Monday, September 26, 2016

Procedural volume and performance measurement

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Rethinking procedural volume

Procedural volume is a perpetual sticking point in performance measurement, but is its form more controversial than its function? In the medical staff realm, volume is typically expressed in whole numbers—the practitioner must perform so many procedures to qualify for clinical privileges or to satisfy established professional practice evaluation thresholds—but a new study published in the BMJ showcases a different approach. Read more.

CRC is getting a makeover!

The challenges that MSPs, medical staff leaders, and quality professionals face daily demand innovation, agility, and flexibility. The Credentialing Resource Center (CRC) is committed to providing a dynamic education and training platform that embodies these principles and evolves with its member base. That’s why, beginning next week, we’re debuting some exciting changes to the CRC website, membership benefits, and driving publications. Read on for a rundown of key upgrades, and feel free to contact Editor Delaney Rebernik at with any questions. We’re thrilled to provide these new tools for pursuing professional excellence in a variable healthcare landscape. Read more.

Get the recognition you deserve!

We’re premiering two new contests to honor MSPs and medical staff leaders who have made exceptional strides in their organizations and the broader professional community. Apply today for your chance to shine. 

The Credentialing Resource Center (CRC) is proud to announce the 2017 CRC Symposium Case Study Competition and the 2017 CRC Achievement Awards, two application-based contests that showcase excellence in the medical staff services and leadership fields. Beyond the opportunity to bolster their professional portfolio and contribute to important industry conversations, winners will receive free admission to the 2017 CRC Symposium, among other prizes.

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2017 CRC Symposium Case Study Competition
CRC is seeking a pioneering MSP, physician leader, or small team (up to three people) to present a compelling case study at the 2017 CRC Symposium, which will be held April 6–7, 2017, at the Hyatt Regency Austin in Austin, Texas. The winning proposal will highlight a creative solution that the presenter(s) have helped implement at their organization. Whether you’re a seasoned educator in search of a broader platform to share your expertise or a yet-to-present professional with big ideas, this is the ultimate opportunity.

2017 CRC Achievement Awards
CRC is debuting three Achievement Awards to commend MSPs and medical staff leaders who make a difference in their organization and serve as an inspiration to the broader professional community. Nominate an outstanding colleague (or yourself) in one of the following categories:

  • CRC Medical Staff Professional of the Year
  • CRC Medical Staff Leader of the Year
  • CRC Excellence in Medical Staff Collaboration Award

Feel free to contact CRC Editor Delaney Rebernik at with questions about either contest.

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

NI 09/22/16: Register for the 2016 Magnet® Conference

Weekly Nursing News Update | Vol. 19, No. 39 -- September 22, 2016

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  1. Empowering Nurses for Early Sepsis Recognition
  2. Register for the 2016 Magnet® Conference
  3. Call for Public Comment: Non-Punitive Treatment of Pregnant and Breast-Feeding Women with Substance Use Disorder
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1. Empowering Nurses for Early Sepsis Recognition
Did you know that September is Sepsis Awareness Month? Check out information from the CDC and sign up for the 9/22 webinar on Empowering Nurses for Early Sepsis Recognition.

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2. Register for the 2016 Magnet® Conference
What do attendees say they get out of attending the ANCC National Magnet Conference®? Networking, benchmarking, new knowledge, excitement, pride, education, positivity, enthusiasm, camaraderie, inspiration, celebration, current trends, and best practices. It's the biggest nursing conference in the U.S., and you should be there, October 5-7, 2016, in Orlando. There's still time to register!

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3. Call for Public Comment: Non-Punitive Treatment of Pregnant and Breast-Feeding Women with Substance Use Disorder
The ANA Center for Ethics and Human Rights Advisory Board has undertaken a review and revision of the ANA position statement, Non-Punitive Treatment of Pregnant and Breast-feeding Women with Substance Use Disorder.

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Now is an exciting time to begin a medical career. Many grants and programs supporting educational opportunities are available today. This blog is dedicated to providing current information for schools, training, and job opportunities related to medical and nursing fields. The US Department of Labor projects that over 500,000 jobs will be added to the Health-Care Industry in the next 7 years. Now that President Obama's Health Care Plan, or ObamaCare, is in effect the AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) has announced a 8%-13% increase in their corporatation's healthcare plan-cost due. Why would the AARP support Obama's Health plan? Because further cutbacks on Medicare from this legislation will increase seniors needing private coverage. According to the Nov 12, 2010 'Wall Street Journal' (author Anne Tergesen) "As a result, as many as one million Medicare recipients will have to choose new coverage, according to AARP". The USA already spends over $2.4 trillion dollars per year on the healthcare industry. The increase in private coverage will increase the number of private-sector jobs in the medical profession. Along with the 'Aging of America', where the majority of citizens need increased health services, numerous factors are driving the medical profession to rank top among the highest demand and highest paying careers in the country.

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