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      • Revisiting Triple Aim Efforts in Turbulent Times

        Published 34 days ago by Lippincott Solutions
        • Triple Aim
        • innovation
        • patient care
        • healthcare reform adoption
        • healthcare quality
        • IHI

        Is uncertainty with healthcare reform endangering efforts to improve care quality?

      • Just Ask. They’ll Tell.

        Published Aug 31 2017, 8:00 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • patient care

        Are questions regarding a patient’s sexual orientation appropriate when not medically relevant?

      • Time for Cultural Competence Training to Get Real?

        Published Apr 27 2017, 8:00 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • patient care
        • Transcultural Nursing Society
        • cultural competence
        • TCNS
        • nursing education

        To bridge cultural gaps between caregivers and patients, training in cultural competence has garnered more attention. But is it missing the mark?

      • From Science Fiction to The Bedside

        Published Oct 05 2016, 8:00 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • medical technologies
        • Hospital & Health Networks
        • patient care
        • Kaiser Permanente
        • patient safety

        A look at how 3D printers, robotic exoskeletons, and other innovations are changing patient care. 

      • The Surprising Link Between Magnet Status and Value

        Published Apr 06 2016, 8:00 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • nurse staffing
        • ANCC Magnet
        • value
        • nursing environment
        • patient care
        • Magnet
        • mortality
        • cost
        • quality
        • ANCC

        Better nursing work environments are associated with superior care.

      • Would You Like an A1c Test with That?

        Published Oct 21 2015, 8:00 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • MinuteClinic
        • patient care
        • Retail-based clinics
        • EHR
        • telehealth

        A look at the pros and cons of retail health clinics. 

      • Capturing the Value of Big Data to Improve Patient Care

        Published Sep 02 2015, 8:00 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • NQF
        • EHR
        • Electronic health record
        • data
        • Meaningful Use
        • big data
        • patient care
        • National Quality forum

        National Quality Forum (NQF) White Paper offers best practices on Meaningful Use for healthcare organizations.

      • Is Beacon Beckoning Your Nursing Unit?

        Published Apr 01 2015, 8:00 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • Beacon Award for Excellence
        • patient care
        • American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
        • nursing excellence
        • AACN
        • nursing

        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.

      • How Long-Term Care Facilities Can Improve Quality Scores

        Published Mar 16 2015, 8:00 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • quality scores
        • Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services
        • nursing homes
        • long-term care
        • patient care
        • quality
        • CMS
        • nursing
        • LTC

        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. 

      • Four Strategies to Get Nurses Back to the Bedside

        Published Jan 28 2015, 7:00 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • patient care
        • indirect patient care
        • bedside care
        • hospital inefficiencies
        • nursing

        Nurses spend a significant amount of time on tasks other than patient care. Free up their time for patients by implementing these strategies.