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Shirley M Glynn, Linda M Richardson
The new Chief Executive Officer of the American Psychological Association (APA) Arthur C. Evans, Jr., Ph.D., has a long-standing career in public service and an ongoing commitment to public service psychology. Leadership of APA Division 18 (Psychologists in Public Service) recently interviewed Dr. Evans about his position at APA and his vision for public service psychology and its role in the U.S. health care system. Issues for discussion were selected by the Division's sections on community and state hospitals; criminal justice; police and public safety; psychologists in Indian country; serious mental illness/severe emotional disturbance; students; and veterans affairs...
September 17, 2018: Psychological Services
MariLou Prado-Inzerillo, Joanne T Clavelle, Joyce J Fitzpatrick
OBJECTIVE: Describe the relationship between leadership practices and engagement of chief nursing officers (CNOs) in Magnet® organizations. BACKGROUND: Transformational leadership practices and CNO engagement are vital in influencing nursing practice. METHODS: Magnet hospital CNOs were invited to participate in a quantitative descriptive study via an online survey published in 2 newsletters. RESULTS: The CNOs rated their leadership practices high across all dimensions; the top leadership practice of Magnet CNOs was enabling others to act...
September 11, 2018: Journal of Nursing Administration
Christine N Runyan
Earlier this year, Amazon, J. P. Morgan, and Berkshire Hathaway announced plans to launch a joint health care company with more than a million covered lives. Dr. Atul Gawande, the prominent Boston-based surgeon and health care thought leader, will become the first chief executive officer of this health care venture, with a mission to get the best results at the lowest costs and remain free from profit-making incentives and constraints. In this presidential column, the author explores what this has to do with the mission in the Collaborative Family Health care Association (CFHA) and the promulgation of integrated health care...
September 2018: Families, Systems & Health: the Journal of Collaborative Family Healthcare
Abi Rimmer
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August 28, 2018: BMJ: British Medical Journal
Susan Cobb, Kathleen Wolf, Christa Shine, Anne Jadwin
As part of the Magnet® application process, chief nurse executives (CNEs) are challenged to support the development, implementation, and evaluation of a Professional Practice Model (PPM) and include clinical nurses in this process. A focus group approach is a way to meet dual goals of evaluating the PPM and involving clinical nurses in the research process. The article describes how a focus group approach can be used effectively to identify themes and highlight the role of the CNE. In addition, the PPM resulted in revisions based on clinical nurse input...
September 2018: Journal of Nursing Administration
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Andrei Balta, chief executive of Pets at Home Vet Group, talks to Josh Loeb about how to crack the retail and vet practice business.
August 11, 2018: Veterinary Record
Pouran Raeissi, Mobin Sokhanvar, Edris Kakemam
Outsourcing is used as a strategy to improve efficiency, quality, and satisfaction of beneficiaries in hospitals. This study aimed to determine the reasons for outsourcing, outsourced services, achieved objectives, and outsourcing challenges. This qualitative study was conducted through 58 face-to-face semi-structured interviews with chief executive officers (CEOs), chief financial officers (CFOs), and contracting experts (CEs) in 42 public hospitals in Tehran, Iran. Purposive and snowball sampling techniques were used...
August 9, 2018: International Journal of Health Planning and Management
Wadeia Mohammad AlSharief, Mahera Abdulrahman, Hamda Hassan Khansaheb, Shaima Amin Abdulghafoor, Ashraf Ahmed
Introduction: It is well known that family medicine (FM) is a cornerstone for developing a community-based health-care system, and training family physicians is critical for the society. In Middle East, only 5%-10% of physicians, nurses, and health technicians are citizens. This demands more efforts toward having national FM practitioners in the country. The development of FM residency training program through the past two decades in Dubai has played a crucial rule in this aspect. Methods: The primary purpose of this study is to review the status of FM specialty training in the Emirates of Dubai throughout the past two decades...
March 2018: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
Paul W Abramowitz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 15, 2018: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
John D Boice
The National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements' (NCRP) vision for the future is to improve radiation protection for the general public and workers. This vision is embodied within NCRP's ongoing initiatives: preparedness for nuclear terrorism, increasing the number of radiation professionals critically needed for the nation, providing new guidance for radiation protection in the United States, addressing the protection issues surrounding the ever-increasing use of ionizing radiation in medicine, assessing the radiation doses to aircrew due to higher altitude and longer flights, providing guidance on emerging radiation issues such as the radioactive waste from hydraulic fracturing, focusing on difficult issues such as high-level waste management, and providing better estimates of radiation risks at low doses within the framework of the Million Person Study of Low Dose Radiation Health Effects...
February 2018: Health Physics
Anna T Höglund, Erica Falkenström
BACKGROUND: By tradition, the Swedish health care system is based on a representative and parliamentary form of government. Recently, new management forms, inspired by market principles, have developed. The steering system is both national and regional, in that self-governing county councils are responsible for the financing and provision of health care in different regions. National and local documents regulating Swedish health care mention several ethical values, such as equity in health for the whole population and respect for autonomy and human dignity...
