April Kapu, an associate dean for Vanderbilt’s School of Nursing, leads more than 119,000 members of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She assumed the presidency July 1 and will serve a two-year term. Kapu talked with HealthLeaders about how NPs are changing healthcare, the likelihood of all states granting full practice authority to NPs, and what AANP members can expect from her for the next two years.
The potential for the spread of respiratory illness in healthcare settings has been a primary concern during the coronavirus pandemic. To address this concern, many outpatient clinics closed their doors in the early phase of the pandemic and telehealth expanded tremendously to keep patients and their clinicians safely connected for care.
Black adults experience higher rates of adverse safety events compared to White patients treated in the same hospital, according to a new analysis released today by Urban Institute researchers and funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
A team of physicians are working on groundbreaking research into pregnancy-related cell-free RNA (cfRNA) to develop a simple blood test that would enable early detection of conditions like preterm birth, preeclampsia, and gestational diabetes. The test uses a small blood sample to analyze tens of thousands of molecular transcripts from the mother, baby, and placenta.
HealthLeaders interviewed Peter Pronovost, MD, PhD, recently to discuss a range of topics, including checklists, value-based care, workforce safety, and his vision for telehealth after the coronavirus pandemic has passed. The following is a lightly edited transcript of that conversation.
Hijinio Carreon, DO, was recently named to the newly created position of chief medical executive at the MercyOne health system. An emergency medicine physician, Carreon previously served as chief medical officer of MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center.
By SAI Global This report provides results from our 12th annual Healthcare Compliance Benchmark Survey, conducted by SAI Global in collaboration with Strategic Management Services, LLC. Richard P. Kusserow, former DHHS Inspector General, provided the analysis of the results. The survey’s objective was to understand the status and progress of compliance program development in the U.S. healthcare industry. The … Continued
Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that six in 10 adults in the U.S. have a chronic health condition such as heart disease, lung disease, cancer, diabetes, or Alzheimer’s, while four in 10 have two or more chronic diseases. And Americans with five or more chronic conditions, who make up 12% of the population, account for an astounding 41% of total healthcare spending. That’s nearly $1.6 billion each year.
Sanjay Gupta, chief medical correspondent with CNN and a practicing neurosurgeon, spoke with attendees at the recent Health Experience Design Conference 2021 to talk about his observations as a correspondent, his takeaways from the COVID-19 pandemic, and his views on where we go from here.
By Vocera Communications Over the past year, as we’ve all seen how nurses impact the health and healing of our world, we’ve also seen them embrace the mantra “Never Again” and leave the profession at unprecedented rate. The need for change is clear. We must heed the call from all corners to listen to, support, … Continued