ACOs support programs that increase value in pediatrics December 18, 2016 By Tracey Walker Study: ACOs can be part of the structure to improve outcomes in children with medical complexity. CMS updates data mining rule to enrich patient care July 06, 2016 By Tracey Walker CMS finalized new rules that aim to enrich the Qualified Entity Program by expanding access to analyses and data that will help providers, employers, and others make more informed decisions about care delivery and quality improvement. Leveraging data integration to manage chronic conditions July 05, 2016 By Drew Schiller Is digital health integration the missing link in understanding chronic diseases and what should physicians be asking to ensure the data they want to receive is captured effectively? Five ways effective teams transform healthcare Effective teams transform patient and caregiver experience by building trust and meeting goals. Here are five ways how. How nurses can avoid the top health technology hazards December 17, 2014 By Rachael Zimlich RN Out of the 10 top hazards identified in the report, nurses work directly with the top 5. Study substantiates nurse impact on clinical outcomes November 24, 2014 By Rachael Zimlich RN A new study published in the September issue of Health Services Research found that individual nurses can in fact have a positive impact on patients. Nurses and care teams need better ways to communicate to improve hospital care November 13, 2014 By Rachael Zimlich RN Hospitals lose about $12 billion annually as a result of poor communication among healthcare providers. Nurses growing more dissatisfied with EHR systems October 28, 2014 By Rachael Zimlich RN Electronic health records are a source of frustration for many nurses, according to new research. Nursing unions use Ebola momentum to vie for better training, protection October 28, 2014 By Rachael Zimlich RN The California Nurses’ Union is seeking better protection against Ebola in its negotiation with Kaiser Permanente. New study will judge nursing practices and patient outcomes under the ACA October 20, 2014 By Rachael Zimlich RN A researcher at the University of Pennsylvania will examine evolving nursing practices under the Affordable Care Act.