All cardiac care professionals could see more professional development, opportunity.
With the switch to value-based medicine, more nurses are becoming hospital CEOs reads an article published online today in Hospitals & Health Networks Magazine.
Three hospitals in the six-hospital Memorial Healthcare System in Florida are now run by nurses—for RNs, it seems, the career ladder has grown longer, with more nurses climbing higher in healthcare management.
Beyond Florida, an August 2016 article in Becker's Hospital Review listed 33 nurses who transitioned to hospital CEOs.
Why are more hospitals tapping nurses to run the organization? Management competencies are changing, says Lamont Yoder, RN, of the American Organization of Nurse Executives to H&HN Magazine's Maggie Van Dyke.
Continue reading Career ladders getting higher for nurses—what about allied health?
A new joint report released today by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) offers practitioners and stakeholders ten evidence-based quality and performance measures to prevent sudden cardiac death (SCD).
"This is the first comprehensive measure set in the area of SCD prevention," says Sana Al-Khatib, MD, co-chair of the report writing committee in an ACC press release. "Our vision is that these measures will be developed, tested and implemented in clinical practice and that implementation will improve patient care and outcomes."
Sudden cardiac death a "healthcare crisis"
The American Heart Association reports more than 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCA) occurring in 2016 with only 12 percent of people surviving to hospital discharge. These approximate statistics suggest more than 308,000 sudden cardiac deaths per year.
Continue reading ACC and AHA Release 10 “Comprehensive” Measures to Combat Sudden Cardiac Death
Anne-Marie Slaughter, former Director of Policy Planning for the US Department of State, gave a TED talk in 2013 where she discussed work-life balance---how it helps employers and employees, and how it can facilitate gender equality in the work place.
Her talk offered an excellent perspective on an important societal issue, but it also outlined the beneficial effects of giving employees flexible schedules.
In cardiovascular care, flexible scheduling is not impossible or unreasonable. The importance of work-life balance and its effects on everything from quality of care to the bottom line make flexible staffing the second of our 5 essential characteristics of highly effective cardiovascular teams.
Continue reading Essential Characteristic #2 – What Flexibility can do for you
Healthcare executives recently shared 5 big predictions for 2015 with Healthcare DIVE, which might directly effect how you do your jobs in the rapidly approaching future.
Lisa Khorey of Ernst & Young's Health Care Advisory practice expects interoperability—the extent to which healthcare systems can share data—will be a major theme for administrators this year.
But this theme of data sharing extends further than clinical applications of shared medical records.
In the new CV Directions, dropping tomorrow, Jared Hullet of Vigilant Medical shares his ideas about online collaboration and data sharing:
"Now, imagine a department at one facility being able to post a sample of studies to a partner institution. That partner institution could then do an explanatory review for appropriateness and quality while simultaneously posting studies to the first institution for review as well. This proactive and cost effective approach would put these institutions out in front of the quality and appropriateness issues most cardiac programs are beginning to dread."
Continue reading Healthcare Environment in 2015, What do you think?