To bridge cultural gaps between caregivers and patients, training in cultural competence has garnered more attention. But is it missing the mark?
Better nursing work environments are associated with superior care.
National Quality Forum (NQF) White Paper offers best practices on Meaningful Use for healthcare organizations.
Offered by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), the Beacon Award for Excellence recognizes nursing units that shine in their dedication to patient care and staff satisfaction.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) developed the Five Star Quality Rating System to help patients and their families evaluate quality when choosing long-term care (LTC) facilities. CMS recently changed the Five Star Quality Rating System criteria – and as a result, the tougher standards, revamped assessments and refined metrics have had a negative impact on LTC facilities’ quality ratings.