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Don't overlook risks from automatic data entry in EHRs, and other letters

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 16, 2015

Regarding the article “Getting the data stream flowing: Hospitals want monitoring devices and EHRs to communicate”, entering vitals such as blood pressure, respiration rate and oxygen saturation from electronic monitors directly into the electronic health record saves time and...

ANA President Pam Cipriano on the changing role of nurses

ANA President Pam Cipriano on the changing role of nurses

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 09, 2015

Pam Cipriano is the elected president of the American Nurses Association, the nation's largest nurse association, representing 3.1 million registered nurses. Modern Healthcare recently spoke with Cipriano about the changing role of nurses, hospital staffing cuts, nurses' wages and efforts to reduce...

'You have to maintain adequate staffing to preserve safety'

'You have to maintain adequate staffing to preserve safety'

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 09, 2015

Pam Cipriano is the elected president of the American Nurses Association, the nation's largest nurse association, representing 3.1 million registered nurses. Modern Healthcare recently spoke with Cipriano about the changing role of nurses, hospital staffing cuts, nurses' wages and efforts to reduce...

Judges hard to read in home care wage appeal

By Lisa Schencker  |  May 07, 2015

A federal three-judge panel gave few clues during oral arguments Thursday about which way they might lean in the battle over the Obama administration's effort to compel home healthcare providers to raise wages for many workers.

Court to weigh wage protections for home-care workers

By Lisa Schencker  |  May 02, 2015

The home-care industry and the Obama administration will face off Thursday in a federal appeals court in Washington in a case with major financial implications for the industry and its low-wage workers.

Blog: NNU's aggressive path to hospital labor wins

Blog: NNU's aggressive path to hospital labor wins

By Adam Rubenfire  |  April 22, 2015

National Nurses United's call Monday for strikes at the University of Chicago Medical Center and eight hospitals in California follows a slew of fights the union has picked with management recently over what it says are issues with staffing and patient care.

Nurse union, hospitals clash over reasons for scheduled strikes next week

By Adam Rubenfire  |  April 20, 2015

More than 6,400 registered nurses are expected to strike next week at the University of Chicago Medical Center and eight hospitals in California to highlight what they say are their concerns about staffing and patient care. But hospital officials say money is the real issue.

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