.'

September 17, 2019


When Theresa Brown, a clinical faculty member at the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, heard about nurses hiding patients' drugs in the ceiling to work around their hospital's slow pharmacy, she "wasn't surprised," and Brown in a New York Times opinion piece explains why these workarounds are all too common in the U.S. health system.

Was your hospital stay :) or :(? Penn Medicine wants to know.

September 16, 2019


Color-coded buttons featuring "emojis" that reflect a range of sentiments could be an effective way to get real-time patient and provider satisfaction data, according to a study published this month in the Annals of Emergency Medicine.

Why even doctors with opioid use disorder seldom get 'the gold standard' of care

September 9, 2019


While medication-assisted treatment is considered "the gold standard" for managing opioid-related substance use disorders, most state programs for health care professionals seeking to recover from opioid use disorders often deny access to such medications.

In the states: Judge approves deal to complete CVS-Aetna merger, North Carolina sues Juul for allegedly targeting children, and more

September 6, 2019


American Health Line rounds up the latest health care news in the states.

'Nursefluencers' are taking over Instagram—and some critics are worried

September 5, 2019


Health care providers increasingly are becoming social media influencers—people who promote products in their pictures to their followers—but some critics worry the practice blurs the line between harmless social media and medically unethical practices.

Patients at this hospital can text their doctors after surgery—and almost 80% said it improved their care

August 22, 2019


The orthopedics and sports medicine practice affiliated with Goshen Health in Indiana last year piloted a secure text messaging system that allows patients to contact doctors during recovery, and almost 80% of patients who test the system said the system improved their care.

What it's really like to get dialysis at home

August 20, 2019


The Trump administration wants to shift most dialysis care to patients' homes—a practice that providers say can improve quality of life, but also can present hardships for older patients.

She's an ICU nurse. But she still couldn't bring herself to write an end-of-life directive.

August 14, 2019


Intensive Care Unit nurse Andrea Useem in a Washington Post perspective shares her struggle to write an advance directive—despite her intimate understanding of how important such documents are for families who must make end-of-life decisions for a loved one.

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