NursesWeek-blog-01

  Nursing is a growing profession. In the United States, there are 2.7 million registered nursing jobs today, and experts predict an increase of 19% by 2022. Both Australia and the United Kingdom are working to address workforce shortages. As the industry continues to change, nurses can prepare today to make the most of tomorrow’s opportunities. To help honor the profession during Nurses Week (May 6 – 12), we interviewed nursing leaders around the world. Here are some of the highlights of what they shared on this subject: What should nurses do today to help them prepare for changes coming over the next 2-3 years? “I believe nurses have to position themselves to be there very best. What does that mean? Nurses need to have advanced degrees — at minimum a Bachelor’s degree perhaps even a Master’s degree and looking […]

Allscripts celebrates Nurses Week by sharing wisdom from nursing leaders.

  Nurses are on the front lines of all aspects of health care. Their many responsibilities include adopting and making the most of new technologies and electronic systems. To help honor the profession during Nurses Week (May 6 – 12), we interviewed nursing leaders around the world. Here are some of the highlights of what they shared on this subject:   What healthcare IT improvement(s) would be most helpful to nurses? Or how can IT help nurses?   “Machine device interfacing to online records and documentations would be most helpful to nurses as this would truly provide the much touted seamless transition of patient data from point to point and free the nurses to focus on patient education and bedside care. “Not only that, with the creation of a single source of medical records which is accessible by all healthcare […]

NursesWeek-blog-01

  Nursing is the world’s largest healthcare profession. As the industry evolves to new models (such as value-based care*), it significantly affects nurses in acute settings, home care, case management, clinics and all venues of care. To help honor the profession during Nurses Week (May 6 – 12), we interviewed nursing leaders around the world. Here are some of the highlights of what they shared on this subject: How is health care’s shift to value-based models affecting nurses in your organization? “I think in a positive way. We focus on communication and on setting and sharing expectations, using value-based equations to explain why these are the right things to do. We work hard to make sure our goals tie together – from the University of California, to the department, to the individual. “For example, about 18 months ago we held […]