TONE Monthly
July 2017
TONE News & Updates
As nurse leaders, we want our organization to be successful and financially viable. In this uncertain time of healthcare reform, we are faced with penalties or no reimbursement, a necessity for population health management, political turmoil, and regulatory constraints. Key leader traits become increasingly important to influence health system resilience. Emotional intelligence (EQ) is comprised of self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management. The higher the EQ of the nurse leader affects the success in performance (Bradberry, 2014).
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Nursing Leadership
Tamara Rosin, Becker's Hospital Review
Innovation is essential for a company to differentiate itself from its competitors and thrive.
Jennifer Thew, RN, HealthLeaders Media
Nurse leaders pushing for nurses to obtain BSNs need to understand that college debt can slow nurses' academic progression, and has negative implications for those on a leadership track.
Michael McGrady, Patient Daily
After the Healthcare Leadership Council (HLC) held a Capitol Hill briefing on the need for innovation in the nation’s health care workforce, concerns remain on how the industry is supposed to modernize during a time of varying factors.
Raymond Hino, Fierce Healthcare
For healthcare leaders, social media is a great opportunity to positively promote your facility to hundreds of thousands of people.
Troy Brown, RN, Medscape
A recent article, Trump Visa Changes Hit US Nursing Supply From Canada, Mexico by Diana Swift on Medscape Medical News, described how US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) personnel denied visas and US entry for some Canadian advanced practice nurses trying to work in the United States in March 2017.
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Practice and Patient Care
Julia Quinn-Szcesuil, Minority Nurse
Nurses don’t always get to match the ideal vision of a lazy summer, but that doesn’t mean that they can’t take advantage of this fleeting time of year.
Nancy J. Brent, MS, JD, RN,
An unpleasant constant for nurses throughout their careers is that there are potential liabilities linked to their profession.
Mary Jane Konstantin, RN, Daily Nurse
Nurses often say to their patients, "We’re here for you if you need us."
Michele Wojciechowski, Daily Nurse
Every nurse has them—the difficult patients that, no matter what good is happening in their lives, are just really negative with their attitudes all the time.
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Public Policy
Jeff Lagasse, Healthcare Finance
While Senate Republicans move toward finalizing their healthcare plan, a new survey finds that all of the key provisions of the House-passed American Health Care Act are opposed by clear majorities.
Baylor University - Louise Herrington School of Nursing
Members in the News
Leslee Bassman, Community Impact Newspaper
When she was a little girl in India, Rohini Bochaton recalls the day her mother left the family home to obtain a master’s degree in public health from a U.S. university through a World Health Organization scholarship.
Lauren Koski, Amarillo Globe-News
A Friona native who started her education at Amarillo College and West Texas A&M University is now the first nurse practitioner in the state who can perform a set of functions that previously required supervision.
Nurses at Parkland Hospital in Dallas are helping victims of sexual assault regain their power, and in some cases, find justice.
Olivia Nguyen, D Magazine
As systems vice president and chief nursing officer, Debi Pasley coordinates with other Christus facilities, advocates for regional hospital needs, and develops new solutions to help employees overcome barriers and challenges they face.
Healthcare Industry
Ilene MacDonald, Fierce Healthcare
Looks like the era of volatile swings and double-digit growth in employer medical costs is coming to an end.
Les Masterson, Healthcare Dive
As state deadlines approach for payers to decide whether to continue offering plans in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) exchanges next year, a new report by Avalere found that 41% of counties may have only one payer option in 2018.