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Big data: Big roles in big demand for nurses

In February 2015, my editorial focused on issues related to big data in nursing. Featured at the ANA Quality Conference that month, it focused...

FDA launches new website for accessing health databases

On June 2, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) launched openFDA, a new initiative designed to make it easier for web developers, researchers,...

A new patient-acuity tool promotes equitable nurse-patient assignments

When a 2 acuity rating isn’t truly a 2

What we can learn about scheduling from the airline and package-delivery industries

Optimization modeling moves decision-making from a “what-if” to a “what’s-best” solution.

A partnership to enhance outcomes through quality dashboards and action

Learn how a multidepartmental task force improved a hospital’s data display and action-planning tools

Technology, transformation, and the nursing workforce

Nursing informatics professionals are ready to lead the transformation to a technology-enabled healthcare environment.

Enabling the ordinary: More time to care

The value of technology in automating and improving patient care

Collaborating on technology: A learning exchange between U.S. and U.K. nurses

An immersion study found that shared governance helps healthcare organizations keep up with technology.

Study: Healthcare spending expected to grow 6.2% in 2014

According to projections published by Health Affairs, healthcare spending is expected to grow by 6.1% in 2014, and by 2022, healthcare spending financed by...

RAC audits continue to increase

A new report from the American Hospital Association says recovery and contractor (RAC) audits continue to increase. Of the 1,233 hospitals that responded to...

Are you confident about confidence intervals?

The confidence interval yields information on how confident researchers are about the success of a studied intervention.

Rate of not-for-profit hospital revenue growth lowest in two decades, says Moody’s

A report from Moody’s says that the rate of not-for-profit hospital revenue growth lowest in two decades. Read more.

Understanding correlation analysis

Correlation analysis helps nurses better identify which patient factors are a cause for concern.