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Nurse Leader Weekly 4/22/19

In Case You Missed It … Health and education start-ups say recruiting has gotten easier in wake of Facebook, Google scandals Sunday, April 21 CNBC Health-tech companies are getting funded and as Silicon Valley entrepreneurs flock east, these healthcare startups are seeing talent come in from companies like Facebook and Alphabet.   Patient Faces Arrest […]

Nurse Leader Weekly 4/15/19

In Case You Missed It … PBM Executives Questioned On Drug Pricing Practices By Senate Finance Committee Monday, April 15 Forbes A few months ago, executives from seven drug makers testified on prescription drug prices before the Senate Finance Committee. Now, it’s pharmacy benefit manager’s or PBMs turn to testify and be questioned on their […]

Nurse Leader Weekly 4/8/19

In Case You Missed It … E. coli outbreak sickens 72 people in 5 states, CDC says Friday, April 5 CNBC E. coli has sickened 72 people and hospitalized 8 across five states, the CDC said Friday. Health officials have not pinpointed a specific food, grocer or restaurant as the source.   Study Reveals Alarming […]

Nurse Leader Weekly 4/1/19

In Case You Missed It … Illinois lawmakers push for mandatory nurse staffing ratios Saturday, March 30 ILNews The number of patients assigned to nurses at Illinois hospitals could change soon. Lawmakers in the state have drafted legislation to help but some medical professionals are saying the bill is lacking a crucial element.   OxyContin-maker […]

Nurse Leader Weekly 3/25/19

In Case You Missed It … 6 innovations from Future Healthcare 2019 Friday, March 22 Medical News Today The United Kingdom’s annual Future Healthcare event highlighted innovations around detecting dementia early, blockchain for health, mobile cancer screening, upgrading disposable batteries, robots for loneliness, and breathing easier.   CVS has started selling cannabis-based products in 8 […]

Nurse Leader Weekly 3/18/19

In Case You Missed It … Ebola Epidemic in Congo Could Last Another Year, C.D.C. Director Warns Saturday, March 16 NYTimes Agency Chief, Dr. Robert R. Redfield mentioned the outbreak could last another year and is worried that vaccine supplies could run out. This outbreak began in August and there have been 932 cases and […]

Nurse Leader Weekly 3/4/19

In Case You Missed It … 2020 Named “Year of the Nurse” Endorsed By W.H.O Thursday, February 21 The World Health Organization had a meeting earlier in the year where director-general, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, made the official proposal to declare 2020 the year of the nurse and the midwife.   This hospital modeled […]

Nurse Leader Weekly 2/25/19

In Case You Missed It … Urgent Care Centers Hit 8,700 As Big Players Walgreens, CVS Emerge Monday, February 25 Forbes The number of U.S. urgent care centers rose 8% to 8,774 last year from 8,125 in 2017. Big, well-capitalized companies like CVS Health and Walgreens are helping to add services across the country.   […]

Nurse Leader Weekly 2/18/19

In Case You Missed It … Man in famous photo of sailor kissing nurse has died Monday, February 18 ABC13 The famous “sailor and nurse kissing” photograph from WW2 that depicts a Middletown man smooching a nurse in celebration of Japanese surrender has died. The photograph was an iconic picture taken on Aug. 14, 1945 […]

Nurse Leader Weekly 2/11/19

In Case You Missed It … Nurse Builds ‘Beautiful Tapestry’ Of Diversity At UNC Rex Hospital Wednesday, February 6 WRAL Janie Laurore is a nurse who is making history at UNC Rex Hospital Systems. She celebrates the diversity in her department saying “I’m not going to call it a melting pot as much as I’m […]