Nurse News

NAHC Praises Congress for Letter to CMS Opposing Proposed Payment Modifications

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The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) praised a number of members of the U.S. House of Representatives for sending a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), urging the government regulatory agency to withdraw its proposed case mix cuts and value-based purchasing penalties.

 


Improve Care and Population Health Outcomes with Social, Behavioral Data

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The American Academy of Nursing released a new policy brief advising vendors, health systems, and funders about the benefits of integrating behavioral and socioeconomic data into the EHR.

 


Share Your Population Health Strategy, Apply for the Hearst Health Prize

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Does your organization want to inspire others to follow your lead in improving care? Can you demonstrate proven outcomes in managing or improving the health of a population through technology, care delivery, processes, and care guidance?


Connect and Learn on World Sepsis Day

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September 13 marks World Sepsis Day, recognizing the nearly 30 million patients who are affected each year.


MEDITECH Launches New CAUTI Prevention EHR Toolkit

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Find out how our EHR can support you in preventing and detecting catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs). 


More Smartphone Owners Using Patient Portals

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Smartphones are helping to increase patient engagement, according to a recent Parks Associates report.

 


September is Sepsis Awareness Month

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Sepsis kills 258,000 people in the U.S. each year. To educate the public and healthcare professionals on the life-threatening infection, Sepsis Alliance announced September is Sepsis Awareness Month.


Sparta Community Hospital Decreases Costs, Improves Patient Satisfaction with MEDITECH

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Sparta Community Hospital improves documentation accuracy and timeliness, decreases overtime, and improves patient satisfaction.


MEDITECH Attends 25th Annual SINI Conference

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MEDITECH recently joined hundreds of nurse leaders at the 25th annual Summer Institute in Nursing Informatics (SINI).


10 Facts to Prepare for ICD-10 Deadline

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Healthcare providers will start using ICD-10 codes on October 1. To help them prepare for the transition, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a brief animated video.


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