Special Reports

September 2017 Vol. 12 No. 9

How to build a case that creates improved patient outcomes.
By Janet Boivin, BSN, RN

In this new, unpredictable healthcare universe, chief nursing officers (CNOs) and chief financial officers (CFOs) are jettisoning preconceived notions of their individual roles and finding innovative ways to work together to create better outcomes.

One . . .

November 2016 Vol. 11 No. 11

Author: Angela Dubuc, MSN, RN as told to Janet Boivin, BSN, RN

In 2014, a multidisciplinary task force at Central Maine Medical Center (CMMC) in Lewiston created a fall-reduction program flexible enough to be customized to each unit’s medical specialty. The team chose the fall-prevention toolkit from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality as the best-practice guide . . .

September 2016 Vol. 11 No. 9

Author: Meaghan O’Keeffe, BSN, RN

In the healthcare arena, change happens at a rapid pace. Healthcare leaders face the continual challenge of delivering high-quality patient care while managing costs. A growing body of evidence shows that patient acuity-driven staffing is an effective way to optimize nurse staffing to improve patient outcomes and promote . . .