TONE Monthly
January 2018
TONE News & Updates
"Dynamic Leadership for Shared Governance" was sponsored by AONE and held June 29-30, 2017 in San Antonio. The speakers were Marjorie Maurer, MSN, RN, NEA-BC; Beverly Hancock, DNP, RN-BC; Tim Porter-O’Grady, DM, EdD, Scd(h), APRN, FAAN, FACCWS; and Rachel Start, MS, RN.
Many thought-provoking points were made about leadership’s role in "shared decision-making."

• It’s all about making decisions and who owns the decisions
• CHANGE is the work
• Must be purposeful and evidence-driven
• Ambiguity hides accountability
American Sentinel University
Intercom Inc.
Nursing Leadership
Minority Nurse
One decision by the RN can change a patient’s outcome, which is why critical thinking skills are essential for nurses. Critical thinking skills are believed to result in powerful patient outcomes, and this article shares insight on how to develop these vital skills.
Carla Goldstein, the chief external affairs officer of Omega Institute shares her insights about the evolving dynamic between power and women. According to Carla, "You can’t look at power without looking at patriarchy."
The Oxford Review
A new research study shows how leaders are damaging their own workforce and reputations by skipping the step of treating people with dignity.
Becker’s Hospital Review
Cardinal Health polled 128 frontline nurses and 18 nurse managers to examine the challenges related to developing the next generation of nurse leaders. Results show how interested staff nurses are in promotions, and whether nurses are currently satisfied with their jobs through the use of emojis!
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Practice and Patient Care
Skilled Nursing News
As we all get ready to dive into 2018, let’s take a moment to reflect on some of the nursing highlights of 2017. Find out the top five most read nursing stories of 2017!
Fibromyalgia News Today
Helping patients that are tackling fibromyalgia on a daily basis set New Year’s resolutions that are attainable, and valuable may not be in the job description of a nurse. However, a little advice may go a long way for those patients who need that extra inspiration.
Modern Healthcare
Nurses provide a personal touch to all aspects of patient care such as helping a patient figure out treatment options and payment options. Accolade has a platform that uses an intelligence engine for health assistants resulting in a symbiotic relationship. Humans are providing the personal touch and the computers are organizing the data.
Business Wire
According to industry experts at Infiniti, "Healthcare is more than just getting a prescription or doctor’s advice; over time it has changed into an industry which gives high importance to patient relationship management and patient care."
Education and Events
Thursday, February 22 – Friday, February 23, 2018
2018 TONE Annual Conference
Location: Dallas
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Public Policy
AHA News
The AHA and the Association of American Medical Colleges are pushing to prevent the Department of Health and Human Services to stop 340B. Under 340B, the Department of Health and Human Services will reduce Medicare payments and drug savings program by nearly 30 percent.
Members in the News
Houston Herald
Stephanie Tabor, of Cabool, was honored with a DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune System) award. The DAISY award recipient is nominated for an act of extraordinary care.
Healthcare Industry
Oregon Health & Science University Hospital upgraded their system to retrieve information and gain access to patients’ end-of-life care wishes.
Medical experts can expect to see many innovative changes in the healthcare industry in 2018.