August 6, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
Nancy J Yanchus, Kelley A Carameli, Dee Ramsel, Katerine Osatuke
BACKGROUND: The benefits of physician engagement are numerous, including improved physician recruitment, retention, and leadership development-outcomes associated with substantial costs or potential savings for health care organizations. However, physician disengagement is a serious detriment, associated with poorer quality of patient care and higher turnover of clinical staff. Using a workforce census survey, we examined what makes physicians engaged or disengaged in their work at a large U...
August 3, 2018: Health Care Management Review
N Pourat, A E Martinez, L A Haley, X Chen
Parks After Dark (PAD) is an innovative Los Angeles County (County) strategy for building resilient communities that re-envisions parks as community hubs. PAD began in 2010 at three parks and expanded to twenty-three parks in 2017, evolving into a key County prevention and intervention strategy to promote health, safety, equity, and family and community well-being through cross-sector collaborations. The parks selected for PAD participation are located in communities that, compared to Los Angeles County as a whole, experience higher rates of violence, economic hardship, and obesity and have fewer resources for physical activity and social gathering (see Parks After Dark Evaluation Report, May 2017)...
July 2018: Policy Brief
Stephanie Schoster Meade, Denise K Gormley
Nurse executives must develop creative solutions to improve staff perceptions of the work environment and decrease turnover, as well as stay connected with their staff. This article summarizes an innovative closed feedback loop using an electronic record incorporated into chief nursing officer rounding and the impact on NDNQI survey results.
July 2018: Journal of Nursing Administration
Catherine Arundel, Judith Gellatly
BACKGROUND: Conducting research can be time consuming, difficult and challenging. Guidance and pragmatic advice focussing on randomised controlled trial conduct are available but do not necessarily constitute comprehensive guidance. A successful trial is one that recruits to time and target and collects high-quality data within the originally agreed budget. Standardised trial management tools have outlined key project management elements for a successful trial as a method of ensuring good practice in research trials: initiation, planning, execution, monitoring and closure...
July 13, 2018: Trials
Jerry Y Du, Alexander S Rascoe, Randall E Marcus
BACKGROUND: In an era of increasing healthcare costs, the number and value of nonclinical workers, especially hospital management, has come under increased study. Compensation of hospital executives, especially at major nonprofit medical centers, and the "wage gap" with physicians and clinical staff has been highlighted in the national news. To our knowledge, a systematic analysis of this wage gap and its importance has not been investigated. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: (1) How do wage trends compare between physicians and executives at major nonprofit medical centers? (2) What are the national trends in the wages and the number of nonclinical workers in the healthcare industry? (3) What do nonclinical workers contribute to the growth in national cost of healthcare wages? (4) How much do wages contribute to the growth of national healthcare costs? (5) What are the trends in healthcare utilization? METHODS: We identified chief executive officer (CEO) compensation and chief financial officer (CFO) compensation at 22 major US nonprofit medical centers, which were selected from the US News & World Report 2016-2017 Hospital Honor Roll list and four health systems with notable orthopaedic departments, using publicly available Internal Revenue Service 990 forms for the years 2005, 2010, and 2015...
August 10, 2018: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
Jeryl C Jones, Johanna J Lascano
Meeting the changing needs of journal users is important for veterinary editors. The objective of this prospective survey study was to analyze user opinions for the journal Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound. An online survey was developed based on a consensus among the journal's Editor-in-Chief and Editorial Board members, an industrial organizational psychologist, Executive Council members for the journal's owner organization, representatives of the journal's publisher, and members of the authors' University Institutional Review Board...
July 11, 2018: Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
Ursula Ward
Ursula Ward, Chief Executive, Florence Nightingale Foundation, , describes the role of the foundation and its plans for the future.
July 12, 2018: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
Rahul H Damani, Samyuktha Anand, Parisa Asgarisabet, Catherine Bissell, Sean Savitz, Jose I Suarez
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The aims of this study were to investigate the effect of an intervention to unblind data on r-tPA (recombinant tissue-type plasminogen activator) administration and sharing data with chief executive officers of participating hospitals, on r-tPA administration rates postintervention and on potential healthcare cost savings implemented at 26 Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council hospitals. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of prospective data on thrombolytic therapy from 26 Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council hospitals, collected between April 2014 and June 2016...
July 10, 2018: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
Katrina A S Davis, Jonathan R I Coleman, Mark Adams, Naomi Allen, Gerome Breen, Breda Cullen, Chris Dickens, Elaine Fox, Nick Graham, Jo Holliday, Louise M Howard, Ann John, William Lee, Rose McCabe, Andrew McIntosh, Robert Pearsall, Daniel J Smith, Cathie Sudlow, Joey Ward, Stan Zammit, Matthew Hotopf
Background: UK Biobank is a well-characterised cohort of over 500 000 participants that offers unique opportunities to investigate multiple diseases and risk factors. Aims: An online mental health questionnaire completed by UK Biobank participants was expected to expand the potential for research into mental disorders. Method: An expert working group designed the questionnaire, using established measures where possible, and consulting with a patient group regarding acceptability...
May 2018: BJPsych Open
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