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The MX.com Brief - Solution Spotlight: Nursing Strike Preparation and Survival Toolkit Solution | Sept 22, 2011
Welcome to The Brief, the MX.com newsletter to keep healthcare leaders and innovators informed on Medimetrix Solutions EXchange progress and developments.
In this issue:
- Solution Spotlight: Nursing Strike Preparation and Survival Toolkit Solution
- Around the MX.com Roundtable
- This Week’s Poll: The Expense of Readmissions
- Say Goodbye to Summer, Say Hello to $3,000!
Nursing Strike Preparation and Survival Toolkit
The Nursing Strike Preparation and Survival Toolkit Solution allows hospitals and other healthcare providers to provide safe, continuing care while labor disputes are resolved.
With nearly 22,000 nurses on strike throughout California this week, the industry is buzzing with discussion surrounding labor and nursing strikes.
Nurses Strikes can be inconvenient, costly, and complicated. With labor disputes on the rise, professional associations and nurse unions across the country are considering picket lines and marches.
Coordinating and training a temporary replacement work force is a logistical headache, and with the added tensions surrounding a labor dispute, have the potential to become a major liability to any hospital or healthcare system.
A large and innovative hospital group in the northeast has taken action to minimize the impact of nursing strikes in their hospitals and community. When their nurses took to the sidewalks, the hospital was prepared, remained fully staffed, continued to deliver safe, quality care, and maintained high satisfaction marks. More than 200 contract nurses were trained and ready to respond in just 24 hours.
Learn more about The Nursing Strike Preparation and Survival Toolkit Solution on MX.com.
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Around the MX.com Roundtable
The Roundtable is the section of MX.com where industry leaders and innovators come together to discuss industry trends and hot topics.
The following articles are currently featured on our site:
Five Reasons Nurses Will Leave Your Hospital
If your hospital is struggling to hold on to skilled nurses, chances are you’re doing one or more of the following things. According to a recent article in HealthLeaders, nurse retention strategies are a top priority, especially when surveys, such as this 2011 survey from AMN Healthcare, reveal that at least 25% report that they’re planning to ...more
Doctors or Dealers?
Opioid Abuse and the Management of Chronic Pain
It’s a problem that most primary care physicians contend with on a regular basis: How should they responsibly prescribe opioid analgesics to help patients’ alleviate chronic pain, without inadvertently engendering abuse. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that ...more
Be Engaging: Five Tips to Improve Employee Engagement
Employee satisfaction ranks high on the list of priorities for hospital leaders and for good reason. Retaining skilled clinicians and staff is a challenge in healthcare, and it’s well worth an investment to maintain a happy employee base. Research shows that employee engagement increases ...more
Become a Roundtable Contributor
We are always looking to expand our editorial panel and submittal group. To become a Roundtable Contributor and motivate conversation between hospital executives, please contact our eNewsletter Editor, Editor@MX.com.
This Week’s Poll: The Expense of Readmissions
Readmissions are one of the biggest avoidable costs for a hospital. Each year, millions of patients leave the hospital only to return within weeks or months. Hospital readmissions alone cost the federal government an estimated $17 billion in 2009.
This past April, The Department of Health and Human Services announced the launch of a new program, “Partnership for Patients,” aimed at lowering preventable injuries and complications in patient care. The Partnership set a goal to reduce hospital readmissions by 20% by 2013 and preventable hospital-acquired conditions by 40%.
Is reducing readmissions a goal for your hospital or health system?
Previous Poll Results: And the Consensus Is...
With 180 medications already reported in short supply, we were curious to know if your hospital or health system is feeling the pressure with drug costs and availability. With over a 1000 responses, the final results were very close!
Previous Poll: Shady Medication Sales with Gray Vendors
According to the University of Utah Drug Information Service, 211 crucial drugs were limited in availability last year. As for drug shortages so far for 2011, 180 medications have already been reported, with estimates that could double that number by the end of the year.
Has your hospital or health system felt the squeeze with rising drug costs and limited medication availability?
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