Preparing nurses to work in critical care can be a challenge. There’s a lot for new or transferring nurses to learn, and for a unit that is typically already struggling with higher turnover rates, making sure that you have everyone fully-prepared ready to care for patients (while keeping them on the floor instead of in

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Executives in healthcare and other industries are always interested in how to find and develop the next wave of organizational leaders; and both hiring and coaching processes are focused on pinpointing individuals with the right skills. If you think that leaders are born rather than developed, you might rely more heavily on recruitment to find these stars

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Editorial Note: This is a guest blog post written by David Szary, Founder & Partner of Lean Human Capital and The Recruiter Academy. David is a leading authority on developing radical, just-in-time recruitment solutions for companies seeking to develop an elite staffing organization. To learn more about Lean Human Capital and The Recruiter Academy, subscribe to their

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The American Nurses Association’s (ANA) annual celebration of National Nurses Week, which begins on May 6 and ends on May 12 (in observance of Florence Nightingale’s birthday), recognizes the millions of nurses who make up the backbone of the American healthcare system. It’s meant to be a week that we all stop and reflect upon all of the hard

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ICD-10 Implementation: Preparing Your Organization

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ICD-10 compliance for all HIPAA-covered entities is scheduled for implementation on October 1 of this year. No judgements from me if you’re a little leery of that date. We’ve had more than our fair share of delays. This time, though, it’s for real. ICD-10 implementation is going to happen in 5 months. Let that sink in.

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ICD-10 Delay No More — It’s the Final Countdown

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It looks like we’ve seen the last of the ICD-10 delays — finally! The possibility of yet another ICD-10 implementation delay was put to rest earlier this week when the Senate approved legislation to repeal the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula. Since there was no language regarding ICD-10 implementation delays in the latest version of the SGR bill, it

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Will the current implementation date of October 1, 2015 hold or won’t it? That seems to be the big question on everyone’s mind when it comes to ICD-10 this year. The original implementation deadline has already been delayed twice– from October 1, 2013 to 2014, and then eventually to this year. As it is, the

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Top 5 Physician Concerns for 2015: How You Can Help

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Physicians are frustrated and fed up with the latest healthcare reform changes. The main issue? They feel the new mandates, which include an increase in paperwork and patient load, will decrease the quality and time they have to spend with their patients. A survey of 20,000 doctors led by Merritt Hawkins highlights the five main

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For at least a decade, organizations have wanted to integrate performance and learning management processes. In a survey conducted by Bersin by Deloitte®, 69.3% of respondents said that integrating learning management and performance management systems was “very valuable” or “highly valuable.” Over time, technology has caught up with this vision and the benefits of integration

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Accreditation by The Joint Commission communicates that a healthcare institution meets criteria related to the safety and quality of patient care. It has even been referred to as the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval—for healthcare. Talent management processes play a major role in ensuring that the accreditation is met. When The Joint Commission surveyors unexpectedly

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